Friday, April 19, 2013

Initial Sponsors Announced


Urban Sketchers Announces Initial Sponsors for 2013 Urban Sketching Symposium
Urban Sketchers is pleased to again be working with sponsors who are leaders in the art supply industry in support of the 4th annual Urban Sketching Symposium in Barcelona, July 11-13, 2013.

New sponsors for 2013 include Sennelier and Cretacolor, while Strathmore Paper Company, Canson and Stillman & Birn join us again to offer donated materials to participants in the three-day event organized by Urban Sketchers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing.

“Symposium participants enjoy the materials and they become advisors to the whole urban sketching community on the internet. Sketchers give feedback every time they test a new product,” said a member of the Barcelona organizing team, Swasky.

In addition to providing materials for participants, these sponsors contribute funds that go toward airfare and lodging for instructors and staff, all of whom volunteer their time to the Symposium.

More than 200 sketching enthusiasts will gather for over 20 hands-on sketching workshops, demonstrations and lectures in Barcelona, which will be led by an influential team of local and international artists, listed on the Symposium site,

Urban Sketchers is also proud to be working with the following sponsors on this year’s Urban Sketching Symposium: Moleskine, Laloran, Chartpak Inc., Miquelrius, and Tombow.

Sponsorship levels can be found on the Symposium site, and give a diversity of options for participation, from different levels of monetary donations to materials for Symposium attendees. Our goal is to engage participants using a variety of materials, and to defray some of our costs while including sponsors whose products we feel strongly about promoting to our Symposium participants, blog followers, and over 25,000 Facebook fans.

Urban Sketchers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing; promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.
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