The Toronto Urban Sketchers Group is expanding and there's a lot of great places we would love to can take it. And, to achieve our goals, we need you. So if you want to take part in our mission to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location, contact MJ at  mj@m2jlstudio.com.

Current available positions : 


The role of the photojournalists is to join our group during our get togethers in the city and document our events, the locations and the sketchers. The events typically take place twice a month on the weekends. Please contact MJ for more info. 

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  1. I heard about Urban Sketchers from a librarian who just retired from Brock University's Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts where I am an undergrad in the Honours Studio Art BA degree. I am lucky to live beside the Fairview Mall in St. Catharines where I've lived five years. I call the mall my studio and nobody has complained about me sketching patrons as long as I don't sell anything. I've grown fond of observing and being sensitive to others who exhibit a multitude of gestures by just being themselves. These are the best models because they don't know they are posing and are so unpretentious. I've learned a little about attending these public groups. I try not to make eye contact while I am sketching. This seems to maintains a dynamic tension which does not create any sense of invasiveness or personal connection. If I'm not in the mall I am at Starbucks just about every day. Nice ambience. Cheers to everyone over there. I plan to get on the GO soon. Jim