sketching EVENTS

Join Us for Monthly Sketch Nights

On the first Thursday of each month (or occasionally other nights depending on holidays or special events), Urban Sketchers, SF Bay Area invites local sketchers to join us for sketching from 6:30 to 8:30. We announce the locations here and on our Facebook page.

Thursday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30

Downtown Berkeley BART to BAMPHA

We will meet outside the downtown Berkeley BART station (2160 Shattuck Ave.) at 6:30 and sketch our way from there to the new Berkeley Art Museum (2155 Center Street). At 8:30 we will meet up in the lobby at BAMPFA, which is free first Thursdays and has an Art Lab drop in event for those who wish to participate.



West Coast Sketch Crawl:

The Fourth Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl, will be held in Tacoma, Washington (USA) Aug. 19-21, 2016. Tacoma offers an historically and architecturally rich downtown area. San Francisco, Portland and San Diego were hosts of this annual event in previous years. See the blog for details. regarding past events, the agenda (schedule of events for Tacoma), lodging information, how to RSVP if you plan to attend, and our Facebook link. This is a free event.  

New USk workshops:

New USk Workshops!
May 13-15: Seattle, with Stephanie Bower
July 14-16: Galway, with Shari Blaukopf, Róisín Curé and Marc Holmes


  1. Wow!! Sketching events are so creative and inspirational. I attended some sketching events in NYC. The participants did wonderful work. I was surprised when I saw a sketch that was made by a 7 year old boy. It was just outstanding!!

  2. Would seriously like to join some of you to start sketching again. Have been plein air painting for awhile but tired of lugging heavy equipment and ready to return to my first love: Sketching. How could I spontaneously or otherwise link up with some of you. Have gear, will travel... I live in Lafayette and am flexible. Many thanks and look forward to sharing this fun experience.

    1. hi rae--i hope you can come to our next sketching event (first thursday evening of the month). the details will be posted soon on this webpage.


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