Sponsor Announcement: Blick Art Materials


For the fourth year in a row (including ’17 USk Symposium), Urban Sketchers Chicago is excited to announce Blick Art Materials sponsorship of the Chicago Sketch Seminar and the Chicago urban sketchers community!
For the #uskchicago2018 Seminar–every participant will receive a Blick Discount Card, Blick Sketchbook, Blick Marker, and a Waterbrush in their goody bag. Blick is also generously providing $500 worth of gift cards for our seminar raffle.

USk Chicago will be planning an exciting event with Blick Art Materials this Fall, details TBA. We are extremely grateful to have the continual yearly support from this company that highly values the Artists Community.

Blick Social Media Links:
Facebook: Blick Art Materials
Twitter: @Blick_Art
Instagram: @blickartmaterials
Pinterest: BlickArt


Sponsor Announcement: Daniel Smith

We are very excited to announce Daniel Smith as a sponsor for our 2018 USk Chicago Sketch Seminar, June 1-3. This will be their first time as a Seminar sponsor but if you use their awesome products you know how supportive they are to artists and the communities that are created by them. Each lucky participant will receive test sample dot cards of their stunning watercolors in their goody bag. They are sponsoring the paints for three of our workshops and sending a few sets for our raffle. We are very grateful to have the support of such a well respected company. If you are not familiar with their paints, please visit their site to learn more.

Web: danielsmith.com
Instagram: @danielsmithartistsmaterials
Facebook: Daniel Smith Artists Materials


Registration to Close on May 1st!

Attention urban sketchers! If you haven’t already registered, we still have a few open spots. Registration will close on May 1st.

Saturday June 2nd

10am – 1pm WS 16 – PEGGY CONDON & DON COLLEY – Team Sketching – A Panoramic Party!

2:30pm – 5:30pm WS 03 – AMY LARSEN – Tools for Urban Sketching

2:30pm – 5:30pm WS 10 – KORDT LARSEN – Photographing & Promoting Your Sketches

Sunday June 3rd

10am – 1pm WS 03 – AMY LARSEN – Tools for Urban Sketching

10am – 1pm WS 10 – KORDT LARSEN – Photographing & Promoting Your Sketches

2:30pm – 5:30pm WS 07 – INGRID ALBRECHT – Sketching Drama with Crystals

2:30pm – 5:30pm WS 16 – PEGGY CONDON & DON COLLEY – Team Sketching

Please visit our Registration site to register.

Sponsor Announcement: Woodward and Father

Woodward and Father Plein Air Provisions

We are very excited to start the introduction of our Sponsors for the 2018 Sketch Seminar #uskchicago2018 . We met Katie Woodward last summer at the USK Global Symposium that Usk Chicago was honored to host . We are thrilled to have them as a first time Sponsor to our Seminar @woodwardandfather is a daughter/father enterprise owned by Katie and Dick Woodward. They offer a great selection of handmade palettes and sketch boards . It honors a long-standing tradition of daughter saying “ I designed this thing” and Dad saying “ I can make that”. They are donating a Mama Bear Large Sketch board with a handmade palette and extra half pans to customize to your heart’s content. Cross your fingers during our raffle ! Please go to their page to see the various sketching products in action and you can check out Katie’s artwork @ramblingsketcher

Facebook: Woodward and Father
Instagram: @woodwardandfather
Etsy shop: Woodward and Father