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Urban Sketching: Sketch Your World

How to Participate

There are a few ways to participate in this year's Urban Sketching events. Pick one or try them all!

  • Check out the sketching prompts below, post your work on social media, and tag us @PaceLibrary.

  • Join us at an in-person meet up to sketch together and share our work.   

  • Make a zine! At our two campus locations, we’ll share templates for you to use to create a sketch zine.  

  • Share your work on this guide! Visit the Submit Your Work tab on the left navigation. Use the form to share your sketches and they'll be included in our Digital Gallery.  

2022 Sketching Prompts

An icon of a hand sketching shapesEach week, you can use one of our prompts below for inspiration or choose your own view based on your day! Check out the "About Urban Sketching" tab to learn about sketching.

  • September 6 – Draw the view from your window. 
  • September 12 – Draw one of your meals.  
  • September 19 – Draw a favorite place in your home.  
  • September 26 – Draw an interesting building from your day. 

Use our hashtag to add your sketch to the conversation or follow along! Or submit your work using the tab on the left to be included in our digital gallery. 


Draw icons created by Nhor Phai - Flaticon

Attend a Sketching Meet-Up

Icon of a paintbrush and a picture of a mountainJoin us at our sketching event at Pleasantville on 9/19 at 1:30pm. Meet up at the pond in front of the Mortola Library. 

You do not need to be an artist, expert, or have your own materials! We will sit and talk about sketching as a medium, spend some time quietly sketching our surroundings, and then share our work. We can also provide materials so you can focus on capturing what you see!

Artwork icons created by monkik - Flaticon

Create a Sketching Zine

"Derived from the word “magazine,” a zine is a small press publication that is like a magazine with a twist: it is non-commercial, grassroots, independently published and captures the sprit of DIY/DIY (Do-It-Yourself/Do-ItTogether) ideologies." (The Public)

If you're interested in making your own zine with your sketches, you'll need a piece of 8x10 paper and the instructions linked below to create a template

Or you can visit our Reference Desk or physical displays at our libraries for some paper and an example.