Edworthy Park – Entrance off Bowness RD NW

CANCELLED – due to weather

Note Time Change
Time is moved up an hour to catch the warmer part of the day.
And this is a SUNDAY 😉

Description: Sketch the fall colors (fingers crossed) from the north side of the Bow River near Angel’s Cafe, or cross Harry Boothman Bridge to the picnic areas.  Follow the path to the west for some nice treed areas.  Or stop under the bridge and sketch dogs with their humans. 

Feel free to arrive early. There is plenty of parking on both sides of the bridge.  Check out google maps.   https://www.google.ca/maps/search/edworthy+park/@51.0621226,-114.1548104,796m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Here is some info on the park.  Note that we are not meeting at 5050 Spruce Dr SW.  We are at the Northwest end of the park, off Bowness Road NW.   https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/locations/sw-parks/edworthy-park.html

Meet: To start, find a spot and start to sketch. At 2:00 meet near Picnic Site 6, south side of bridge and before the railway tracks.  Maybe we can go for a hot beverage at Angels Cafe afterwards.

Inclement Weather: Event will not be rescheduled.

Don’t Forget Your Mask!!!! Must be worn when we can not maintain the proper social distance, especially when we are meeting at the end for the photo op. Please stay home if you feel unwell, uncomfortable or are exhibiting any symptoms.
https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Sketch Outing: Rocky Ridge YMCA – Outside

What an amazing stretch of weather. I love autumn! 🌞🍁🍂 Calgary and the surrounding area is giving us such a good show. I sure hope you have taken a drive out of the city, 1A to Cochrane is stunning.

15 people (again) joined in the sketch today!!! Welcome Mike!

Next outing is SUNDAY, October October 18 (11:30-2pm) at Edworthy Park. I will post here and on Facebook  with more details. In the meantime see Events for Sketchers tab on this website.

Of note, I have been talking to Marlena with Edmonton USk and we are “sketching” up an idea. A big hint, is they have weekly themes, and it is their choice to go out or stay in to sketch the theme. We are thinking that one day of the month during the winter we will sketch the same theme – sketching together but apart. We also are kicking around the idea of meeting when COVID restrictions are gone. In the summer, of course 😊

Stay well and safe🎨🎨🎨

Rocky Ridge YMCA – Outside

SATURDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 11:30-14:00

Note Time Change
Time is moved up an hour to catch the warmer part of the day.

IMPORTANT: This is an OUTSIDE event.
We do not have permission to sketch inside due to the presence of children.

Description: This area offers a lot of interest. From the building, fusing material and line; wet land area with a walking bridge, skate park, and two pieces of public art – Convergence & Flock.

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/recreation/public-art/rocky-ridge-recreation-facility-public-art-ascend.html

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/recreation/public-art/rocky-ridge-recreation-facility-public-art-flock.html

Google ROCKY RIDGE YMCA and select IMAGES to see what is in the area.

Meet: Find a spot and start to sketch. Meet at 2:00 pm at the south entrance, outside. You will be facing Country Hills BV NW.

Inclement Weather: Event will not be rescheduled unless there is precipitation. If cool, this will be our first sketching from your vehicle event.

Don’t forget your masks!! Must be worn when we can not maintain the proper social distance, especially when we are meeting at the end for the photo op. Please stay home if you feel unwell, uncomfortable or are exhibiting any symptoms.
https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Sketch Outing: Crossroads Market – Outside Vendors

15 sketchers toughed out the smoky and chilly conditions. The wind had a bit of a bite, and it blew at us almost to the very end. We had a mother & daughter join us today. It was good fun to listen to their banter while encouraging each other. And welcome back Bob, so good to see you again.

Wow, what a busy place, the stream of cars never seemed to end. Such a bounty of fresh veggies and fruit. People were walking out with cases, not just bags, but cases!

Note: The sketch outing to Edworthy has been cancelled. Our evenings just are not long and warm enough. I will be moving it to a weekend in October.

