Friday, November 27, 2020

Thanksgiving Everyday

Let’s Sketch Chicago!

Sunday, November 29
12 PM - 3 PM

Hosted by Evelyn Brody and Urban Sketchers Chicago


In this exhausting and distressing year, Thanksgiving celebrations have also been upended. But this weekend you hopefully will find time to reflect on things in 2020 to be grateful for. If what has gotten you through this crazy era can be expressed visually from direct observation, we’d like to see it!


  • Perhaps you are especially thankful for one or more household companions – or a family member or friend you visit with, masked, from a safe 6-foot distance. 
  • Perhaps you’re grateful for the cozy (and rearranged?) confines of your own four walls – or the ever-changing view from your window. 
  • Perhaps Zoom or Netflix has kept you connected, or indeed opened up new worlds. (If you do sketch your screen, remember to include the surrounding context!) 
  • Or maybe you have renewed appreciation for what you used to take for granted – the routine tasks of essential workers; package or local-restaurant deliveries; or a new or improved domestic skill.

We follow USk Global’s guidelines of sketching live on location and not from reference photos. When outside your home, be sure to socially distance and wear a mask to help everyone stay safe. All skill levels welcome – happy sketching! If you post to  Facebook and Instagram please include #uskchicago and #uskathome on your posts.

We gather for our virtual throwdown on our group Facebook page on Sunday, November 29, between noon and 3pm, but always welcome late entries. 

Bonus incentive! 

Everyone (except Admins) who posts between now and 5:00 p.m. Sunday will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one of four 2020 titles generously donated by Quarto

We will select four names at random to receive one of the following books:

  • The Complete Urban Sketching Companion
  • Drawing with a Tablet
  • Techniques for Beginners
  • Drawing Expressive People

Please email if you have any questions. The banner image by Evelyn Brody

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