Urban Sketching (six-session workshop)

Loosen up your drawing style and breathe new creativity into your artmaking. You will be challenged to capture the bustling life of the city through quick sketches in pen, pencil and watercolor. Each session will take place at some of Philadelphia’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, including 30th Street Station, Reading Terminal Market, and the 9th Street Market. Topics covered in this class include choosing and framing your scene, sketching at a quick pace, conveying detail through modest means, drawing in perspective, and watercolor techniques.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for fall term assistance is Monday, August 29th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Friday, September 2nd.

What you will learn:

  • Sketching on location

  • Framing and choosing your scene

  • Drawing in perspective

  • Sketching with watercolors

  • Conveying detail through modest means

Required supplies:

  • Watercolor sketch pad

  • Water-soluble pencils

  • Pencil

  • Eraser

  • Watercolor set

  • Watercolor brushes

  • Drawing board or travel easel

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen