2019 Year End Get Together

Eighteen sketchers enjoyed an afternoon of sketching, conversation and snacking, including our youngest aspiring member, Freddie, at 4 months old.  If he grows up to be an Architect, we know where he got his start 😉  Thank you Sandy for getting us the room, and Rod for manning the door.  Thank you Rod for your mini workshop on Perspective,  and Janice for your mini workshop on Fountain Pens and Inks.  There were a lot of great questions and answers 🙂

Next week we sketch Christmas Trees at The Core.

Note: A sketching event has been added to this month – Dec 21, Livingston Place.

Reminder: Bring  your scanned sketches  with you to give to Rod to display at the Thorncliffe Library in the New Year.  You can get your sketches scanned larger, and mounted on foam core at Staples.  If you have questions, email Rod at his email address on the main page of this web site.

Sketching in Vicinity of Glenbow Museum

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 Thorncliffe 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.




Sketching From Our Vehicles

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.


Sketching Eau Claire

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 😦


Kensington Art Supply Show and Tell

Very successful day.  A good number of interested people dropped by.  Here is hoping we see you at future sketch outings!  A special thank you to Deborah for pulling this together, and thank you to all that answered questions, and sketched around the store.

Next weeks sketch is at Fort Calgary.  Meet in the lobby at 10.  There is a fee to enter, it is half price if you mention #loveyyc at the front desk.  It may be busy, so be prepared to stand in some areas.  Closest coffee shop is Gravity Espresso and Wine Bistro in Inglewood.  If you park in the parkade beneath Atlantic Avenue Art Block (contains Esker Foundation) they have a flat rate of $3 for Saturday parking.  It will save you the walk back to Fort Calgary after coffee, and is $3 less than parking at Fort Calgary.


November – December Sketchule

The schedule has been added for the next two months.  Refer to Events For Sketchers.

During the winter months we will sketch inside unless a Chinook blows in.  Every other week we will rotate between the Central Library and Devonian Gardens, and in between we will sketch at other sights.  We are going to try something new, Sketching From Our Vehicles.  If you are looking for ways to set up your car, look up Urban Sketcher Shari Blaukopf from Montreal.  She sketches from her car a lot in the winter.

We are always open to suggestions as to where and when to sketch.  Just fire an email to me at Belinda.Ramscar@shaw.ca.  It would be nice to sketch outlying areas of the city, maybe there is something sketchable in your community, or a place you drive by regularly.   Also looking for Plus 15 locations open during the weekend.