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Seattle Urban Sketchers

Seattle, WA

USk Seattle's 10x10 Workshop Program is back with an exciting lineup of instructors and workshops! The 10x10 program is a worldwide initiative to offer educational workshops wherever sketchers live. Launched in celebration of Urban Sketchers' 10th anniversary in 2017, the program brings a variety of courses on urban sketching techniques taught by talented local instructors in their home cities.

Registration begins February 29, 2020. The cost for each 3-hour workshop is $60 through our early bird date, March 27, 2020. After March 27, the price is $70 per workshop. Registration will be processed by the event management website, Brown Paper Tickets. For workshop details and other information, please visit: http://seattle.urbansketchers.org/

Important: The email address you provide when you register through Brown Paper Ticket is our only means of communicating with you. We need your current email so that your instructor can contact you with information about where to meet, possible last-minute changes, or other updates. If you prefer that we use a different email address for communication purposes, please contact us at usk.seattle@gmail.com.

Program Goals
1. Improve your skills by drawing from life, on location.
2. Learn how to compose and design your sketch on the page.
3. Experience the advantages of group learning and sharing.
4. Become confident sketching on location so that you can continue sharing stories from your city, one drawing at a time.


Good Things Come in Threes: Exploring Limited Watercolor Palettes

May 02, 2020 10:00 AM

Limiting the colors you use for a watercolor scene creates a sense of unity and adds a distinctive mood in your sketch. Explore different structures of three-color relationships to focus compositions and push understanding of the transparent watercolor medium.
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Sketching People from the Inside Out

May 09, 2020 10:00 AM

Use gesture, cross-contour and context to study the human form in action.
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Sketching on the Go

May 16, 2020 9:00 AM

This workshop is designed to teach intermediate students how to put together a useful, well-curated travel kit and explore a flexible new approach to travel sketching.
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First Steps in Visual Journaling

May 23, 2020 9:00 AM

Take your first steps into urban sketching using simple tools and practical tips that anyone can follow.
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The Value of Values

May 30, 2020 9:00 AM

Take your first steps into urban sketching using simple tools and practical tips that anyone can follow.
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Frames Tell the Story

May 31, 2020 9:00 AM

Graphic novels and comic books use framing devices and other visual vocabulary to tell a story. Urban sketching is about telling a story, so the two dovetail beautifully.
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Sketch n Chill: No-Stress Interior Sketching

June 06, 2020 10:00 AM

Hone your skills in capturing the essentials by incorporating fast, confident lines and reducing the scene to its basic elements -- shapes, layers and lines.
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Draw a Crowd

June 13, 2020 10:00 AM

Sketching people is easiest when we arent trying to draw a likeness or details. In this workshop learn different ways of indicating the human form in a variety of groupings individual, duos, trios and groups.
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Rule of Thumbs

June 27, 2020 10:00 AM

Learn to use thumbnails to focus on the story you want to tell with your sketch.
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Compelling Compositions

July 18, 2020 10:00 AM

We know a good composition when we see one, but figuring out how to achieve it can be bewildering. In this workshop, we will explore a few of my go-to compositional strategies.
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Urban Sketching with Watercolor Pencils

August 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Water-soluble colored pencils are a versatile, portable medium, which makes them ideal for sketching on location.
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Making a Dull Sketch Pop with Color

October 03, 2020 9:00 AM

Put excitement, interest and WOW into your sketches by using color to support and expand the story.
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Seattle Urban Sketchers
Tina Koyama, Jane Wingfield

Seattle, WA 98502



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