Tuesday, 9 August 2016

7th USK SYMPOSIUM in MANCHESTER part #1

Dear fellow Luxembourg Sketchers,

The 7th USK Symposium took place in Manchester from 27th to 31th of July.
Urban Sketchers from around the world gathered during at least 4 days for common sketchcrawl, workshops and events.
What an incredible experience!
Beliza was in London for the warm-up a few days before. Leen and I were in Manchester for the symposium. We can only recommend all of you to get that experience one day!

Day#1 
Sketchers arrived from around the world and directly started sketching across the city.
no time to waste for a first sketch!
All the Sketchers were welcomed at the Manchester City Hall
Albert Square in front of the City Hall is a wonderful Biergarten
500 sketchers welcomed in the City Hall of Manchester
Day#2
The workshops begin. In the morning all sketchers meet at the Manchester School of Art and gathered for their workshops in All Saints Park nearby.
Leen is ready for her first workshop!
Personally I chose the workshop of Marion Rivolier "Paint like nobody's watching"
And Zita was there too! (3 luxembourgish residents at the Symposium!)
Protected from the rain under the bridge, the sketchers used just brushes and watercolor, no primary sketch was allowed...
It is hard to change your habits but the result is astonishing