USk Weekend in Prague: educational event

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We all know about Design weeks or Fashion weeks around the world. They are like pop-up events, moving people to a city with the same purpose.

In 2016, inside a small office in New York, trying to think ahead the education of Urban Sketchers along with Elizabeth Alley, Suma CM and Brenda Murray, the concept of having an Urban Sketchers Weekend came to my mind… a strong weekend with all the education potential of Urban Sketchers: theoretical knowledge, educational instruction and the fun of meeting new people just to sketch together.

Well, two years later, the USk Prague Chapter contacted me to organize a workshop. It was the perfect moment to propose this concept. A complete weekend with the experience divided into three moments you need to have to start being an urban sketcher: 

1 – A lecture about different artists who used sketchbooks to draw their daily life starting with Delacroix, Picasso, Goya, and Le Corbusier examples among other historical authors, but also contemporary artists like Gabi Campanario who start the movement Urban Sketchers, Lapin, Shari Balukopf, Behzad Bagheri, TIA Boon Sim, Paul Wong, Veronica Lawlor, Rita Sabler or Fred Lynch, among others. 

2 – A workshop about the fundamentals of being an urban sketcher with exercises to not fear the first page of the sketchbook, understand that seeing is the first step to start sketching, and how the colors can change the story of the sketch. 

3 – A sketchwalk with all the sketchers who want to understand the spirit of Urban Sketchers Community. 

Learning goals 

1. Understand, briefly, the history of sketching on sketchbooks; 

2. Learn how to start using a sketchbook in your daily life; 

3. Improve your drawing skills; 

4. Learn how to select parts of what we see on a page; 

5. Experience the advantages of group learning and seeing the many paths to success; 

6. Experience what Urban Sketchers is all about. 

Workshop location

Prague, Czech Republic 


15-17, June 2018


Supply list

– Sketchbook; 

– Black waterproof pen; 

– Colored pen (blue, green or other); 

– Watercolor pan set; 

– Water brush; 

– All the other materials you like to use.

About the instructor

Mário Linhares (Lisbon, Portugal) studied at the Artistic School António Arroio. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design, an academic graduation in Equipment Design, and a master’s degree in Visual Arts Education. Draws compulsively and idealizes artistic and humanitarian projects. Is married, have one son, and draws on the sketchbooks his wife makes. Enjoys walking, taking public transportation and discussing ideas with friends. He founded Urban Sketchers Portugal chapter in 2009. blog . USk . USkP . instagram

Registrations (100% will be donated to USk):

Early bird (before March 18th): 1100 CZK [~ $54 or 43,50€]

Normal registration (after March 18th): 1500 CZK [~$74 or ~ 59€]

Registration closes on June 6th.

Cancellation refund policy:

100% refund if registration is cancelled by March 18th.

50% refund if cancelled from March 19th to June 6th.

No refund if cancelled after June 6th.

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You can sponsor this workshop. Contact us to know how.

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