When is the Seminar?

The seminar will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2019.

Where is the Seminar?

USk Chicago is excited to announce that the American Academy of Art (AAA) will be the host for this year’s Sketch Seminar! Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the school is located at 332 South Michigan Avenue and within walking distance of a multitude of architectural landmarks, public parks and spaces, museums, theaters and universities. This setting provides a large variety of incredible urban settings for outdoor workshops to take place, which will also allow participants to put workshop instruction to use right away.

For more location details, including public transportation options, please see the American Academy of Art’s location page.

How much does it cost?

Seminar ticket is $75. There is only one type of ticket for Chicago Sketch Seminar 2019. We are able to keep our price at this level thanks to dozens of volunteers and the countless hours they work to organize the event. The Seminar ticket includes up to 4 workshops by USk Chicago’s own instructors as well as instructors from the U.S. and Canada, sketchwalks, after-hours sketching activities, and a Closing Ceremony and Raffle. A ticket is needed to attend all of these activities.

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. Each person will need to assess whether his/her individual situation and health issues would allow him/her to participate.

The American Academy of Art has elevators.

How do I register?

Registration will open on Saturday March 16, 2019 at 10:00 AM CDT (Central Daylight Time). Link to Registration page will be posted soon.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds may be requested through April 30, 2019.  USk Chicago reserves the right to apply a $15 (USD) cancellation fee for all refunds. No refunds will be offered after May 1st, 2019 due to the need to finalize events, supplies, and programming.

Email UrbanSketchersChicago@gmail.com for refund requests.

Can you help me find a hotel?

We suggest www.hotels.com web site.

Last updated 2019/01/02

7 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Hello from Sydney! I‘d like to register for the Seminar. At what exact time does registration Open? 16.03. at 10 AM CST (Central Standard Time) as stated on this Blog at Registration or at 10 AM CD (daylight time) as you are at CD in Chicago Right now?
    As I will have to stand up at either 2 or 3 AM at night here in Australia I want to avoid mistakes.
    Thx for your help, see you in Chicago!

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    • Thank you so much for catching our discrepancy, Carsten! It is of course Match 16 10AM CDT (Central Daylight Time) because this is the time we live in haha! We are delighted to hear that you will be coming! What an honor that you choose to travel such a distance to join us!


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