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Sketch your summer: from the rooftops to the roots!

Spend a happy summer weekend with horizon line, vanishing points, roofs and colors of meadow!

This will be our 6th Urbansketching School in Latvai and this time our theme is

Sketch your summer from the rooftops to the roots!

Summer is perfect time for immersing in sketching and for allowing yourself to learn new skills!

Give yourself a gift of two guilt-free days of feeling and sketching summer as it is. No rush, no obligations, just smells of summer flowers, shades from rooftops and you with brushes.

Alongside of this we know that it will be a heartwarming weekend for all sketching friends full of pure joy of rich colours, lines and sketches! 

*The number of participants is limited. There will be social distancing and precautions during the event happening.

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Venues: Art space Mala, parks & gardens of Cesis

Saturday - JULY 4, 2020

  • 10:30 - 11:00 - Registration and welcome

  • 11:00 - 13:00 - Nature sketching. Roots Workshop by Agnese Aljena

Summer is a time for nature to play role in our lives, in cities and in sketchbooks. We will spend some time enjoying and sketching greenery of Cesis - expressive, bold and back to roots!

  • 13:00 - 14:30 - Free time/lunch break

  • 14:30 - 16:30 - Perspective. Rooftops Workshop by Masha Zurikova

Bruzis has one of the most magnificient roof structures in Cesis. It has several levels, a lot of different slopes and angles. We will spend some time studying it from the perspective point of view. Playful way to master different difficult aspects of perspective!

  • 18:00 - 20:00 - Mentored sketchwalk.

 Let's enjoy pure sketchwalk together. Place will be announced ​on July 4. 

Sunday- JULY 5, 2020

  • 11:00 - 14:00 - Colorful sketch-breakfast.

We will spend some time learning color theory and will get to know the world of pigments and paints. The goal is to master color mixing and find your personal "Summer 2020" palette .

The number of seats is strictly limited: there will be max 15 people in workshops.

Participation fee: 

TWO DAY participation

- 140 EUR (all materials, brunch & snacks included)

- discount for USK Riga badge holders - 120 EUR (please mention it in the Comments section of registration page)

ONE DAY participation

- July 4 - 100 EUR (all materials & snacks included)

- July 5 - 50 EUR (all materials & brunch included)

Meet The Team
Agnese Aljena
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I am Agnese Aljena, sketcher, illustrator 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 Riga, Latvia. 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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