Saturdays sketching event will be held in Sandy and Rod’s Condo Common Room from 11:00 to 15:00 hours. Please arrive as close to 11:00 as you can as Rod will be waiting at the door to let you in.
Address: 1108 6 Ave SW
Bldg entrance on both 5th and 6th Ave.
Buzzer # 900
On Saturday there is free street parking on south side of 4th, 5th, and 6th Ave. Also on 10th St between 5th and 6th. (Purple lines on map)
They do have a visitor underground parkade, entrance west side of 10th St. (Blue T on map).
Remember to bring a snack to share.
Thirteen people sketched various locations from the Hyatt Lobby, to various sculptures, to views from +15’s. There was a great buzz at our get together afterwards. Rod announced we have another opportunity to display our work at the Riley Library in January or February. He will post more information in the near future.
Next week we will meet in Sandy and Rod’s condo common room, details to follow on this website and our Facebook page. Use this time to sit with your fellow sketchers and finish those sketches you have been meaning to get to, or sketch people in the room. Rod has offered to give a short workshop on Perspective, and Janice has offered to give a short workshop on Fountain Pens. Please bring a snack to share. I understand access to the building is tricky, so try and be on time so Rod does not have to man the door longer than necessary. Note the time is 11:00 to 15:00 hours, you can leave at anytime.
The group was sketching from their cars this past weekend. Below is my sketch of the Stanley Jones School, drawn on Nov 23 and I just finished applying watercolour today. It’s an extended landscape, 5-1/2 x 16 inches.
Hope you like, Jim.
Eight sketchers took on the challenge, and feedback was positive. Sketching trains and/or industrial areas were common themes for future sketches from our vehicles. Always open to sketching ideas, inside and out.
For next week’s sketch we will meet just outside the Glenbow Museum entrance, where all the colorful furniture is. From there you can sketch the furniture, The Painters sculpture, or visit the area +15’s for views of either 9 Ave or Stephen Avenue, or various sculptures scattered about.
Thirteen people sketched store fronts, people, and/or outside buildings that were visible from inside windows/doors. The core group is getting bigger, great to see 🙂
Next weeks sketch is at the Central Library from 11:00 to 13:00 on Saturday. Meet at Luke’s, inside the library, on the first level (top of first set of wooden stairs), from there sketch anywhere you want in the library. This location will be part of our winter rotation, which means we will be coming back to this spot a few more times until it warms up again.
Sorry Rhonda and Rob for cutting you off 😦
Sketch from yesterday of a reproduction of Fort Calgary’s hospital ward. The wooden crutches were irresistible. Pen and watercolour on a 5-1/2 by 8 inch sketchbook.
Ten sketchers showed up at Fort Calgary for LoveYYC Day. Weather was good, but we sketched inside the museum section for some scenes of early Calgary. Then we gathered for coffee and some eats.