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Art Wed Jun 10 2015

Urban Sketchers Chicago Plan Seminar for On-Location Sketching

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Urban sketchers? They're not graffiti artists or pavement chalkers. Urban Sketchers Chicago will hold their second annual Sketching Seminar dedicated to the art of on-location sketching July 11 and 12. Professional instructors will lead sketching sessions at various downtown locations with Chicago's famous architecture as background.

Ten workshops and four activities over the two days will address specific skills and techniques of sketching. The organization expects 100 to 120 sketchers to participate. The 2014 event attracted sketchers from the Midwest, Canada and Europe.

The host location is The Palette & Chisel Fine Art Academy--one of the oldest Chicago art schools--at 1012 N. Dearborn St. Participants in each session will meet at the Palette & Chisel and head to their seminar location.

The seminar is divided into morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12. Registration for the four sessions is $50. There's also a Saturday evening dinner at additional cost. Anyone with an interest in sketching, drawing or painting is invited to sign up.

For more information, visit Urban Sketcher Chicago's Facebook page or see this advice on what to wear and bring for sketching success..

 
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