Urban Sketching

Sketch Crawl

Urban Sketchers in London

The Sketch Crawl is at the centre of our activities. These are organised on a monthly basis and publicised on our various social media, our blog, facebook and Instagram. A time and date are arranged and a meeting place. We tend to keep these fairly central, simply for ease of access and transport. Normally we draw in the morning for a couple of hours then share our work in a throw down at a pre-arranged location. After a lunch break we have a second drawing session and throw down, then go to a nearby café or pub to discuss our work, chat and relax.

Drinks and discussion, photo

You can learn a lot and be inspired by the work of others, conversation is useful. It is very important to understand that these events are not competitive, and are not taught. However it is possible to ask for and receive advice from anyone. Members will be glad to do this. Our chapter is as diverse as the city in profession, skill, age and ethnicity, it all adds up to the essence of London.

Sketch Crawls usually take place at the weekend, but occasional sessions are arranged for mid week evenings during the Summer.

The drawing on the right is of London's South Bank, over the roof of the Hayward Gallery, toward cranes near Waterloo.

"Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live"
Drink and Draw Sketch

If the weather is bad or at the end of a crawl, inside a cafe or other shelter, we become each others subject. "Drink and Draw" is a regular entertainment during symposiums.

Sketch of London South Bank.