CESIS, LATVIA, 04.06.2022

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We have discovered the magic of everyday watercolor journaling and want to share it with you. Let creativity in  your everyday routine and talk to yourself  in sketches and in words.
We invite you to join us in this adventure on June 4 in Cēsis, in the Art Space MALA.​

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Riga Sketching School summer school 2022 wants to explore the idea of creativity in our everyday life. This year our theme is: Watercolor journal

Stop. Look around. Inhale, listen, taste, see, feel. Life around you and yourself. Survive for real. Let creativity become part of your everyday routine. That is why people have been writing and drawing everyday notes, journals and diaries for centuries. Diaries, your small and big adventures and emotions, in longer and shorter sentences. Sometimes poetry. Sometimes only one word that can be stronger than four pages.


We have discovered the magic of everyday watercolor journaling and want to share it with you. It is daring to talk to yourself not only in sketches, but also in words. And this is what has made our connection to the notes so special. They are ours. The deepest conversation with yourself, which turns into a special relationship. This process truly is a deep confession and careful approach to yourself through the world around you and creative process

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Venue: Art Space MALA

Saturday - JUNE 4, 2022

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Arrival

  • 11:00 - 12:00 Creativity in Everyday Life (lecture)

  • 12:00 - 13:00 First Page (workshop)

  • 13: 00- 14:00 Lunch break

  • 14:00 - 15:30 Daily Watercolor Notes (workshop)

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Closing

Participation fee: 

95 EUR (price includes all materials, first sketching journal and snacks)

! Early bird price (until 23.05.2022) 83 EUR

Workshop is for  all drawing/sketching experience levels – we are happy to hold your hand doing for the first time and we are always happy to share our approach to everyone already sketching.

Languages: English and Latvian

Meet The Team
Daina Domasute
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I am a human, an urbansketcher and a paint-maker. Drawing for me is like the 5th sense that allows to be present in this world. I believe in unicorns and in drawing with non-dominant hand or not looking at the picture or drawing with one line. This shares responsibility and gives freedom to sing and dance while drawing. I am always searching for new tools and methods how to achieve freedom in my drawings. 

Agnese Aljena
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I am Agnese Aljena, sketcher, illustrator, paintmaker and photographer, based in Riga, Latvia. Drawing was a kind of personal experiment for me, brought to urban sketching and now I am happy to be a part of Riga Sketching School and make sketching viral as a lifestyle and way of being. Drawing has become a significant part of my life and I feel like I have found a way back to my roots. It makes me to stop, to feel the world and life at all its beauty.


Masha Zurikova

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Hi, my name is Masha Zurikova. I'm a freelance illustrator, painter and sketcher currently based in Brussels, Belgium. I am convinced that beauty is everywhere. The most important thing is to be able to find inspiration in any ordinary event and to follow your heart. I am painting with oil and watercolors to show my vision of the natural beauty. I make illustrations and fast sketches of everyday life. Urban sketching is very important part of my self-exploration and self-expression journey, that always reminds me to stay mindful and seize the moment.

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