The USk Manchester Symposium finale

The USk Manchester Symposium finale

USk Manchester Symposium day 4 / Simpósio USk em Manchester dia 4 After lunch and after the afternoon lectures, activities and sketchcrawl, the sketchers gathered in the All-Saints Gardens, close to the Benzie Building of the Manchester School of Art. The four day event that brought nearly 500 participants from 44 nations was near its end. The official pictures of the final gathering were taken by the slightly sloped grass field of the Gardens. Then, small and large groups of sketchers took hundreds of pictures and selfies by themselves. These unofficial pictures grouped sketchers of common language, of common countries or…Read more
Live from the USk Manchester Symposium #4

Live from the USk Manchester Symposium #4

USk Manchester Symposium day 4 / Simpósio USk em Manchester dia 4 To balance yesterday's all-american workshop day, my choice of workshop for today went with Indonesian instructor LK Bing. Apologizing for his English, LK decided to demonstrate his proposals for the morning, and what better way to communicate to a multi-national sketcher crowd than the universal language of sketching? Para equilibrar o dia norte-americano de ontem, a minha escolha de oficina para hoje recaiu sobre o formador Indonésio LK Bing. Pedindo desculpas pelo seu Inglês falado, o LK decidiu demonstrar as suas propostas para a manhã,…Read more
Live from the USk Manchester Symposium #3

Live from the USk Manchester Symposium #3

USk Manchester Symposium day 3 / Simpósio USk em Manchester dia 3 The morning of the 29th, I meandered the workshops in and around the Manchester City Council - which casually happened to be all by American instructors. First, the Texan James Richards taught his substantial group the rudiments of sketching a crowd in the workshop "Capturing the crowd: people in public spaces". Simple mechanisms, like setting an eye level line, giving dynamic to the walking by putting a leg in front of the other, playing with foreground, middle ground and background. All contributed to a good…Read more
Live from the USk Manchester Symposium #2

Live from the USk Manchester Symposium #2

USk Manchester Symposium day 2 / Simpósio USk em Manchester dia 2 Day two of the USk Symposium started out with lots of exciting activities! There were as many as 20 workshops happening simultaneously, as well as a few lectures and some activities, just during the morning! It's a lot of ground to cover, so Luís Frasco and I split up a few of the workshops between us, to get the feel of the event. O dia dois do Simpósio USk começou com muitas actividades entusiasmantes! Só durante a manhã aconteceram 20 oficinas simultaneamente, e também algumas…Read more
Live from the USk Manchester Symposium #1

Live from the USk Manchester Symposium #1

USk Manchester Symposium day 1 / Simpósio USk em Manchester dia 1 By mid-morning of the 27th of July, sketchers started to gather in the streets around the Benzie Building of the Manchester School of Art. A few of them sat around to sketch the atmosphere and some of the iconic buildings of and around the Manchester Metropolitan University. A meio da manhã de 27 de Julho, vários desenhadores começaram a juntar-se nas ruas em torno do Edifício Benzie da Manchester School of Art. Alguns deles polvilhavam os passeios, desenhando o ambiente e alguns dos edifícios icónicos…Read more