Our Sister City has posted their fabulous Public Art sketches. Check it out! Great write ups, may have to up my game 😁
April 17 11:30 – 2:00
Description: Taking a cue from the childhood game, we’ll narrow down what to sketch in the community of Ramsay.
You have three options:
I Spy My Little Eye on something red or orange, and/or
I Spy My Little Eye on something round, elliptical or curved, and/or
I Spy My Little Eye on something that starts with the letter K, L, M, or N.
😊Kudos to you if you can combine two or all three criteria😊
Meet: Start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier if you wish. Plan to meet up at 2:00 to share sketches, and for a quick photo-op in the Rosso Coffee Roasters parking lot at 15 – 803 24 AV SE. If more than 10 people arrive, we will break into two groups, well distanced from each other.
If you are not comfortable meeting, then you are welcome to go during the week. Send your sketch to Belinda Ramscar by noon Apr 18. Email address listed on our web page, . jpg format preferred. Or post on our Facebook Page and I will grab it.
Do not 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
Thanks to everyone who sent me a photo of their sketch, whether it was from this week or from the past.
Next outing is April 17. As you have probably heard the libraries are closed again 😢 A suggestion sent to me was to keep the I Spy theme but sketch from your vehicle. More info will be posted here and on our Facebook page today.
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Just in time for the announcement that the libraries are closing once again New location will be posted for April 17.
April 5 – April 11 noon
For those new to this event, the week leading up to the second Saturday, thru the winter, Calgary USk’s are going to be collaborating with the Edmonton USk’s by sketching the same theme.
You can sketch any time you get time, up to and including April 10. You can even submit a sketch done from the past.
The weather forecast is not looking so good for April 10, so we will not meet as a group. The weather looks fab for some days this week, so take advantage! I am hoping you will take this opportunity to showcase art in your neighbourhood, which may in turn be a location we can all meet in the future.
🎨Stick to the theme. If not possible see bullet 4.
🎨You have all week to sketch. Submit your theme sketch to Belinda.Ramscar@shaw.ca by noon April 11 (.jpg format preferred). I can also grab your sketch from Facebook.
🎨Capture from direct observation. Not from an image or photo. Even though the rules are being unofficially relaxed, I encourage you to sketch from direct observation. If you can’t, please mark your sketch with NOT USK or FROM PHOT
🎨Of course you don’t have to follow the theme, just sketch something. anything and submit it.
Received images will be posted on our CalgaryUSk’s website, as per normal. It would be great if you also posted your sketches on the Calgary USk Facebook page. This can be done anytime, and hoping this will inspire others to participate.
𝑰𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒔 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒉𝒔, 𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔.
Note: You are welcome to sketch each theme through the month, and again, it would be great if you posted them on our Facebook page and/or website.
Looking forward to seeing your sketches!!!!
W🌞W, another great spring day.
Eight sketchers came out to explore the community of Tuxedo Park today. Many commented that it would be a good one to come back to. It is interesting exploring our older communities and sketching the history! It was brought to my attention by Pam L that the Tuxedo Park Bungalow School is set for demolition due to the Green Line construction. You may want to put it in your schedule to sketch. I could not find any info as to when this this happening, but the building is empty and boarded up. https://calgaryheritage.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Tuxedo-Park-School-Fact-Sheet.pdf
I will be working on the April Sketchule in the coming days, and it will be posted in the coming weeks by Jeff D. First event will be our Virtual Sketch with our Sister City during the week of April 10, theme yet to be announced. Good news, Erin J has gotten us free access to the Elm tree at Stampede Park, watch for this sketching event near the end of April.
March 27 11:30 – 14:00
Description: Join us in exploring the community of Tuxedo Park! https://www.heritageinspiresyyc.org/…/communities…/
Established in 1911, this neighbourhood straddles Centre Street north, providing ample sketching subject matter. In particular, there are lots of vantage points of Balmoral School and Balmoral Bungalow School to be had, as well as the Balmoral workers cottages. Or maybe you will just find an interesting alley or streetscape. Here are some more specific ideas.
1. View of Balmoral School Clock Tower from 17 AV NW, between 4 ST & 2 ST NW. Found info the clock was never installed as it was designed and built in England and shipped on the Titanic….not sure if this is a true story or not. 17 AV has permit parking, so be mindful of where you park.
2. Balmoral Bungalow School (1913) on the corner of 18 AV NW & 1 ST NW https://www.calgary.ca/…/discover-historic-calgary…
3. Side and front views of Balmoral School (1913) from surrounding streets and possible school parking lot. This is the large sandstone building.
4. Older homes in the area or the Balmoral Workers Cottages https://www.calgary.ca/…/discover-historic-calgary…
Meet: Start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier if you wish. Plan to meet up at 𝟮:𝟭𝟱 to share sketches, and for a quick photo-op in the Balmoral School parking lot (220 18 Ave NW). If more than 10 people arrive, we will break into two groups, well distanced from each other.
If you are not comfortable meeting then you are welcome to go during the week. Send your sketch to Belinda Ramscar by noon Mar 28. Email address listed on our web page, . jpg format preferred. Or post on our Facebook Page and I will grab it.
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.
Do check out our Sister City website to see their amazing sketches and fabulous, informative writings about each historical site.
Is spring really here????? ✨🤞😎🌞
What fabulous weather!!!! To be sketching without a jacket felt soooooo good. Just sketching outside in mid-March was remarkable. Even ran into some fellow sketchers on Friday, and Rod came by on a bike to scope the place out.
Next sketch outing is Saturday, March 27 (11:30am-2pm) – Sketching from your vehicle, Tuxedo Park.