Program and Schedule

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Sketcher Fest Edmonds returns for a second year with more guest artists and expanded programming. Here’s what you can expect:

Our signature event, the Sunday Sketchbook Fair and Art Market at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, will be bigger! If you love art and travel and can only take part in one of our events, this is where you’d want to be on July 21.

Drawing workshops will be spread over two days. Watercolor, reportage, illustrated journaling… we are offering a wide selection of topics and techniques for sketchers with beginning to advanced skills. Workshops are limited to 15 participants. 

We are also offering two new programs, Talk and Learn sessions and Sketch Tours.

  • Talk and Learn is a two-hour session led by a guest artist on a particular topic. Bring your work, ask questions, get personal feedback and engage with the group to level up your skills. Talk and Learns are limited to 10 participants.
  • Sketch Tours are guided sketch walks to specially selected locations led by Edmonds artists who are familiar with each site. Listen to their stories about the locations and sketch together as a group. Tours are limited to 25 participants.
Friday afternoon

Choose either a Workshop, a Talk & Learn or a Sketch Tour.

Friday evening

Opening Reception (limited number of tickets due to venue capacity)

Saturday morning

Choose either a Workshop or a Sketch Tour.

Saturday afternoon

Choose either a Talk & Learn or a Sketch Tour.

Saturday evening

Artists Roundtable and Drink & Draw (limited number of tickets due to venue capacity)

Sunday

Ticket to the Sketchbook Fair & Art Market includes access to Artist Talks until rooms reach capacity.
Community Sketch Walk from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. is free!

Ticket sales update

July 15, 2024

It’s not too late to get a ticket for our signature event, the Sketchbook Fair and Art Market at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. This year we will have two floors filled with artists and sponsors as well as an exhibit of Urban Sketchers Seattle work in celebration of their 15th Anniversary.

Last minute cancellations may also open up spots in events currently sold out. Watch this page for events where the “add to cart” button is visible, such as the following ones:

After you place an order for any available events, you will receive a confirmation email and separate emails for each ticket purchased.

If you purchased an event when tickets went on sale March 23 and did not received your tickets via email or have any other ticket related questions or concerns, please contact us at info@sketcherfest.com and we’ll try to follow up as soon as possible.

The Sketcher Fest Team

 
July 17
July 18

July 19

July 20

July 21

 
 
Wednesday
Thursday

Friday

 Saturday

Sunday

 
9
           
Workshops
W6
W7
W8
W9
W10
W11
             
9
9:30
 
                       
9:30
10
 
         
Workshops
W12
W13
W14
W15
W16
W17
   

Sketchbook Fair & Art Market

     
10
10:30
 
         
Sketch Tours
ST5
ST6
ST7
 
 
 
 
10:30
11
 
   
 
   
 
Artist Talks
 
Live music by Mountlake Terrace High School and Madrona K-8 Jazz combos
11
11:30
 
   
 
   
 
Community Sketch Walk
11:30
noon
 
 
 
 
   
Hot Dogs and Apple Pie at ARTspot
noon
12:30
             
12:30
1
               
1
1:30
                 
1:30
2
     
Workshops
W1
W2
W3
W4
W5
         
 
2
2:30
 
 
 
   
Talk & Learn
TL6
TL7
TL8
TL9
TL10
 
Sketch Tours
ST8
ST9
ST10
 
 
3:30
3
 
 
 
 
Sketch Tours
ST1
ST2
ST3
ST4
Talk & Learn
TL11
TL12
TL13
TL14
TL15
 
   
3
3:30
 
 Meet the Murals of Edmonds
Art Walk Edmonds
 
Talk & Learn
TL1
TL2
TL3
TL4
TL5
 
   
3:30
4
Urban Sketchers Seattle 15th Anniversary Sketch Walk
 
 
     
4
4:30
 
 
 
 
Raffle Prizes Announced
4:30
5
Art Walk Edmonds
Meet the Murals of Edmonds
Art Walk Edmonds
             
5
5:30
                   
5:30
6
 
     
Artists Roundtable and Drink & Draw
       
6
6:30
 
 
Opening Reception and Keynote
       
6:30
7
Urban Sketchers Seattle 15th Anniversary Drink & Draw
 
       
7
7:30
 
       
7:30
8
 
 
               
8
8:30
 
 
 
               
8:30
 
 
 
 
 
               
 

Friday evening

This event is sold out.

 
Event
 
Location
Opening Reception and Keynote
Graphite Arts Center
 
 
 
 

Saturday morning

Events run concurrently. Choose either a Workshop or a Sketch Tour.

 
Workshop
Instructor
W6
Small is Beautiful
Gabi Campanario
W7
Learn the Language of Urban Sketching
Michele Cooper
W8
Wash On, Wash Off: A Quick and Lively Watercolor Method
Matthew Brehm
W9
Gelli Plate — Ambiance Before Drawing
Ketta Linhares
W10
Minimal Toolkit, Maximum Impact
Suhita Shirodkar
W11
Sketching the Story
Daniel Winterbottom
W12
Sketch the Trees and the Daffodils
Eduardo Bajzek
W13
The Full Picture: Sketching Your Entire Experience
Genine Carvalheira
W14
Journey Sketching
David Chamness
W15
Your Sketch: as Rich as Reality!
Oliver Hoeller
W16
Sketch Collage
Brenda Swenson
W17
Special Effects in Watercolor
Gail Wong
 
Sketch Tours
Artist Guide
ST5
Cascadia Art Museum
Marty Behnke
ST6
Art Toolkit on the Beach
Maria Coryell-Martin
ST7
Edmonds Marsh
Melissa Johnson
 
 
 

Saturday Evening

 
Event
 
Location
Artists Roundtable and Drink & Draw
Graphite Arts Center
 
 
 
 

Sunday

 
Event
 
Location
Sketchbook Fair & Art Market
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Edmonds Waterfront Center
Community Sketch Walk
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Waterfront. Free. All welcome!