Meet the Correspondent: Luis Ruiz > Malaga, Spain$show=/search/label/Luis%20Ruiz

"Since I was a child, I have always loved drawing. As an architect, I was trained to sketch on site in my first year of my studies. I have always considered sketching a wonderful tool in my job to understand things, more in the field of spatial relations than in their material aspect. On the other hand, I have always brought a sketchbook with me in my travels as a much more effective way of keeping a memory than a photograph. But lately my travel sketches tended to be too few and too quick. I have recently found Urban Sketchers, and then discovered the immense joy of sketching outside with no particular task. Reading Usk’s manifesto, I feel especially sensitive with the point of keeping a record of time and place, and I’m changing from sketching just architecture to understand the city as a big scenario for human activity. I live in Málaga, a city in the south of Spain with more than half a million residents and 2,500 years of age; but also the center of a busy and lively metropolitan area, home of an active harbour and a big tourist destination. Now that I have two small children and I do not travel as much as before, I’m trying to show this mixture of old and new in my drawings. It is so rewarding to share my work with so many excellent artists and receive continuous feedback from other members! And, last but not least, to learn from other parts of the world. I'm delighted to join Urban Sketchers." • Luis' art on flickr.

Ready, Sketch, Go! Symposium Registration Starts January 30



There are many ways you can get all sketched up at the Symposium! We are offering three passes: Workshops, Activities, and Sketching.






The Activities pass includes lectures, demos, and larger faculty-led group drawing activities. The Workshops pass includes access to all of those activities as well as workshops with small class sizes and individualized instruction. The Sketching pass is for those who only want to meet up and sketch.






Early Bird Registration opens January 30, noon GMT*. By then, details on how to register will be up here at the urbansketchers.org. Early registration prices are approximately 10% less than the Standard price. A limited number of spots for all passes will be available for early registration.






Programming and faculty details will be announcedafter Early Bird Registration opens.









Important dates:


January 30: Early Bird Registration opens. For a limited time, get approximately 10% off the Standard Registration fee.


​Workshops pass US $415


​Activities pass US $195


​Sketching pass US $40


February: Programming and schedule announced


February 26: Early Bird Registration ends


March 1 – March 5: Early Bird registrants select workshops and activities


March 5: Standard Registration begins, with full schedule


​Workshops pass US $455


​Activities pass US $215


​Sketching pass US $40


April 29: Standard Registration ends


May 7-27: Late Registration


Workshops pass US $475


Activities pass US $235


Sketching pass US $40









See you in Manchester!






For more information, contact: symposium@urbansketchers.org






(*To convert the time to your time zone, use the Time Converter.)





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