October outings will be posted soon.

Keep the ideas coming in for winter sketching, inside and out. Of note, Plus 15 Network is mostly closed due to COVID on the weekends. I called to see they would make an exception for us, no go☹

Stay well and safe! 🎨🎨🎨

Sketch Outside Vendors at Crossroads Market

Saturday, September 19 10:30am-1pm

IMPORTANT: This is an OUTSIDE event.
If the weather is poor we will reschedule to the next weekend, September 26. Crossroads is a busy venue, only enter if you are shopping or plan on eating.

There are a number of vendors set up outside as an extension of the market. Bring your stool and sketch the buzz of fall market activity from the parking lot edge!

Start sketching right away, we will not meet at the start. Meet at 1pm on the grass boulevard along 26 Ave to share sketches.

Location: 1235 26 Ave SE – Parking Lot

Inclement weather: Event will be postponed to September 26 at the same time.

Don’t forget your masks! To be worn when we can not maintain the proper social distance, especially when we are meeting at the end for the photo op.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, uncomfortable or are exhibiting any symptoms.
https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Sketch Outing: St Paul’s Anglican Church – Midnapore

21 sketchers came out to sketch, such a great showing!!! Some were even there before me, which is unheard of. 😀 The weather was perfect, Alberta true blue sky with a few white clouds to add interest to the sketches. We had a mix of mediums -acrylic (I believe), pencil, gauche and watercolor with pen. Such a diverse and talented group. There was an abundance of room to sketch. I believe this location was the noisiest we have ever sketched at. MacLeod Tr traffic, LRT bells, emergency/police sirens, and a guy on a weed wacker created an “urban” sound track for us. Surprisingly above the noise we saw and heard two predator birds screech above us. It is so great to live in a city where nature meets city.

Thanks to Mark C for scouting the site for us 👍, and thanks to Janice for being a prop for our sketches in our photo op😉.

Next sketch outing is sketching the outside vendors/building at Crossroads Market, Saturday, Sept 19. I will post here and on Facebook  with more details. In the meantime see Events for Sketchers tab on this website.

Keep the ideas coming in for winter sketching, inside and out.

Stay well and safe! 🎨🎨🎨

Sketch St Paul’s Anglican Church – Midnapore

Saturday, September 5 10:30am-1pm

Start sketching right away, we will not meet at the start.

Sketch this gem and adjacent grave yard. She was built in 1885 making this the oldest Anglican Church in Calgary. The church is constructed in Carpenter Gothic Style, and declared a provincial historic site in 1977. The Russian Orthodox Church is also just next door.

Thank you Mark Charlton for checking this site out for us back in the spring! Hope to see you there😊.

http://www.historicstpaulsanglicanchurch.ca/ (not secure)

https://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=17906

Location: It is accessible via 146 Ave SE, turning west off Bannister Road SE.

Inclement weather: Event will be postponed to September 12 at the same time.

Don’t forget your masks! To be worn when we can not maintain proper social distancing, especially when we are meeting at the end for the photo op.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, uncomfortable or are exhibiting any symptoms.
https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Sketch Outing: Heritage Park Boat Launch

I counted 15 sketchers! 😀 There was a lot of activity in the area, with plenty of spots to sketch from. Some sketched the reservoir from low, mid and high vantage points, others were in the boat storage area, and some sketched Heritage Park railway station. I love how in the last picture the boat named Snooze Button is next to ASAP. Sounds like life right now. 😏 The weather cooperated for the most part, but at the end it was pretty chilly. Thanks again to Deb D for scouting out this location.

Next sketch outing is St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Midnapore, Saturday, Sept 5. I will post here and on Facebook  with more details. In the meantime see Events for Sketchers tab on this website.

I am looking for ideas for winter sketching, inside and out. Please forward to me either in the comments, or to my email address, which is on the main page, or talk to me at future sketch outings.

Stay well and safe!