Urban Sketching Chicago Capture Chicago with Watercolors
Since 2018 my Urban Sketching Chicago AirBnb experience has been enjoyed by first time sketchers and experienced artists alike. All supplies are included so there’s nothing you have to bring. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, sketching is a great way to experience this city and relax.
About this experience
Urban sketching means sketching on location, typically outside*. You’ll explore Chicago’s urban landscape, view the city with a local watercolor artist, create a lasting memory, all-the-while learning valuable sketching tips.
How long is the experience? 2 hours
Where we meet: 313 W Wolf Point Plaza
A sketch kit complete with a journal, watercolors, brush, waterproof pen, and pencil.
* As long as weather permits, we will be outside.
Who are my guests?
“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.”
The locations & views
Chicago is beautiful year-round but it is breath taking in the summertime as we emerge from hybernation. Our time will be spent around the Chicago river as long as weather permits. When it’s rainy we sketch indoors at places like the Chicago Cultural Center. Whatever the location, my guests feel absorbed in the community.
Where we’ll meet
We’ll meet right off the Chicago river, next to The Mart by the two new skyscrapers; Wolf Point East and the Salesforce Tower. The Blue Bottle is located just off the Franklin-Orleans Street Bridge and we’ll meet there.
I have been looking forward to the completion of these buildings to share and sketch these views. Join me! Navigate to 313 W Wolf Point Plaza and we’ll go from there! See the map.
Questions I get asked
About the global urban sketchers
We are a global community who sketch where we live and travel. We try to stay true to our scene and share our sketches with others online. Visit the official Urban Sketchers website for more information about the annual symposium and other events, local to you. These are some photos from the Chicago get togethers throughout the years.