Painting Challenge: Urban Sketchers Week 2024

May 1 – 7 is International Urban Sketchers Week, a global celebration of on-location drawing!

For this week’s challenge, let’s participate in this global event.   Share a painting done on location (indoors or out), not from photos or memory.  Capture what you see from direct observation.

Painting challenge:  Urban Sketch

Include the hashtag #uskweek2024 in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.

Deadline May 10, 2024 , 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Post a painting done on location (indoors or out), capturing what you see from direct observation, not from photos or memory
  • Sponsored by Diann Zimmerman
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #uskweek2024
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline May 10, 2024, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced May 12, 2024
  • Mediums accepted:  watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, water soluble graphite, water soluble inks, and mixed media as long as it includes watercolor
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.


More info about Urban Sketchers organization.  The Urban Sketchers is a not for profit organization, created in 2009 to support a grassroots movement of people drawing in different locations and publishing their sketches online. 15 years later the USk organization has evolved and is now supported by a network of volunteers around the world.  At the heart of the USk community are people who share a passion for sketching the places they live and travel.  There are now over 400 official Urban Sketchers Chapters worldwide! Joining membership is free – check here to see if there is a chapter near you:


What is the prize?   

This challenge is sponsored by Diann Zimmerman.  One random winner will receive:

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