Skip to main content

Sketching with Jim Richards | April 11-13, 2019 | Utah State University

Jim Richard's sketch of Portovenere
Jim Richard's sketch

Public Forum | April 11, 2019 | 7 p.m. | Fine Arts Visual, room 210

Come listen to Jim as he discusses his travels and techniques for sketching on-location. He has visited and drawn great urban places in 45 countries. His watercolor sketches of Cuban sites related to the writer Ernest Hemingway’s life and work was the subject of his solo exhibition at the Nobel Prize-winning author’s home (now a national museum) near Havana during the 2015 Havana Arts Biennial. Join us for a night of stories and inspiration.

Sketching Workshop | April 12, 2019 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Fine Arts Visual, room 210

The first session of this workshop will be focused on design-concept sketching. The second session will be devoted to on-location sketching techniques. Participants are expected to draw with Jim throughout his tutorial. Paper will be provided, but no other media supplies. Please see the list of materials below indicating what each individual should bring. 

There will be a lunch break between sessions. However, lunch will not be provided by the Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning Department or the university. Please plan to purchase lunch on campus, or bring a lunch with you. 

Sketch Walk | April 13, 2019 | 10 a.m. | Old Main Hill

Tour Logan, Utah and practice on-location sketching techniques with Jim Richards. Please bring a waterbottle, weather appropriate clothing and a backpack on the walk. Needed sketching materials are outlined below. All workshop participants are invited and encouraged to attend this Saturday morning event.

Registration Costs 


General Public

$45 prior to April 5, 2019;
$55 after April 5, 2019


LAEP Alumni

$35 prior to April 5, 2019;
$45 after April 5, 2019



Non-LAEP Students

$25 prior to April 5, 2019;
$35 after April 5, 2019 


LAEP Students, Faculty & Advancement Board Members


Included in this fee is the opportunity to attend the workshop for ASLA Continuing Education credit. Register below to participate. 

Learn more about Jim Richards work and life at |

Name and E-mail (Required):
Attending Fri/Sat/Both (req'd)

Needed Workshop Materials - Friday

Prismacolor colored pencils
Light Peach, Cream, Lavender, Aquamarine, True Blue, White, Grass Green, Dark Green, Yellow Ochre, Spring Green, Olive Green, Warm Gray 70%, Burnt Ochre, Terra Cotta, Carmine Red

Black felt-tip pens

Pilot Fineliners (preferred) OR Faber Castell PITT artist pens, OR Pigma MICRON in .5 and .8 nib widths, Pentel Sign Pens, Sharpie fine point marker

#2 Pencils with eraser

White eraser (Magic Rub)

Kneaded eraser

Needed Sketchwalk Materials - Saturday

Sketchbook—size/format per personal preference

Sketching pencils and ink pens (felt tip or fountain pens)

PITT Artist’s Brush Pen in black or similar

A range of colored pencils


For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Katie Stringham at or (435) 797-0500.