Glory to Ukraine! Слава Україні!

Ukraine has a long and troubled history yet is it is a country of grit, great beauty, and courage. In the 16th century, ‘Ukraine’, which is translated as ‘borderland’ came into existence. During that period, Poland-Lithuania Struggled against Moscow for control Ukraine. Many Ukrainians fled their homes in order to escape the religious persecution and serfdom of Polish tyranny. The fugitives established a military order known as Cossacks which means ‘adventurer’ or ‘outlaw. As we can see today, the Ukrainian people still manifest the resilience and fierce warrior spirit of their ancestors.

As the war rages in Ukraine, it is our hope that we can bring back the spirit of peace by sketching the sunflower-like vitality and beauty of Ukrainian culture, landscape, architecture, and people.

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All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EDT) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Ukraine Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)  Ukraine Sunflower
  • (b)  Cathedral or Castle
  • (c)  Kiev Landmark
  • (d)  Ukrainian Native Costumes
*Please post your finished sketches to the USk NYC Facebook site. Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS. Please also note that while we are sponsored by USk NYC, our online event is grounded on reference images, which is a very different approach from doing the in-person, on-site urban sketch event promoted by the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USk NYC.
Scheduled for March 26th, 2022

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