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Urban Sketching Topics Workshop: Simplify the Structure (April)


Urban Sketching Topics Workshop: Simplify the Structure (April)

Urban Sketching is an art movement that has swept the world in the last 10 years. Urban sketchers gather together to sketch what they see in their city or in places they visit, posting the results online for all to see, and now you can join them!! Each month, the administrators of Urban Sketchers Cincinnati will host a workshop to help beginning and intermediate sketchers learn new skills and improve old ones. In these different classes we’ll cover topics like color and value, perspective, composition, and sketching people. We’ll discuss how to use different media, materials we prefer, and how to post your sketches online for everyone to enjoy. These two classes will repeat, so if you miss one you can catch it next time. This round of workshop, we'll be introducing specific Urban SKetching Topics workshops as well so you can hone in on specific subject matter. Best of all, you can use your newfound skills in the field with Urban Sketchers Cincinnati the day after the workshop each month (3rd Fridays).

Instructors: Amy Bogard, Jeb Brack, Robin Ewers Carnes, Christina Wald

Beginner, IntermediateFridays, 2–4pmFebruary 15th, March 15th, April 19th, May 17th, June 21st, July 19th, August 16th

$30 per session + materials 


Simplify the Structure :: Taught by Christina Wald

In this Topics workshop taught by the Urban Sketchers Cincinnati group, you’ll learn how to break down complex scenes into simple shapes in order to effectively capture them quickly in sketch form.

These 2 hour classes are for the beginner or seasoned artist who is looking to expand on new techniques, learn a new way of sketching on the go or sketching from your photos later on.

Recommended materials to bring with you are:

– Any sketchbooks or materials you currently use including:– A pencil– Eraser– Watercolors or another media of your preference – Brushes or other tools you use depending on the media of your choice– A few of your photos to sketch from

If you don’t have many materials that you currently use, not to worry. We’ll show you around Plaza Art for our favorite materials.


May's workshop will be an Urban Sketching Topics workshop, taught by Jeb Brack on drawing crowds.

Buy tickets to the May 17th Urban Sketching Topics: Crowd Scenes workshop here:

Map Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing, 8118 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, United States
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