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Urban Sketching

Workshop series

with Tamara Hergert


to reserve your spot at all 5 workshops

Dates and Hours for

all 5 workshops:

Sunday, October 13th, 11 am till 1 pm

Sunday, November 17th, 11 am till 1 pm

Sunday, December 15th, 11 am till 1 pm

Sunday, January 12th, 11 am till 1 pm

Sunday, February 9th, 11 am till 1 pm

Location and Parking:

Third Culture Coffee cafe

80, 102nd Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA, 98004

Where to park? There are at least 3 options:

  • 2 hour parking validation if you park at Park 88 Building Garage. Third Culture Coffee provides validation for their guests who park in the Park 88 Building Garage. Third Culture Coffee does not manage parking in the Park 88 building and cannot provide refunds or credits for guests.  Please check garage rates before parking. Access to Park 88 garage is via NE 1st Street. 

  • Street parking is available on Main Street & 102nd Avenue NE.

  • Downtown park parking lot is just 5 minutes away.

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What is this Urban Sketching workshop series about?

It's about slowing down, giving time to yourself to be present, to explore and ignite your creativity, to look at things and really see them, because when you are sketching that's what you do... you start noticing things that you have never noticed before. We meditate and we learn various drawing and sketching techniques, we allow ourselves to experiment. It's is in a wonderful cafe environment. It's relaxing and empowering, there is no judgement, no comparison. It's you and your sketchbook, the world around you waiting to be noticed, and your creativity waiting to be unleashed! 

What you'll learn in the Urban Sketching workshop series:

  • Sketching people and objects with a pencil

  • Light, shading, perspective

  • Watercolor "wet on dry" technique

  • Watercolor pencils techniques

  • Fine liner (black pen) technique

What you'll need to bring to the Workshop:

List of supplies you'll need:

  • Watercolor sketchbook

  • Watercolor brush pen

  • Watercolor pencils

  • Watercolor paint travel set

  • Black pen

  • HB pencil

  • Eraser

Where you can get it:

You can buy it here for $99 and I will have it ready for you at your first workshop

Giving Back
my way!

September 18, 2015

There is always a way to give back to the community, do good, be good, and be the change you seek in the world. Many years ago I had found my way to give back by starting to donate murals to local Boys and Girls Clubs around the world. I donated my first mural to the Boys and Girls Club of Novokuznetsk, Russia when I was seventeen and still lived in Russia with my family. Now, living in Seattle I'm continuing my efforts to brighten up kids lives and ignite their imaginations.


As part of United Way Volunteer Day, I have painted a mural at Boys in Girls learning center in Tacoma. It has turned out to be a really nice reading corner! They already had the geckos and the leaf on the walls, so I just drew inspiration from that. It took me about six hours from start to finish to paint the mural.


Finding my way to give back to the community has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life and I'm looking forward to many more murals for the local Boys and Girls Clubs.

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