Hear about what we got up to on previous sketchcrawls
Want to join in? Here's some advice on what to expect including kit suggestions
List of other urban sketching groups in the UK.
List of events with ideal sketching opportunities
WHAT ARE URBAN SKETCHERS & SKETCHCRAWLS?
In cities all over the world, Urban Sketchers share their experience of drawing on location. Sketching can be a solitary activity but through sharing work online, a global community has formed. The group promotes each individual’s unique perspective in capturing the world around them by sketching direct from life.
Just before Urban Sketchers formed, a group of like minded artists started SketchCrawl. The idea was to ‘crawl’ from one destination to another while drawing and painting at various points along the way. The idea soon caught on. Today SketchCrawls are organised thoughout the world and are often co-ordinated to take place on the same day to form a World Wide SketchCrawl.
Many Urban Sketchers groups regularly meet on SketchCrawls. We encourage and inspire each other to create a visual record of our surroundings. Our motto sums it up pretty well… ‘See the world one drawing at a time’.
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