In the Symposium team of instructors!

The 9th International Urban Sketchers Symposium is building up momentum! Registration passes for participants were released and sold out, correspondents are soon to be selected and, last week, I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of the 36 workshop instructors. Feels good to be in a list of so many talented sketchers and artists I came to admire these past years.

O 9º Simpósio Internacional dos Urban Sketchers está a ganhar impulso! Os passes esgotaram pouco tempo depois de terem começado a ser vendidos, os correspondentes internacionais estão a pouco tempo de serem escolhidos e, na semana passada, tive a sorte de ser escolhido como um dos 36 formadores das oficinas do Simpósio. Sabe bem ser incluido numa lista de tantos artistas e desenhadores talentosos que tenho vindo a admirar nestes últimos anos.

To Porto, I’ll bring a workshop called The stories of public realm objects, which I already ran last summer, during the 10 Years x 10 Classes USk educational program. The workshop focuses less in technique and more in the urban sketcher attitude of studying, reporting and simply, minding the surroundings. In it, participants will become more aware and focused on their object of attention. Hopefully, the cityscape won’t look the same after these few hours we’ll be spending together.

Para o Porto, levarei uma oficina chamada The stories of public realm objects, que já tive oportunidade de dar no verão passado, durante a iniciativa educacional 10 Years x 10 Classes dos USk. A oficina foca-se menos em técnicas e mais na atitude analítica, jornalística e de estar atento ao que nos rodeia dos urban sketchers. Nela, os participantes tornar-se-ão mais conscientes e concentrados sobre o seu objecto de atenção. A espectativa é de que a paisagem citadina não pareca a mesma depois das curtas horas em que estaremos juntos.

I’ll post more details on the public realm objects workshop soon. Stay tuned!

Publicarei mais detalhes sobre a oficina dos objectos do domínio público brevemente. Fiquem atentos!

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.