How to Participate

How can I participate Urban Sketchers Australia?

Participation

The mission of Urban Sketchers Australia is to connect on-location sketchers across the country.  Participating in Urban Sketchers Australia through events, workshops, Sketchcrawls and the Facebook and Flickr page is open to everyone.  USK Australia doesn't have a "membership" per se.  

Anyone can post on the USK Australia Facebook page, and location sketchers throughout the country are encouraged to do so: 

Newcomers are also encouraged to post on the global Urban Sketchers Facebook page and Flickr sites:

The only "requirement" for posting on those pages is that the urban sketches be done on location, from direct observation.  Beginners are welcome and encouraged, so please jump in!


Contact us for more details uskaustralia {at} gmail {dot} com


If you like to join or form a USK Group in your area, please refer to the Groups and Events page

Blog Correspondents

As with global Urban Sketchers blog correspondents, USK Australia blog correspondents are invited based on the quality of their work, style, originality, geographic location and overall skills as visual storytellers. The goal is to make the blog as diverse as possible in terms of geography and style.

Correspondents come from all corners of the country and have diverse backgrounds, such as painting, architecture, journalism, advertising, illustration, graphic design and teaching.  All of them share the same passion for drawing on location.

Being a correspondent means a strong involvement in our community of sketchers, including posting to the blog regularly —a minimum of once a month— and offering feedback to fellow sketchers on the blog and Facebook page.  Correspondents not only add individual drawings to the blog but also narrative explaining the circumstances in which the sketch was done or a particular story behind it. 
  
Current USK Australia blog correspondents review the Facebook posts and recommend new correspondents to the blog administrator.  When a new blog correspondent is invited, they are asked to agree to our shared commitment:
  • To agree to adhere to the USK mission and manifesto
  • To post regularly-- once a month minimum; more if possible
  • To attend and help organize local outings when possible.