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Urban Sketching Workshop 101 @ Plaza Art Kenwood (December)


Urban Sketching Workshop 101 @ Plaza Art Kenwood (December)

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 three 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. Also, each class will be taught by a different instructor every time so you'll learn new things every class! 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, 2–4pmAugust 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, January 18, February 15 

$30 per session + materials 

THIS EVENT PAGE IS JUST FOR THE DECEMBER 21st 101 WORKSHOP. For tickets to the January 201 workshop click below:



Class descriptions are below:

Intro to Urban Sketching 101

Do you get inspired to sketch on the go, but don’t have time to always get a sketch in when you’re out and about? Intro to Urban Sketching will teach you not only how to sketch on-location in different atmospheres, but also how to sketch from your photos when you don’t have time to sketch in the moment.

In this class, we’ll talk about:

– The art of urban sketching and what makes it different– The process of building a sketch and where to start– Different materials to use while on the go– Which colors to choose for your palette– How to take a photo so that you can properly draw from it later

Then we’ll get to work on our urban sketching, so bring some photos that you’ve taken that you find inspiration from.


Intro to Urban Sketching 201

In this 2nd class offered by the Urban Sketchers Cincinnati group, you’ll discover how to tackle different subject matter for your sketchbooks. In this class, you’ll cover:

- Composition of a photo and how it relates to your paper- Drawing cityscapes- Drawing crowds- Layout of your sketchbook pages- Use of color and additive color- Perspective and atmospheric perspective- Architectural details


This 2 hour class is 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.

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