We are here to promote the joy of Urban sketching and provide a place for urban sketchers in Austin, Tx. to get together and share their city, and travels, one sketch at a time.
Beginners, seasoned urban sketchers, and everyone in between, are all encouraged to join in and enjoy learning from each other. This group is about sharing the art of urban sketching that we practice through the exploration of our city and places we travel. We are encouraged to share the resulting sketches with each other with the non-critical intention of easygoing, enjoyable learning and support. We are also affiliated with a network of urban sketchers from around Texas and around the world, who draw the cities where they live and travel to. Be sure to explore this worldwide community of sketchers as a rich and varied learning resource of ideas and practical approaches that you can put to use in your own sketching practice.
So let's all grow and learn from seeing one another work, get new ideas, and have fun!
Join and enjoy, and please keep these guidelines in mind:
Please bring your own art materials to each meeting and leave each place cleaner than we found it.
All ages are welcome, but kids under the age of 16 must be accompanied, and supervised by, the adult they came with throughout the entire session.
This is not an urban sketching class. No assignments or guided projects will be given during the typical Meetup. At times, a meetup may be clearly announced as a "*Workshop*". Periodic workshops may be offered, covering a variety of topics, according to community interest, and will be clearly posted so as not to be confused with a typical urban sketch Meetup. Workshops ARE urban sketching classes where assignments, theme suggestions, and guided projects may be given to the group as part of the Meetup.
All levels of artists are welcome! Please attend only if you are engaged, self-motivated, and willing to explore the challenges of urban sketching independently and with the group.
Please leave judgments and criticism behind: Especially towards yourself! This is an open art community that welcomes beginners through advanced artists. Be kind and learn from one another!
Above all else, have fun, enjoy the rewards of urban sketching, and ALWAYS respect your fellow sketchers, the locations we visit, and the people you meet along the way!
Welcome to USk-Austin! Looking forward to seeing you at our next sketch meetup!