Urban Sketching

Urban Sketchers is a global community of artists that practice drawing on location in cities, towns and villages they live in or travel to. The Urban Sketchers movement was started on Flickr in 2007 by a journalist Gabriel Campanario . In 2009 Campanario established Urban Sketchers as a nonprofit organization.

I always find it interesting to see what other Urban Sketchers do- what style they use, what subjects they choose, and how they personalise their work. Check out the link to see just a few examples of the amazing work that is out there. So many different styles, and although many are working not in England, I am sure their...

Swynnerton    - Day 22 April 21

Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

1. We draw on Location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.

2.Our drawings tell the story of our  surroundings, the places we live and where we travel

3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.

4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.

5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.

6. We support each other and draw together.

7. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

Urban Sketchers Near You.

There are Urban sketching groups all over the UK. A local group, Urban Sketchers Stoke on Trent, meet (under normal circumstances ) fortnightly. Venues are posted on line. Members can drop in /attend when they choose. There is no charge for membership. Images after a meet are shared on the  Urban  Sketchers Facebook page. 

You may find it of interest to look at the Urban Sketchers monthly zine .

Drawing Attention | Urban Sketchers

www.urbansketchers.org > drawingattention


First outdoor meet this year, at Victoria Park Stafford. 8-4-21

A chilly day but good to see everyone and chat .... and well done to the hardy ones who sketched. 

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Any members with Urban Sketches they would like to contribute, please send to Dropbox. There is now a dedicated folder there for Urban Sketching images.