When is the Seminar?

The seminar will take place on July 17 – 19, 2020.

Where is the Seminar?

Palette and Chisel
1012 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL  60610

Palette and Chisel 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?


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 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.

I am interested in submitting a workshop proposal. How do I do that?

We are delighted you want to teach with us!! Chicago Seminar uses an online system to collect proposal submissions. When it will go live, we will post the link here as well as on our Urban Sketchers Chicago Facebook group.

One of the Chicago Seminar goals is to make it financially accessible to sketchers who may not otherwise be able to attend workshops. We keep ticket prices as low as possible to meet this goal. To do that our budget does not include compensation for a volunteer instructor’s airfare, lodging, or teaching time. With this in mind we hope you are interested in sharing your skills at the USk Chicago Sketch Seminar. Thank you for your generosity.

How do I register?

We will be using an online registration platform. The date of registration and instructions will be posted on this site.

What is the refund policy?

We will have a window of time during which refunds may be requested. USk Chicago reserves the right to apply a $15 (USD) cancellation fee for all refunds. No refunds will be offered after the refunds window closes  due to the need to finalize events, supplies, and programming.

I had to cancel my participation. Can you send me the Seminar goodie bag?

Our sponsors generously send us art supplies to be used during Seminar and its workshops. Unfortunately we cannot ship Seminar goodie bags to sketchers who are not attending the event.

Can you help me find a hotel?

We suggest www.hotels.com web site, or try using your preferred travel site. AirBnB may also be an option.

Last updated 2019/12/05

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