Feel like going on an Urban Sketching trip? Come with us to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, where Sketchbook Skool co-founder Koosje Koene will take you to world-famous Museum Square for an afternoon of urban sketching!

A trip like this—being a tourist in your own town—is one of the great parts of the homework assignment from Jason Das’s klass in our Urban Sketching kourse. (This is a sort of “greatest hits” kourse, where the best of SBS’s Urban Sketching klasses have been put together to create an Urban Sketching workshop. That’s why you’ll hear Koosje mention the Stretching kourse in this video.) Your art can be like a postcard from your area, and you can take a world tour by checking out all the other students’ urban sketches.

As Jason explains in his klass, you don’t have to live in a big city to become an Urban Sketcher. You can draw your teacup, your breakfast, your table, and a moment in time; that’s drawing life as it’s happening, live, rather than from memory, imagination, or photos. That’s Urban Sketching!

To learn more about drawing on location, check out Urban Sketching.

Art: Koosje Koene

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