Thank You Sponsors: USk Chicago Sketch Seminar 2019


Check out this great video produced by Xana Jazmin and Mary Jo Ernst! This video highlights all the great art supplies and other donations provided by our generous sponsors. Photo credits go to our wonderful Seminar correspondents Adel Zhaneken, Rich Matheson, Natalia Gubernov, Marta Sitek, and Xana Jazmin.

Many thanks to our 2019 sponsors! The #USkChicago2019 Sketch Seminar could not have happened without their support.

@hahnemuehle_global @cansonpaper_northamerica @legionpaper @fabercastellusa @molotowheadquarters @pilotpenusa @carandache @sakuraofamerica @fieldartista @atlasstationers @quartocreates @arttoolkit @davinci_artistbrushes_official @danielsmithartistsmaterials @kohinoorusa @amacademyofart @stillmanandbirn @blickartmaterials @royallangnickel @woodwardandfather @Pelikan #urbansketchers #sketching

More links and contact info can be found on our Sponsor page.

Sponsorship Announcement: Atlas Stationers

Announcing our final sponsor, a local treasure, Atlas Stationers. This store is only a few blocks away from our Sketch Seminar hub. Grab a coupon for $10 off of $50 at the Seminar Registration table. The coupon is good for online or in-store use. Atlas Stationers extended their hours this Friday until 8pm just for the Urban Sketchers! (Note: they are closed on Saturday and Sunday). Stop in to Atlas and get a standard convertor for the @fabercastellusa fountain pen that is in every goody bag. Atlas generously donated 8 bottles of Iroshizuku inks, 36 standard convertors for the Faber Castell fountain pens, and 36 Pelikanos with convertors for the “Fountain Pen World“ workshop. So if you signed up for that workshop you will receive a donated convertor for your goody bag pen. Thank you Atlas for your continued support!

Sponsorship Announcement: Art Toolkit by Expeditionary Art

Have you seen the awesome products from Expeditionary Art? Many of our sketchers already use their slim portable customizable palette. Maria from Expeditionary Art sent us one of her large zippered pouches chock full of everything you need to get started sketching and watercolor painting. One lucky raffle winner will win it Sunday June 2 at our #uskchicago2019 Sketch Seminar. Inside the pouch is a ruler, one waterbrush, one graphite pencil, a watercolor landscape format Moleskine sketchbook, binder clips, a refill syringe, a small extra pouch, a black marker pen, a pocket mister, and a nice pullout graphic flyer with watercolor painting tips and techniques to get you rolling! Thank you Maria, we so appreciate your donation! Sketchers go check out her products and social media from the links below! #uskchicago #urbansketching#arttoolkit #expeditionaryart #sketchers#seminar

Sponsorship Announcement: Molotow

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Thank you Chartpak and @molotowheadquarters for supplying the best white pen in the market for our participants in the “Fountain Pen World” workshops at our #uskchicago2019 Sketch Seminar. Chartpak sends us the best products, year after year. Thank you for your continued support #urbansketching #uskchicago #molotowmarkers #all4one #whitepaintpen

Sponsorship Announcement: Stillman & Birn

We are so grateful to have the generous support of Stillman & Birn over the years as a loyal sponsor of our annual Sketch Seminars. This year they sent a variety of the different sketchbook series that they produce. Each participant will receive one mini sketchbook in their goody bag. They are also sponsoring Gabi Campanario‘s workshop, for a total of 200+ sketchbooks! Thank you Michael Kalman for all that you do for our group and all of the artists in the Art Community. We love using your high quality sketchbooks!

Sponsorship Announcement: Royal & Langnickel

We’re excited to announce Royal & Langnickel as a sponsor for our #uskchicago2019 Sketch Seminar! Royal & Langnickel sent a pack of 3 different sized waterbrushes and the largest one is great to cover a large surface area, a size 6 round Nocturna series brush, and a size 4 round Zen series brush and all will be in our goody bags! Thank you Royal & Langnickel for your generous donation!

Sponsorship Announcement: Pilot Pen

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Exciting news! We have a new sponsor for our soon to be Sketch Seminar May 31st-June 2nd. Pilot is sending 190 Blue pilot bold precise grip pens for each goody bag and a few fun items for our raffle. The bold pen is super soluble and a perfect tool for quick sketches and a slight wash to create values. Thank You, Pilot, for your generous support!

Sponsorship Announcement: da Vinci Artist Brushes


We are very excited to welcome back da Vinci Artist Brushes as a Sponsor for our 2019 Sketch Seminar May 31-June 2. They created their Casaneo brush series specifically with Urban Sketchers in mind. The short handle fits nicely into sketch kits and the synthetic fibers were developed for great flow and precision painting. The brushes are extremely reliable and hold their shape over time. They are providing a Casaneo Round size 6 brushes for each goody bag. These brushes will be put to use by all of our workshops that will be painting. We cant wait to share your high quality products with our sketch participants! You can find some great information on all of their brushes on their facebook page and on their website. Thank you da Vinci for your valued Sponsorship and support of USk Chicago!

Sponsorship Announcement: Woodward and Father

Woodward and Father Plein Air Provisions

We are excited to announce that once again Woodward and Father will be sponsoring our sketch seminar! If you are not familiar with their handmade painting and sketching supplies then get on over and check them out! Katie Woodward (@ramblingsketcher) and her Father are sending a mini set up board with a painting cup and an unlimited palette with standard and big brush pan packs that the raffle winner can customize. Since Katie is an urban sketcher herself, every detail of their products are well thought out and crafted. Thank you Woodward and Father for your generosity.