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8th Urban Sketchers Symposium - Chicago 2017

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Roosevelt Goodman Center

501 South Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

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The 8th International Urban Sketchers Symposium will be held in Chicago, Illinois. July 26-29, 2017. Sketchers of all levels, experience, and backgrounds are welcome.


What is the Symposium?

The International Urban Sketching Symposium is an annual educational event organized by Urban Sketchers (USk), a nonprofit dedicated to fostering the practice of on-location observational sketching. The goal of the Symposium is to celebrate and practice the art of on-location sketching in the host city. The event offers valuable field-sketching instruction and opportunities for participants to network and socialize. Following our spirit of “sharing the world, one drawing at a time,” we aim to bring the Symposium to new cities and countries every year. Portland, Lisbon, Santo Domingo, Barcelona, Paraty, Singapore and Manchester have hosted previous editions of the Symposium.


Symposium Passes

The Workshops Pass gives you access to the full educational event, including the Welcome Reception, all of the faculty-led workshops, all lectures, and one demonstration, as well as the Closing Party and social activities.

This pass keeps you busy learning sketching techniques from top artists while visiting with friends old and new.


The Basic Pass includes access to the Welcome Reception, organized sketchwalks, lectures, and one demonstration, as well as the Closing Party and social activities.

With the Basic Pass, you will have a leisurely experience. You’ll meet everyone for the morning gatherings and then explore Chicago between meeting up with others for sketchwalks twice a day. You’ll be able to meet all the other sketchers during the receptions, lectures, demo, and social activities.


FAQs

What is the refund policy?

Urban Sketchers reserves the right to apply a $85 (USD) cancellation fee for all refunds. Due the need to finalize facilities, supplies, and programming, no refunds will be offered after June 11, 2017. Email symposium@urbansketchers.org for refund requests.


Can I upgrade my pass type?

To upgrade a pass from Basic to Workshops you must register again and cancel your original registration. Email symposium@urbansketchers.org for a full refund.


Can I update my registration information?

The last day to change your information or your programming choices in Eventbrite is June 18. After that, you will be able to access your information, but unable to make any changes.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Participants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the event, or receive special dispensation from the Organizers. Contact symposium@urbansketchers.org to discuss options for those younger than 18.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Send questions to symposium@urbansketchers.org.

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Roosevelt Goodman Center

501 South Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

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