The 2016 Urban Sketchers Symposium took place in Manchester, UK.
27-30 July 2016
We welcomed almost 500 participants from all around the world.
See some photos of the symposium in this album.
Some instructors shared online their workshop handouts. You can download them here.
If you want to know more about this symposium, see the information below.
Programming information from the 7th International Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester, England, July 27-30, 2016
The full slate of Workshops and Activities (including Demos and Lectures) are listed below. As we add programming and faculty information to the site, you can click the links to find out more information. We encourage you to research the workshops/activities you are interested in attending, and view the Schedule to ensure your preferences don’t overlap.
See the Registration page for more information about registration dates and times.
Workshop 3 – Decisive Line In Drawing Figures in Motion & Repose – Don Low
Workshop 15 – From Macro to Micro – A Visual Story of a Building – Nina Johansson
Workshop 22 – Bare Bones: Exploring Limited Palettes in Watercolour – Shari Blaukopf
Please see the updated, detailed Symposium schedule (PDF) for the timetable of all events and programs, and all meeting locations. There are four pages, one for each day of the Symposium.
Opening Reception, Wednesday July 27 is at Manchester Town Hall. Symposium registrants attend for free; guests pay £10 (cash) at the door.
Thursday and Friday nights (28th and 29th) there are no receptions, so you are free to drink and draw! We will give you more info at our 9am morning gatherings.
Closing Reception Saturday, July 30, takes place at Manchester School of Art Benzie Building. Symposium registrants attend for free; guests pay £10 (cash) at the door.
The registration site is live! Click this link for the registration site: https://uskmanchester2016.eventbrite.com/
Updating Registration Information
The last day to change your information in Eventbrite is June 18. After that, you will be able to access your information, but unable to make any changes. Click here to see information about updating your information in Eventbrite.
Registration closes May 27 – Extended through June 15!
March 5: Standard Registration begins, with full schedule ***sold out***
January 30: Early Bird Registration opens at noon GMT ***sold out***
February: Programming and schedule announced
March 1 – March 5: Early Bird registrants select workshops and activities
Keep in mind that this event is likely to sell out. We’ve increased the total number of participants to 500 – the largest number we have ever hosted!
You can pay with an existing PayPal account OR check out as a guest (meaning you don’t need a PayPal account) using a credit or debit card.
Are you interested in the full learning and social experience of the Symposium?
The Workshops Pass gives you access to the full educational event, including all of the workshops, lectures, activities and demonstrations, as well as social encounters.
This pass keeps you busy learning about sketching while visiting with old and new friends.
Are you interested only in the social experience of the Symposium?
With the Sketching Pass, you will have a leisurely experience, meeting with everyone for the morning gatherings, then wandering Manchester between meeting up with others for organized sketch crawls twice a day, followed by meeting up with all the other sketchers at the night.
You’ll get a badge, and you’ll join the rest of the group at the Welcome Reception and the Closing Party.
Are you looking for an experience that is a little bit of both of these?
The Activities Pass gets you a social time with a little bit of learning. It also gets you an educational time without the commitment of the full workshop schedule.
With this pass you have access to all of the lectures, demonstrations, and activities, plus you’ll have time for more open sketch crawls, and access to the the Welcome Reception, Closing Party, and of course the nightly gatherings.