Urban Sketching

Capture the essence!

If we draw a scene by means of a few strokes, this is only possible through a simplification process that inevitably forces us to think: Why do we choose a certain motif?

And: What makes this moment unique? To what extent does it differ from any other? Why does it become a memory, remaining vivid in our minds?

Join our urban sketching workshop and uplevel your creativity by actively observing Barcelo-na’s built environment

Our drawing workshop encourages participants not only to learn urban sketching techniques, but also to closely observe their surroundings and understand what they see. In the mental work required, pen-cil and paper become powerful tools for reflection.

Find inspiration out on the streets of Barcelona and get your creativity flowing! Sketchers of all levels, experience, and backgrounds welcome!

    Who will be guiding you through downtown Barcelona and instructing you in urban sketching creative techniques?

    A local architect of Guiding Architects (The world’s largest network of architecture tour companies, established in 1996):

    • We deliver relevant, accurate and up-to-date information in a dynamic and entertaining way.
    • We design authentic, off-the-beaten-track experiences that strive to exceed your expectations.
    • We provide insightful reflection and inspirational views on the city that only passionate architects like us can convey.


    Duration: Half-day

    Transport: By foot

    Service: Conducted by an experienced architect and lecturer in architectural drawing at the University of Barcelona, reservations

    Languages: English, French, Spanish

    Max participants: 25 pax/group

    *Materials: Sketch book, ink