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Richmond Workshop: After Action Report

April 24, 2015


We are just back from the USK workshop in Richmond VA, held in conjunction with the exhibition on Urban Sketching at the Virginia Center for Architecture. Thanks to Jessie Chapman and Marshall Dreiling for organizing the weekend.

This was a fundraising event, with a portion of the proceeds split between VCA and USK.  While I was there, I took an extra day to do a solo sketchcrawl, and I’ve donated a few small watercolors to an auction that will happen around the end of the exhibit – which is up until July 5th. If you’re in the area, the exhibition is well worth a quick visit – and the Branch House (above) is a great sketching subject.



We had a great group from a variety of sketching backgrounds. It was the kind of team I love drawing with. Everyone was fully engaged – putting a lot of effort into the exercises, working to improve their sketching, but enjoying themselves at the same time. It’s always a lot of fun spending a few days drawing with people. I’m already looking forward to the next workshops in Italy and Singapore.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2015 3:40 AM

    Hi Marc, I will be in the Cortona workshop – and am really looking forward to it! Where can I get a tripod like the one you are using in this post? My back gets sore hunched over a sketchbook sometimes and this looks like a great alternative!


    • May 8, 2015 9:17 AM

      oh hey! Great to meet you. Very much looking forward to this trip :)
      So, you can order these off Amazon (Link HERE) or I would say you could try B&H photo. I got mine at a local camera shop – it’snot unusual to see them in stock. Then you will need a tray for the easel and paper. So – you can get the whole thing in one place from :, if you don’t mind a slightly less compact tripod.
      Thanks! ~m

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