Urban sketching workshop with Liz Ackerley


The Edge Theatre and Arts Centre


Saturday 28 May, 2016 - 11:30am - 2:30pm

Free – registration essential here

Have you always wanted to draw the moments you see on the street or your favourite building that you pass each day? Then this FREE workshop delivered in partnership with Manchester Histories, could be the one for you.

Urban sketching is the name such drawing has been given and this workshop with artist Liz Ackerley will involve discussion about all aspects of urban sketching from what it is to the materials to use and examples of sketches created.  You will then go out and about to try some sketching yourself, using your surroundings as inspiration.

This session is for people of all backgrounds and experiences so why not come along and have a go?  Please feel free to bring along drawing materials including a sketchbook and pencils (including coloured pencils)  and pens (eg fine liners, birds) and watercolour paints/brushes.

Liz is a designer and illustrator based in Manchester. She is also a member of the worldwide Urban Sketchers group and has a particular interest and focus in reportage illustration, telling stories through drawing. Liz carries out reportage illustration for a number of commercial and private clients as well as leading workshops.

Her blog documents her drawing and sketching experiences and you can see her drawings on Twitter (@LizsScribbles) and instagram (instagram.com/lizackerley1).
For further details about Manchester Histories and this year’s Manchester Histories Festival running from 3 – 12 June, click here or follow Twitter @mcrhistfest #mhf2016, or Instagram and Facebook manchesterhistories

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2 thoughts on “Urban sketching workshop with Liz Ackerley

  1. Lucy says:


    Are there any left for this? I can’t seem to use the link provided.


  2. philip says:

    Unfortunately this workshop is sold out.

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