I’m got to Amsterdam a few days before the Urban Sketchers Symposium. It gives me the chance to check out the location and figure some last minute details on the workshop I’m teaching. And, there’s time to slip in some other sketches too.
Canal Houses everywhere. I love the detailing and the wonkiness of these houses. But most of all, I love the human scale of them.
The Waterlooplein Flea Market is where I’ll teach my workshop called Scavenged Sketches. So while I checked out my location and figured good spots to meet I sketched these two spreads with a bookseller and bicycle seller.
Once the symposium is in full swing, it’s hard to get much sketching done if you’re teaching, so I try to pull out my book and do a sketch at any meal I can. Here are a couple of lunch and coffee/tea sketches.