We are pleased and proud that we are now an authorized chapter of urbansketchers.org, the international organization of the tens of thousands of urban sketchers across the globe.

 Keep sketching and be sure to direct the urban sketchers you know to visit this site and ask to join our group. Upon approval they will be able to post their work, as long as they adhere to the Urban Sketchers Manifesto which is posted on the right side of this site.

Schedule Updates and Cancellations

The meetups for October have now been added to our Events for Sketchers page, so please check them out and be sure to update your calendar! We’re switching to Saturdays now as the season cools down; it’s getting too cold (and soon to be dark) to comfortably sketch in the evenings, unfortunately.

On a related note, sadly tonight’s planned sketch at the Wolfe and the Sparrows statue in Inglewood is being preemptively cancelled due to the cold and rain in the forecast. See you next Saturday instead!

Inglewood Night Market

What a high energy location!  Lots of people, dogs, food trucks, vendors and music.  There were 7 of us,  and 3 were new.  Some sketched in the beer gardens, some found a bench or picnic table with a view.   We further took in the atmosphere with a coffee/water & food afterwards at Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar.

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Sketches from a Baltic Cruise

Hi Everyone!  I am back home in Calgary after a wonderful time in Europe including a cruise to the Baltic cities of Skagen, Tallinn, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Stockholm and Copenhagen. The old town centres are wonderfully rich in history and architecture and became my sketching destination in each port..

Skaagen is a small town on the northern most tip of Denmark where the waves of  Baltic and the North Sea meet and intersect.. The traditional house has red brick, white trim and tile roof.


Tallinn in Estonia has a delightful market square full of stalls, crowds and music. The 700 year old town hall with its soaring tower caught my eye and became the subject of my sketch.AC4C11B7-3724-4B83-8805-426267AAA876

The railway station in Helsinki had an enormous pair of guardians flanking the entrance. 3DF2C59E-AF55-4F50-9D19-24EB7F0D6A07

Coffee, pastry and a sketchbook go well together anywhere in the world.D5C69535-5519-4EBF-879F-52D3E88FDE0D

We walked our feet off in Copenhagen. This sketch was taken from a bench on the canal, not with a Carlsberg but instead a very good coffee from the local 7/11.290B2EE3-E2E0-416A-92E1-3E6C2432119C

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


CPA Lot 7 Sketching

Eight members joined the sketch today.  The weather cooperated quite nicely.  Some stayed in the lot to sketch the back of buildings, others ventured out and sketched in the area.

Next sketch event: Friday, September 13 (5:30-7:30pm) – Inglewood Night Market. Meet at the NW corner of 10 Ave & 11 St SE, then reconvene there again at 7:30.   Weather forecast looks good, but in case of inclement weather, event cancelled.



September Schedule Posted!

The sketching meetups for next month are now up on our Events for Sketchers page, so check them out and mark your calendars! We have some great meetups planned, including a reattempt at the iconic Chicken On The Way in Kensington, which was a disappointment to be rained out on back in June. Looking forward to trying some low-light sketching at the Inglewood Night Market, a trip back to the Stephen Avenue back alley (see some of the great views from last summer in Peter’s and Suma’s posts) some new public art in Inglewood and a recently reopened fixture of Edworthy Park!

Hope to see everyone soon, and stay posted for October’s schedule as we transition into the cooler months in Calgary.