Pack up a sack lunch, a blanket, art supplies, sunblock, and snacks and enjoy an hour of Urban Sketching twice a month. We will meet at locations like the Sunken Gardens, the Haymarket, Tower Square, Pioneer Park and more to draw our surroundings!


All artists will receive a:

Travel Sized Sketchbook
Travel Set of Watercolors
2 Sharpies


The goal is to have your child’s sketchbook filled by the time school starts. They will get a drawing challenge each week to complete in their sketch book.

 The Urban Sketch Social App

Your artist will be a part of an invite-only community of young artists. The app allows them to message new friends, share art, and make new life-long friendships.

The Art Gang App has:
– Calendar with all important dates and locations
– Reminders before each event
– Weekly drawing challenges
– A place to post their art and message new friends

A Safe Place to Grow

“My daughter had a great time getting to know the other girls and realizing that they were all in the same boat. Sharing something as personal as your art can feel threatening, but Jen treats the girls like they are her equals. She’s encouraging and gives the girls a sense of security.”

— Melissa Michaud, mother of 13 year old artist

The Art Gang is up her alley!

Not only does she get to try new techniques with art but she is learning to be confident in her own art and that making mistakes is okay! She’s also gaining amazing social-emotional skills as she problem solves and is starting to come out of her shell more and more as the classes go on!

— Kelsy, mother of 8 year old artist

Super fun!

My daughter is loving being creative, meeting new people and learning so much…all at the same time! Thank you for inspiring kids to be brave and follow their hearts! ♥️🌈♥️

— Lisa, mother of 10 year old artist

Mistakes are Beautiful!

She has really taken to the whole “mistakes are beautiful” idea, especially when it comes to art, but I think also as a mantra for life in general as well. It’s also a fun space where she doesn’t feel like she has to earn a specific grade, unlike art class at school.

— Lorraine, mother of 8 year old artist

This whole idea is so great!

She seems to be up to taking a little more risk and branching out to people that she may not have before.

— Charlene, mother of 13 year old artist

Building confidence. Socialize. Have fun.
Lincoln Kids Urban Sketch Club

  • We will meet over lunch, twice a month at 7 locations around Lincoln
  • Includes Art Kit ($40 value)
  • Weekly Urban Sketching prompts
  • Access to share work and message another artist on Art App
  • We welcome both girls and boys from 7-14 (parents can sketch too)
  • Pack your art kit, a blanket to sit on, sack lunch, sunscreen & bug spray.

The Meet-up

Friday May 27th, Kick-off Party 11:30-12:30 Tierra Park

Wed. June 1, 11:30-12:30, Sunken Gardens

Thurs. June 16, 11:30-12:30, Tower Square, Downtown

Thurs. June 30, 11:30-12:30, Pioneer Park Nature Center

Thurs. July 14, 11:30-12:30, Cooper YMCA Lake

Thurs.  July 28, 11:30-12:30, Downtown Train Station

Wed. August 10, 11:30-12:30, Outside of Morrill Hall, UNL State Museum

This package also comes with a
Starter Art Kit

Art Kit Contains:

  • Watercolor Sketchbook
  • Travel watercolors
  • 2 Sharpies
  • Urban Sketch Club T-shirt

Art kits will be delivered before the first meet-up on May 27th.

Not in Lincoln?
Remote Urban Sketch Club

  • If you can’t join us in person, you can still be a part of the club
  • You will get the Starter Art Kit ($40 value)
  • Work independently with weekly Urban Sketching prompts
  • Access to Art App where your child can share work and message another artists

That is why I created the Art Gang.
It’s an art club that:

❤️ Teaches them it’s ok to mess up
❤️ Helps with socialization skills
❤️ Boosts self-esteem
❤️ Fuels the imagination
❤️ Encourages problem-solving skills

The Urban Sketch Club will empower your child to believe in themselves.

We will visit a variety of urban sketching locations around Lincoln, Ne, and as well as your child will be given weekly prompts that have the underlying goal to fill their sketchbook by the end of summer and increase their creative thinking skills.