Love to sketch? Or perhaps you don’t think you can draw? Sketching is not meant to be ‘Art’, but a simple visual recording of YOUR unique view of the world. If you can write, you can sketch.
Join CNU New England for a cityscape drawing lesson for EVERYONE! Urban designer Bill Dennis will show a method for 'hacking’ sketches that anyone can do to produce quick, concise, colorful sketches. Doors open at 5pm for Happy Hour, Bill will present his method at 5:30pm, and then we will take a walk outside and do some sketching.
About Bill Dennis
Bill Dennis is an architect and urban designer involved in over 150 New Urbanist projects spanning the last 25 years, including many projects in New England such as Mashpee Commons, Downtown Providence, Durham Center, and Londonderry New Hampshire. Bill is a founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and led two Councils for New Urbanism on Housing and Form Based Codes. He is presently working on a City Center project for one million people near Nanjing, China.
Please bring sketchbooks or thick paper (watercolor), pen with waterproof ink, small watercolor travel kit, marker, or color pencil, and some portable water. There will be some extra supplies if you don’t have any. Also, make sure to have your smartphone with camera (if you have one).
To see examples of urban sketching go to
This event is part of a monthly series hosted by CNU New England every second Wednesday of the month at Aurora.
$10 general admission
$5 CNU-NE member / student