Back to Barcelona

[Stephanie Bower, Seattle] I love Barcelona. I first went there in 2013 to attend my first Urban Sketchers Symposium. I knew only one person (thank you, Gail Wong, for letting me cling to you), and I was so intimidated by all the talent–the heroes I had only recently discovered online–that I had a migraine nearly […]

Enric arrives early

[Guest post by Cristina Curto in Barcelona] “My eyes show the lack of sleep. I carry a baby but I feel as if I was carrying a watermelon all the day around.” When I did this sketch I believed that I still had a looooong time to draw much more… I was told to be […]

Do you have your own tree?

[By Swasky in Barcelona]  I don’t, but maybe now I have mine. On Tuesday I had a meeting with the board members of the USk Association in Barcelona. I missed my train to the city center, so I had to wait 15 minutes more for the next train. I moved along the platform, I stopped […]

WATERMARKS – Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries Barcelona 2018

to book contact: La Barceloneta is one of the oldest and most traditional beaches in in Barcelona city, in the Old City quarter. It is a very modern sandy beach and collects many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk. With its modernity, La Barceloneta continues to inhabit the scent of salt and marine life. […]

La Barceloneta: an urban beach holiday

[Guest post by Morten Isaksen in Barcelona] My wife and I love to visit Barcelona, and we try to go there for holiday every second year. Barceloneta is our favorite place to stay. Being there several times now made me forget how special this place is. So I started sketching the buildings near me (top […]

“españa esta de moda”

[By Lapin in Barcelona, Spain] I’m witnessing the major crisis of the politic confrontation between catalunya and the spanish government for the last ten years, since I’m living in barcelona. on sunday is organized the unilateral referendum by the catalan government to vote the independence of catalunya. the referendum is prohibited by the central government, […]

Life goes back to normal in fearless Barcelona

[Guest post by Cristina Curto in Barcelona] Last Sunday, Urban Sketchers Barcelona organized a sketch-walk at Plaça Catalunya under the slogan #notincpordibuixoalcarrer, I’m not afraid, I draw on the streets. I have never found Plaça Catalunya to have any special charm, but I’m glad to see life return to the square. The somber atmosphere following […]

lost poblenou

[by lapin, barcelona, spain] I live in barcelona for 10 years now, after living the first months in the barceloneta district, I moved to poblenou to escape the crowd of tourists. I immediately felt at home in this old industrial area, a mix of factories, small modernist houses, graffiti, families on the rambla de poblenou […]

Space Oddities – Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries in Barcelona

Contact: for information and a registration form. Poblenou is one of the most interesting areas in Barcelona city, it is an extensive neighborhood of Barcelona (Sant Martí district) that borders to the Mediterranean sea to the south and many others districts, like the Eixample, Horta-Guinardó and Sant Andreu. Its layout was designed by Ildefons […]