Baltic Sketching Festival 2021

Fri 2. July - Sun 4. July 2021 EEST


Online ticket sales has ended.

Welcome to the second Baltic Sketching Festival!
Yes, you can play! Sketchbook as a playground.

We are convinced that drawing and playing are for everyone. Not just kids and professional artists. Playful drawing opens doors to a new world - lighter, more colorful, and very welcoming. We all deserve that!
Baltic Sketching Festival welcomes everyone who is interested in drawing, sketching, painting - both those who already draw or paint and those who are willing to begin their journey into the world of visual expression. This year we have decided to create a playground with a sketchbook and a pen or a box of watercolors.
We hope to create an event where everyone with a pencil and paper feels free to play!​

📍This year festival will be ONLINE.
▪️We will have online lectures and demos by different experienced artists.
▪️We will have online workshops for small groups.
▪️We will have life drawing performance with live music.
▪️And we will have a sketch-walk in Cesis, both virtual and on-site.
🗓 Schedule of the main Festival events (Timezone: GMT+3):

▪️July 3, 2021▪️

🎠11:00 - 19:00 Lectures and demos
​ONLINE (link provided for festival ticket holders)
11:00 - Official opening of the Festival
11:10 - Playground theory. Lecture by Riga Sketching School
12:00 - From a person to a crowd. Demo by Inma Serrano
13:00 - Fast and fluid city sketching. Demo By Neil Whitehead
14:00 - Topographic Poiesis. Drawing as a relationship created with a place soul. Lecture by Jānis Ķīnasts
15:00 - A splash of color, a dash of light, a pinch of shadow - painting cityscapes with spice! Demo by Alex Hillkurtz
16:00 - 5 minutes before sunset. Demo by Youkki
17:00 - Color DJ Alise Ķīnasta
18:00 - White page as a playground.

🎠19:00 - 21:00 Senses- Life drawing performance (18+)
ONLINE* (link provided for festival ticket holders, 18+)
Allow yourself to be captivated by your SENSES. The impulses of live music, lights, atmosphere, and a nude model will reveal a story in front of your eyes. Your role is to see, observe and create along with the performance.
The organizers of nude model sketching events - Drink and Draw Latvia, together with Musica Humana invite you to join us in a multimedial performance of sketching. Nude model posing while a concert of various compositions is carried out by the musicians to create and exaggerate the model's poses. Be inspired by your senses and let them play together on your paper.

▪️ July 4, 2021 ▪️

🎠12:00 - 13:30 Sketch-walk
ONLINE and CĒSIS old town (free event)
Virtual and real-life sketchwalk for everyone in Cēsis, Latvia and online for everyone in the world.
Get to know and sketch one of the most beautiful cities in Latvia - Cēsis. Rich in picturesque landscapes and testimonies of the past, it embodies both an intriguing sense of antiquity and modern self-esteem.

🎠 14:00 - 19:00 Different sketching and painting workshops by variety of artists
ONLINE* (separate registration for each workshop)

Check out our full festival workshop schedule at

* If the epidemiological situation allows limited offline participation will be possible upon prior registration

🎟️Different ticket types available🎟️

Online festival ticket - 3 July
(access to main festival program on July 3: online lectures, demos, Senses - life drawing performance)
- 23 EUR (20 EUR until 1 June)

Online workshop ticket - 2 July or 4 July
(access only to one workshop of your choice, limited places, book in advance)
- 40 EUR (37 EUR until 1 June)

If the epidemiological situation allows limited offline events will be possible after prior announcement and upon prior registration.


Baltic Sketching Festival