Grand Reveal: 12th Urban Sketchers International Symposium

Watch the Reveal Video Chapter Greetings As we thank Urban Sketchers Auckland for a unique, unforgettable and successful Symposium experience, we are delighted to announce that the 12th Urban Sketchers International Symposium will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The city that never sleeps invites you to activate the five senses. There’s a lot to look […]

Ch’ng Kiah Kien’s inspirational Graphite Demo

As well as workshops during the day we are treated to Demos where we are shown how to create works, in this case using a special method to sketch nature (tree) using Graphite and watercolour graphite.We were absorbed with KK’s way of building his large sketch using a mix of traditional Eastern methods with newer […]

Usk Symposium. A Sketch tutorial day in the Park

After assembling in appointed groups we all headed to workshop destinations with  our tutors. The day was sunny and warm which helped us get in ‘the sketch groove’. Today I covered 4 workshops: Virginia Hein – The Dance of Line and Colour. Joaquin Dorao – Design Your Own Sketchbook. Jane Blundell – The Urban Jungle. […]

One Street, Three Ways and 45 Sketchbooks

My first day of reporting from workshops’ has been divided between 3 instructors all along Queen street. Mario Linhares is based in front of a row of terraced Edwardian shops from 1908. The approach is my favorite, that of reportage. Mario found a drawing of the same row of houses made in 1989 by Don […]

An Inspiring Visit to a Māori Marae

Today the Symposium instructors group had a special opportunity to visit a Marae, a Maori community center in Papakura, Auckland. We were welcomed with a Powhiri (Maori greeting) onto the grounds and then entered the Wharenui (Meeting house) followed by some lunch (Kai) and sketching in and around the Wharenui before heading back to the […]

Reminder: Registration Starts at 3PM, 19 April at the AUT Hub

We are very excited to welcome you to the 11th Urban Sketchers Symposium Auckland 2023! Please have your tickets ready,  either printed  or on your mobile device. The address of the Auckland University of Technology or AUT is Sir Paul Reeves  WG Building, 55 Wellesley Street. (corner  Mayoral Drive and Wakefield Street) See you soon!

The Day Before Symposium: instructors retreat is a treat

Symposium will start in one day and there is a lot of work behind the scene! A new idea in the Symposium format: today instructors had the whole day to meet and share insights before teaching and meet all participants the next days. They discussed about the future of Urban Sketchers, of workshops and of all […]

Capturing Auckland’s Views

Fun today in Devonport Auckland leading up to the Symposium in 2 days time.  Sketchers from Australia, New Caledonia, USA  Italy and Belarus all formed new friendships through the joy of sketching onMt Victoria / Takuranga. #uskauckland2023 #usksymposium2023

Watch USk Symposium 2023 coverage on Youtube

Hello everyone, Parka here and I’m now in Auckland, New Zealand. I’ll be providing video coverage for the Urban Sketchers Symposium 2023 Auckland. So do subscribe to the main Urban Sketchers Youtube Channel to watch the coverage. That’s the 2nd best way to enjoy the symposium. The best way of course is to be here […]