USK Workshop: URBAN SKETCHERS BOOTCAMP: PRAGUE with Veronica Lawlor and Melanie Reim JULY 19 – 21

Two images of New York City by Melanie Reim (l) and Veronica Lawlor (r)

Urban Sketchers Bootcamp: Prague

July 19 – 21, 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

Are you ready? Pack your gear, your energy and your passion to embark on a three-day workshop of no-nonsense, informative urban sketching, in and around Prague.

Join Veronica Lawlor and Melanie Reim, globally recognized illustrators, educators and drawing soldiers, as we navigate the people, places and things of this ornate and intriguing city. Leading the troops, Veronica and Melanie will talk about the hows and the whys of drawing on location, with demonstrations and hands-on instruction on site.

Be in your best shape to draw though the day, through a series exercises carefully designed to build your drawing acumen, facility and ease of capturing the essence of where you are, who you see and how you feel about it.

The workshop will kick off on the evening of July 19 with an image rich, illustrated conversation with Veronica and Melanie, showcasing their work and personal influences.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

• select and refine elements while on location to include into a composition

• identify foreground, middle ground and background elements to create and direct the story of an image

• follow the form of a person and/or people on location to capture gesture and motion

• identify and describe texture and pattern on location

• create a fully realized drawing that encapsulates the elements of strong picture making

Workshop Location:

The workshop will take place in and around the historic Old Town area of Prague- exact locations will be announced.

Cafe Cluny by Melanie Reim


Friday evening – Presenter Lectures

Veronica and Melanie will present their urban sketching work, with some personal influences, together in an informal panel setting. Questions and participation encouraged!

Saturday and Sunday – Series of drawing exercises and demos

Saturday 10 am – 1 pm

Successful foundation premises for urban sketching


Picture making and Composition

Saturday 1 pm – 2 pm

Lunch on your own

Saturday 2 pm – 5 pm

Mark Making

Pattern, texture and the combination and contrast of it all. It’s more than cross-hatching!

Sunday 10 am – 1 pm


Tips on how to capture gesture and movement; telling a story with your people.

Sunday 1 pm – 2 pm

Lunch on your own

Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm

Putting it all together

A panoramic drawing

Sunday 4 pm – 5 pm

Critique and discussion

Final group critique and discussion of lessons learned. What you can use for your own urban sketching practice, moving forward.

Singapore’s “little India” neighborhood by Veronica Lawlor

Supply List

• 8” x 10” or 11” x 14” mixed media sketchbook

• A fountain or razor point pen

• A brush pen or marker

• Soft (3B or higher) graphite pencils and/or charcoal pencil

• A few colored pencils or box of pastels (optional)

• A small stool for location, if you prefer.

Workshop Registration and Cost:

Registration Fee: $375 USD*

Contact Raj Dhawan at for registration information, space availability, and payment details.

Maximum Number of Participants: 

30 (minimum 20) All levels welcome.

*Please note: cancellations up to May 1, 2019 will be refunded the full amount minus a cancellation fee of $35.00; 50% will be refunded if the cancellation occurs from May 2 – June 1, 2019; and no refunds will be granted after that date. Thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to working with you! – Veronica and Melanie


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