Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Great Turnout at Washington Park

Most of our intrepid skechers; Photo by Jen Koehler
Although it looked very rainy, it held off long enough for us to sketch on Saturday. Next outing is at a TBD graveyard. Hope to see you there!

by Janis Hurst
By Charlie Bott
by Nathan Bott
by John McCoy
by Amy Lynne Giglio

by Lauren Wells
by Tony Bogard
by Christina Wald

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Quick reminder for this month's regular sketch outing which will be in Washington Park in Over-The-Rhine, downtown Cincinnati at 10 am.  This is your chance to sketch historic Music Hall, or the lovely gazebo.  Or maybe you'll sit in the dog park and do some gesture sketches of the local pooches.  Either way, it's a fun place to draw!

Parking is available in the square under the garage or, if you have cash, you can park at the CET lot just a couple blocks away for only $3 for the day.  If you park at a meter, set yourself an alarm to keep up with it as the meter-readers do love an opportunity to ticket!!

Hope to see you there!  If you want to warm up with some tips of the trade, join Jeb Brack at Plaza Art Store in Kenwood for our Urban Sketching class.  There is still time and space available!

More info here

Monday, September 17, 2018

Workshops at Plaza in Kenwood

Becca Kuhlman sketching at Spring Grove Cemetery
If you do not want to dive into a 6 week class, we are offering basic Urban Sketching workshops at Plaza in Kenwood the 3rd Friday of each month.

Get tickets here:
Sketch by Becca Kuhlman
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. 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, Intermediate
Fridays, 2–4pm
August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, December 21, January 18, February 15
$30 per session + materials

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
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.

Pinocchio by Jeb Brack

Urban Sketching Class at Art Academy with Mark Willenbrink

Race Street by Mark Willenbrink
Art Academy of Cincinnati- Introduction to Urban Sketching

A few seats are still available! Beginning this coming Saturday, September 22, I will be teaching the Introduction to Urban Sketching Class at the AAC. As we sketch at various locations throughout the next six weeks, we will be learning drawing principles and techniques including shading and perspective. Hope to see you there! ~Mark

Class meets for 6 Saturdays
September 29th-November 3rd
9:30am-12:00 noon

Please visit for more information and sign up

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Sketch the Columbus Ship replicas!

Cincinnati Urban Sketchers will meet in Newport, Kentucky to sketch the Columbus ship replicas which are in town until September 17th.  We will sketch from 3 to 5 pm and may go out for a pint afterwards at a brewery.  Do join us!


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