Meet Our Instructors: Don Colley

don-at-whole-foods-1-18-2014Don graduated with a BFA from the University of Texas, Austin.  His illustrations have appeared in Inc., Playboy, and eCFO magazines, Andante Records and Faber-Castell USA, Inc. catalogs, as well as other publications. He taught drawing at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Don has exhibited regularly since 1983, and he currently shows with Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago.  He tours the country lecturing and presenting demonstrations on behalf of Faber-Castell USA, Inc.  Prior to attending his first Urban Sketchers Symposium in Portland in 2010, Don had kept a regular practice of documenting the urban scene for 30 years.  He has been sketching with USk Chicago since its inception in 2012.

Don specializes in sketching people, architecture, and landscapes in pen, ink, and pigmented markers.  At this year’s seminar, he will be teaching two workshops – Drawing Urban Dwellers, and Creating a Rich Drawing.


See more of Don’s work at


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