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Become an Urban Sketcher

Countless places, one community. As an Urban Sketcher, you’ll become a part of a global network working to connect the world, one sketch at a time. You can join an existing chapter, create a new chapter if there isn’t one nearby, or sketch on your own. There are plenty of ways to become a sketcher!


Sketching alone on location is great, but it’s also fun to sketch with others. If you would like to meet up with others nearby, see if there’s a USk chapter in your area.


Time to get your sketchbook and pen, take them into the world (or look out the window), and draw.

What if you like art but you’ve never practiced urban drawing or sketched outside of your home or studio? That’s OK! We can help.

At Urban Sketchers, part of our vision is to help sketchers all over the world cultivate their talent and passion for urban drawing. We provide a variety of educational opportunities—both in-person and virtually.


Once you have created some sketches, it’s time to join the conversation. Share your drawings with the Urban Sketchers community and be inspired by what other people are drawing. Choose your favorite social platform and post. Tag your on-location sketch with #urbansketchers #usk


A USk chapter is an official group that follows the USk manifesto and helps promote the USk mission in their community. USk chapters are led by chapter administrators who organize sketching activities and educational events and provide leadership to their community of sketchers.

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