Online Classes (work at your own pace)

A couple of my favourite Urban Sketchers have some great video classes on Craftsy. Yes, I am a craftsy affiliate (so, I do appreciate if you click through), but I absolutely love their styles and they are great teachers. I have recommended these classes to adults and children alike, and I’ve been told how valuable these have been for them. So go ahead and check them out.

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Shari Blaukopf. She is a Montreal designer and artist and ardent Urban Sketcher. She helps co-lead the Montreal Urban Sketchers chapter and I fell in love with her style at first sight.

Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

Sketching the City in Pen, Ink & Watercolor

 

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Marc Taro Holmes. I met Marc when he substituted as an instructor for a dynamic drawing class I was taking a few years back. He’s a little bit mesmerizing, but very approachable at the same time. After joining a couple outings with Urban Sketchers Montreal, with whom he is a co-coordinator with Shari and others, I asked him to come and sketch with a group of kids I was teaching at the time. He cheerfully obliged and was such a great a gentle guide for them; his passion for drawing contagious.  The kids were (and still are) very excited about urban sketching.

Sketching People in Motion (w/Marc Taro Holmes)

Travel Sketching in Mixed Media