Challenge: Sketch From Home This Weekend, March 14 – 15

Janice, in a Facebook post, and Lucie, via email,  had a great idea to sketch something from home.  So my challenge to you, since our event is cancelled at Devonian Gardens, is to still take the 2 hours to sketch  plants/flowers or something in your home. When done (or not😉), send to my email on this website, and Sunday/Monday I will post an update like normal on this website.  Deadline to send your image is 4pm Sunday March 15.

Show & Tell Event at Kensington Art Supply

Snow and the event at Kensington Art Supply seem to go hand in hand.  🙂  Despite the weather a good number of people stopped by the table to peruse our sketchbooks and ask questions about our group, events, and what supplies we use and/or recommend.    Welcome to all that have joined our group after your visit, hope to see you at an event real soon.

OneWeek 100 People challenge starts tomorrow March 9 – 13.  More info at this link

Next week we will be sketching at Devonian Gardens, CORE Shopping Centre, 4th floor, 333 7 Avenue SW on SUNDAY, from NOON to 2:00Meet near the playground.


March 7 Sketching Event – Kensington Art Supply


Next week’s sketching event is at Kensington Art Supply.  We have been invited back for a second time after our very successful show & tell event last October. This is a great opportunity for our members to promote the club, answer questions, share our sketches & techniques, and network with other members, while fitting in some on site sketching if you feel inspired. Kensington Art has a great selection of urban sketching materials so make sure you save some time to look around. We will have an area at the back of the store with a table where we will display our sketch books, tools of the trade and favorite urban sketching books as well as a few easels for our foam core sketches which were recently on display at the Judith Umbach Library.

Members: You can answer questions at the table and/or sketch in the store.  Please bring some of your sketches/sketchbooks for display in addition to the one you plan to sketch in. Also bring your kit to display if you are not sketching. If you are sketching in the store be prepared to have the public watch you sketch, and to answer questions they may have. Bring your stool; you can sketch anywhere in the store.  If you have sketches on foam core that were not displayed these past two months at the library, bring them along for the public to see. These will be displayed on easels.  Come around 10 am to help set up or get your sketching area set up. Even if you can’t join us for the whole event, stop in and say hello. Last year we went to the diner next door for lunch/coffee afterwards.

For those who are curious, or members who are a bit shy:  Come down and check us out and ask any of those burning questions.  New members always welcome.  See our members sketching around the store, or dive right in, and start sketching yourself.

Thanks to Deb for help writing this post.

Sketching the Winter Garden

Soooo much talent in this group!  I am in awe at how everyone was able to simplify such a complex subject.  The Amber, Blue and Green Chandeliers by Dale Chihuly (2010) are so beautiful, a wonder to look at.  Such a treat to be able to admire them for 2 hours without the regular buzz of the +15.  It was so quiet, shhhhhh……

Next weeks sketch is back at the Central Library (11am-1pm).  Maybe as a group we can sketch the construction cranes from library windows as a common theme.  Meet at Luke’s on the second level of the first floor at start and end of sketch.