Sketch Chicago, again My Urban Sketching AirBnb Experience is Back
Great news! I have just added some limited availability for my Urban Sketching Experience in the AirBnb calendar. You can visit my page or book below. I am getting back into the swing of things and will be adding more time slots to sketch Chicago throughout the summer and fall seasons.
Are you new to Urban Sketching? Read my article on it here.
What we’ll do
We’re going to sketch with pencil, ink, and watercolors, outside. Otherwise known as Urban Sketching. We’ll walk to our location and find a comfortable place to sit and setup for sketching. Depending on our flow, we may complete one or more sketches at one or more locations.
Where we’ll be
Downtown Chicago, within a mile radius of our meeting place. Normally that is at the Wrigley Building.
Private groups or if everyone is with one party, a personalized space can be requested.
I have customized my kit based on years of experience with everything you need for a lovely day out. The kit is yours to keep and enjoy for years to come.
My Sketch Chicago! sketch kit includes:
- 1 watercolor sketchbook
- 1 water brush
- 1 travel palette with 6 half pans of watercolors
- 1 pencil
- 1 eraser
- 1 waterproof black ink pen
- watercolor postcards
- paper towel, water
What my guests have said:
“My partner and I had a thoroughly enjoyed our time urban sketching with Monika. Neither of us are professional artists by any means, but Monika was still able to help us create beautiful sketches and very special memories. We were tourists in our own city for a day. Highly recommend for visitors of Chicago or residence alike.”
“What a blast! Kind of like a paint night but more unique, private, and a great way to connect to the city and your artistic side!”
“Amazing experience. Father /daughter day in Chicago and looking for something unique/different than shopping. His talent was able to find new inspiration and I was able to watch/participate on my own level. Would love to do this again/see Monika again!”
“I had an excellent time with Monika. It was a perfect day, and I enjoyed both the conversation and the urban sketching experience. I’ll hope to connect with Monika in the future– she was easy to communicate with, easy to meet up with, a wealth of knowledge and, a talented watercolorist. This was a great, experience.”
“Monika is such a talented artist. She was able to share her knowledge in a supportive and encouraging way. I enjoyed my time with her and would recommend her.”
“Monika is very patient and helped explain how to sketch and paint with water colors. I had never done it before and it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.”
” I discovered a new hobby and will definitely go on sketching in the future. Monika gave me great introductions and helpful tips!”
“Monika is a good instructor!! She prepared everything you’ll need on the day and guided you step by step of urban sketching!! If you’re looking for something special to do for your trip, try Monika’s watercolor sketching!!”
Monika was a wonderful host who is passionate about urban sketching and offered her valuable perspective and expertise which is helpful for both beginner and skilled artists 🙂
“Monika was fun and friendly and had some great tips to share on sketching and watercolor. We had enough time to get two pieces done. I had a blast!”
“This experience was just so good! Monika is absolutely lovely… a very nice person as well as instructor. I’m a local and this experience gave me a brilliant new perspective of the city.”
“You can really get into the sketching, Monika gives really helpful tips and you see the city from another point of view.”
“I loved the mornings sketching with Monika. I picked up some great hints on how to sketch Chicago’s iconic buildings and I felt so confident I attempted one of the El. Would highly recommend this.”
“Chicago is also the great city for urban sketching, if anyone want to remember the city in a new way, I highly suggest this activity. With Monika’s help, I’ve already fallen in love with this city and urban sketching!”
“Doing Monika’s Urban Sketching class was a great way for me to experience Chicago. I loved the artist kit that was part of the class.”
“It was such a fun afternoon painting and exploring Chicago. Monika even showed me a nice spot with a great view overlooking the city. Def recommend for art-lovers.”
“Monika was super nice and helpful! She gave lovely tips about how to sketch with perspective, but still gave me space to work on my own.”
“Absolutely awesome. I got to walk another the river walk & learned a bit about watercolor & drawing buildings, though mostly I just got pulled into sketching. I loved the art kit she included. Highly recommend!”
COVID NOTE: Due to Covid restrictions, my experience was closed until now. My experience is mainly outdoors but I will continue to wear a mask and adhere to all of Airbnb guidelines.