Sponsor Announcement: Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants and Summer House Santa Monica


Last but not least, our final #USkChicago2018 Sketch Seminar Sponsorship announcement is all about food and drinks! If you are a Chicagoan then you know how great this news is to have the support of one of Lettuce Entertain You‘s fantastic restaurants. Summer House Santa Monica will be providing the snacks and cookies for our Opening Ceremonies and will be giving us a major assist for the food and drinks at our Closing ceremony. In addition, every participant will receive gift cards to Summer House and Stella Barra Pizzeria! Both have locations within a short Uber ride from our Seminar venue, Palette & Chisel. We recommend that our participants take full advantage of these gift cards because we know how great their food is. Thank you Summer House Santa Monica for your continued support of USk Chicago, we look forward to enjoying your delicious fare in 2 weeks!

Web: leye.com, Summer House Santa Monica
Facebook: @lettuceentertainyou, @summerhousesmnb
Instagram: @lettuceentertainyou, @ summerhousesm
Twitter: @LettuceEats, @summerhousenb
Snapchat: Snapchat
Pinterest: lettuce eats


Sponsor Announcement: General Pencil Co.


We are super excited to announce General Pencil Company as a valued Sponsor for our Sketch Seminar in June! They have put together an interesting pack that was customized for our group. Each participant will receive a Sketch N Wash soluble graphite pencil, a Black Layout Pencil, a Midnight Blue Pastel chalk pencil and a Container of their Master’s Brush Cleaner. The brush cleaner is great for all types of paint and comes with instructions on how best to use it. Thank you General Pencils for your year after year support of of our group and for producing reliable products since 1889!

Make sure to visit General Pencil Co’s website, and follow them on social media!

Website: generalpencil.com
Facebook: @GeneralPencil
Twitter: @GeneralPencil
Instagram: @GeneralPencil

Sponsor Announcement: Caran D’Ache


We are happy to announce CARAN D’ACHE as a valued Sponsor for our 2018 Sketch Seminar in June. More products for our complimentary goody bags! Each Seminar participant will recieve a 4 pencil Artist set which includes a red Supracolor soluble pencil, a blue Permant color pencil, a Technograph pencil B, and a Techno soluble graphite B pencil . We will have 3 sets of the Caran d’Ache Grafwood 15ct Graphite pencil sets which come in a cool round tin, to hand out at our closing ceremony raffle. This company has a vast line of products – if you would like to know more , please go to their website at www.carandache.com. Thank You @caran_dache for being a valued Sponsor of Urban Skechers Chicago, we are very excited to introduce your high quality Swiss Made products to our group!

Facebook: @carandache.of.switzerland

Sponsor Announcement: Chartpak


Do you recognize this logo? If you are familiar with mainstay art supply companies such as Grumbacher, Higgins Inks, Koh-I-noor and Schmincke, then you know who Chartpak is. This loyal Sponsor made our goody bags for our sold out #UskChicago2018 Sketch Seminar in June a whole lot heavier! Each participant will receive a @kohinoor_hardtmuth Bristol Smooth 5.5”x8.5” sketchbook, a Koh-I-Noor tri-tone color pencil ( flame) and a Higgins Ink Black Magic ink marker. This brush marker covers evenly with an intense black. Our Instructor, Mark Jones, will be handing out a 12 ct Koh-I-Noor color pencil set with a tin case to all of his workshop students. A special thanks goes out to Ed Brickler for all of his help and support through the years to make our Seminars the best they can be. Thank you Chartpak for your Sponsorship and the major efforts you make to create and nurture the Art community.

Please check out Charpak’s social media links below:

Facebook: Charpak
Twitter: @Chartpak_Inc
Instagram: @kohinoor_hardtmuth


Sponsor Announcement: Quarto Publishing Group


How exciting is it to have Quarto Publishing Group USA as a Sponsor of our sold out #uskchicago2018 Sketch Seminar in June?! They have been a longtime supporter of Urban Sketchers Chicago. They publish the very informative, high quality Urban Sketching Handbook series as well as numerous other titles. Each Handbook is well written, contains tons of tips and techniques and plenty of illustrations to help with your learning process. We will have 11 books to hand out at our Closing ceremonies raffle. Are you ready for the list?: we will have 3 Sketch Now, Think Later books by Mike Daikubara – who is one of out talented Seminar instructors and has agreed to sign our copies, 3 Urban Sketch packs : books bundled with a sketchbook attached, and one of each of their 4 Urban Sketching handbook titles. Every participant will find a flyer in their complimentary goody bag with some information on each title and a limited time 40% off coupon that was created especially for our group. Thank you Quarto Publishing Group USA for your continued support and all of your education efforts to promote Urban Sketching, we are so grateful for your support.

Please visit Quarto’s website and social media to learn more:

WebQuarto Publishing Group USA
Facebook: @QuartoKnows
Twitter: @quartoknows


Sponsor Announcement: Hahnemühle


We are thrilled to announce Hahnemühle as a valued Sponsor for our #USkChicago2018  June Sketch Seminar! As the adorable Red Rooster on their logo states, they have been making high quality paper in Germany since 1584. They are leaders in fine art printing, photography and traditional art paper production. This is Hahnemühle’s first time Sponsoring our Seminar and they responded in a huge way.
Each participant will receive a pack of 6″x9” sample paper of their 140lb Cezanne watercolor paper and the same size sample pack of their Grey Book toned paper. Both packs come with information on where to find their papers.
In addition, Hahnemühle sent a sketchbook of choice to all of our 18 instructors as well as the Administrators.

All of our Participants will have an opportunity to win a beautifully made Nostagie portrait A5 Sketchbook and a large Watercolor A4 sketcbook at our Raffle.

Most of you are familiar with this well respected Company, if you would like to know more, go to their website www.Hahnemuhle.com

Thank You Carol Boss Hahnemühle for your support of Urban Sketchers Chicago and all that you do to introduce these high quality products the US market. We are so pleased to have Hahnemühle as a treasured Sponsor !

Twitter:  @Hahnemuehle_USA
Instagram: @Hahnemuehle
Facebook:  @hahnemuehle