Classes & Workshops

Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques

  • Class starts on: Sunday, August 21, 2022
  • Duration: 9 Weeks
  • Sundays | 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Fee: $300


Learn to sketch from subject to the environment. Classroom sessions will focus on sketching clothed models and progress towards sketching the model and classroom environment. Learn how to incorporate storytelling into your sketches in our location sessions. These trips to local venues will challenge you to use your sketchbook the way a photojournalist uses a camera. The six-week goal is to produce finished sketches using pencil, pen, and watercolor within two hours. Skill level: Intermediate

Required Supplies

#2 pencil with an eraser, 05 and 08 micron pens, Stillman and Birn 9 x 12 inch spiral bound sketchbook (Alpha or Epsion series), Travel sized watercolor pallet (mine is a Windsor Newton with 14 color pans), Pentel water brush (water goes in the handle), Black Prismacolor pencil, Compact artist stool

Special Notes

6 week class.


Thomas Thorspecken

Thomas Thorspecken (Thor) studied animation and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He worked for ten years at Walt Disney Feature Animation. In 2009 he made a new year’s resolution to do one sketch a day and share it with a worldwide community of urban sketchers through his online site Analog Artist Digital World

Thomas Thorspecken
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Urban Sketching: Tips and Techniques