When is the Seminar?

June 1st-3rd 2018.

Where is the Seminar?

Palette and Chisel, in Chicago, has graciously agreed to be our home-base for the seminar this year. As this is an Urban Sketching seminar, workshops will be held in parks, plazas and on sidewalks nearby.

How much does it cost?

USk Chicago Sketch Seminar ticket is $75.

If you would like to join us for Drink & Draw dinner on Friday June 1, 2018, the cost is $25. You need to select the Dinner option and pay at registration, so we know how many people will attend.

If you would like to purchase a Chicago Seminar t-shirt, the cost is $15, also payable at registration. You will be able to choose the size on the registration site.

Is there a minimum age requirement to participate in the Seminar?

Participants must be at least 18 years old at the time of the event.  Young sketchers can participate if accompanied by a responsible adult.  Contact us at urbansketcherschicago@gmail.com to discuss options for those younger than 18.

Can you accommodate people with mobility issues?

The USk Chicago Sketch Seminar is by nature a multi-location event with significant distances between key points.  Walking is a part of the process, and some workshops may be located as far away as 15 minutes walk time from the venue.

Palette & Chisel has one flight of stairs to get from street level to the first floor, and there is no elevator.  Unfortunately, as a not-for-profit organization, it has not been feasible for the P&C to make any kind of improvements to their building, including access.  Each person will need to assess whether his/her individual situation and health issues would allow him/her to participate.

How do I register?

Registration closed on May 1, 2018.

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds are available until May 1, 2018. Email urbansketcherschicago@gmail.com for refund requests.

Can you help me find a hotel?

We suggest www.hotels.com web site.  Enter “Newberry Library” in the destination field, as this is a landmark located one half block from Palette & Chisel.  Set your desired price range, distance from Newberry Library, and other details to narrow your results.


6 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. How many workshops are included in the registration tuition? Thank you, hope to return for more sketching in Chicago.


    • Hi Cathy, it will be great to see you again!
      The Seminar ticket allows you to take a maximum of 4 workshops. If one of your workshops is an all day one, that will make it 3 workshops. If you want to do a sketchwalk instead of a workshop on Saturday, you can do that. If you want to skip a period and just relax and sketch, that is fine too. In short, you can configure your schedule any way you like with the maximum of 4 workshops.


  2. Did anybody find an affordable hotel nearby? I signed up but I think I’m going to have to cancel because I can’t find anything less than $300/night! There’s apparently a Oncology convention and a Taylor Swift concert jacking up prices. Ugh.


    • Hi Virginia! Did you try AirBnB? I did a search right now, on 4/7/18 late afternoon. Found 48 AirBnB locations for 7/1/18 – 7/4/18, all under $200, most under $100, all reasonably close to Palette and Chisel. Something to consider. HTH!


  3. What’s the dress attire for the drink and draw dinner, where is at and what time should I get there? This is also my first seminar and not sure what to expect other than it being a fun experience!


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