Paraty, Brazil, to host 5th International Urban Sketching Symposium!

Sept. 30, 2013

Sketch by Eduardo Bajzek

The 5th International Urban Sketching Symposium will take place in Paraty, Brazil in 2014! Urban Sketchers is excited to be collaborating with an established group of sketchers in South America and is looking forward to visiting this cozy village for a taste of Brazil.

It was a difficult decision due to the fact that we requested proposals this year and were spoiled with choices from ten locations all over the world. The winning proposal was presented by São Paulo-based sketchers Eduardo Bajzek and Fernanda Vaz de Campos.

USk Board member Jim Richards summed up our attraction to Paraty:

“I visited and sketched in Paraty while touring Brazil and Peru last summer. It is all the proposal makes it out to be: drop dead gorgeous, a small time capsule of a city largely unchanged since the 1700s, with very good restaurants, sidewalk cafes, art galleries and a beautiful harbor that allows for boat excursions to nearby beaches and islands. I know artists who return there every few years to sketch and paint.”

As with our previous events in Portland, Oregon US (2010); Lisbon, Portugal (2011); Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2012); and Barcelona, Spain (2013), sketching workshops will be led by a group of local and international instructors.

Dates for this event will be announced soon. Check back on the USk blog to subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates about the 2014 Symposium and to be notified when registration opens.

Congratulations to Paraty!


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