If I had $1000

For those of you who have been following this blog for some time, you might have come to realize how important Urban Sketchers is to me. When I discovered urbansketchers.org just over four years ago, it changed my life. Since then I’ve both attended and taught at the international symposia and met people from around the world who share the same love of drawing on location as I do. Sooooo…. if I won $1000 and could donate it to the art charity of my choice, it would naturally be Urban Sketchers. 

Who would you donate your $1000 to?

Here’s the thing. Craftsy.com is having a promotion in the next few weeks in honour of National Craft Month. If you register for any class during the two weeks between February 29 – March 13using the links below, you will be entered into a draw and one student will win the opportunity to donate $1000 to the craft charity of their choice (UrbanSketchers.org perhaps?).

In honour of National Craft Month, we Urban Sketchers/Craftsy.com instructors are banding together to share this opportunity…

…AND when you use the links below, not only does this benefit the instructors, but you will also receive a huge course discount reducing the costs to only $15-$20 per class!  This promotion is only being offered through Craftsy instructors.
 
So, what is a Craftsy class?  Craftsy offers high quality, online courses that you can watch 
whenever you want — as many times as you want — from any device.  You can ask questions and get responses from the instructors, post comments and sketches, and see the work posted by other participants in the class from around the world!!  Each class consists of 6-7 short lessons and runs about 1.5 – 2.0 hours.
This is a great way to discover a new instructor, and between us, we offer 13 sketching classes!!

 

 

 Sketching landscapes
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Sketching Landscapes in Pen, Ink & Watercolor
with Shari Blaukopf
Sketch breathtaking landscapes with confidence using fundamental pen, ink & watercolor techniques.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 Sketching the City
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Sketching the City in Pen, Ink & Watercolor with Shari Blaukopf
Simplify any cityscape to capture the character of your favrite urban scenes. Learn how to sketch building facades, textures, windows, and much more.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 
 Travel sketching
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Travel Sketching in Mixed Media with Marc Taro Holmes
Capture the energy and excitement of travel in spontaneous sketches. Learn fast, fun and flexible techniques for sketching on location in mixed media.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 People in motion
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Sketching People in Motion with Marc Taro Holmes
Learn fun, simple techniques for sketching people in motion. Capture the action and magic of the moment.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 
 figure sketching
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Figure Sketching Made Simple with Suhita Shirodkar
Make figure sketching fun and fulfilling   Use loose, gestural techniques to quickly draw figures that are brimming with life.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 perspective
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Perspective for Sketchers with Stephanie Bower
Learn three simple steps to quickly sketch architectural scenes with accurate perspective,
lifelike proportions, and beautiful watercolor.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 
 dynamic detail
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Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink & Watercolor with Steven Reddy
Draw any scene that catches your eye in ink and watercolor! Depict the world around you in fascinating detail using a relaxed, methodical approach.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 energy of places
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Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places with James Richards
Sketch lively urban spaces pulsing with movement.  Get step-by-step guidance for drawing bustling streets, impressive buildings and more.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 
picture book
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Expressive Picture Book Characters with Lynne Chapman 
Use easy, effective techniques to draw believable human and animal characters
with page-turning personality.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 
 Pen and ink
 
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Pen & Ink Essentials with Paul Heaston (Denver, CO)
Become a better pen and ink artist!  Learn techniques for capturing values, textures and contours you see in the world around you.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 
 drawing everyday
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Sketchbooks: Drawing the Everyday with Paul Heaston
Develop your drawing skills as you learn to capture the world around you in expressive compositions!
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 
 graphite
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Sketching Essentials in Graphite with Matt Brehm
Whether you’re walking through a neighborhood or wandering in nature, build foundational skills for sketching what you see more quickly and easily.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 point of view
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Sketching Your Point of View—NEW— with Paul Heaston
Capture ordinary scenes in extraordinary sketches. Learn how to simplify busy spaces, sketch perspective intuitively, depict wide-angle views and more.
Click here for a 50% discount and more information about this class.
 
 
 

6 Comments on “If I had $1000”

  1. Cassie Bouska says:

    I love craftsy! And I love urban sketchers! Finding their blog gave me the courage to start sketching. Thanks for the tip on the drawing … I’m gonna do it!

  2. AGNES says:

    Shari, I follow your blog since many months, and I asked you a few days ago (but I didn’t get an answer) if your two courses are subtitled in English : I am french, I understand English when T read it, but when I hear it, I don’t understand every word.
    So, I am ready to buy your courses if I am sure that your 2 courses are subtitled.
    Thank you for the answer and … bravo for you, I love your watercolour paintings !

    • Hi Agnes,

      I did receive an answer from Craftsy. Great news for you.
      Yes the classes are now subtitled! And you can contact the Customer Support team if you have any other concerns or questions: https://www.craftsyhelp.com/hc

      I hope that helps and now is a great time to buy the classes with the promo that is on.

      I hope you like them!

      Shari

  3. slowlane says:

    I have taken eleven of the thirteen. They are all great.


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