Sketching Event: The Colonel Walker House at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Oct 23, Saturday
11:00 – 13:30, Photo Op 13:35
2425 9 Ave SE

In 1910 the brick house was built by Colonel James Walker, one of the most influential civic figures during Calgaryโ€™s early years. He lived in the house for over 25 years. It is located on 0.98 hectares of land backing onto a lagoon on the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. For some on you who have been sketching with us for a while, this was one of the first places we sketched.

Park in the large parking area at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (end of 9th Av) and walk on the path behind the sanctuary, in the natural area, to get to the house. It is a little bit of a jaunt. The weather is looking promising, catch a sunbeam and all should be good. ๐ŸŒž

You may also choose to sketch something in nature, or there may be a train parked near the parking lot. This is a beautiful park, enjoy! Bring your camera if you are into birding.

Meeting Place:  Find a spot and start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier.  Plan to meet at the house at 13:35. 

Inclement Weather:ย Event will be cancelled.

Please, mask required at photo op.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, or exhibiting any COVID symptoms. As per new COVID restrictions, keep 2 meters between you and fellow sketchers, and if you canโ€™t, wear your mask.

https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

Sketch Outing: Explore the east end of 10 Ave SE

๐Ÿ‚17 sketchers took in the beautiful fall day๐Ÿ‚
Welcome to the new sketchers!

I get the honor to post your sketches, and as I post I get to really look at your work. This was one of our most challenging sketch outings. There was so much…….so much detail, so many lines and in all directions, you could pick a close up or expanded view, and some views even moved. But you guys stood up to the challenge, and your work is just simply amazing. To think these sketches are produced in a 2 hour time frame.

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Next sketch outing is September 25 at Baker Park. Your hosts will be Jim G and Rod Z. Hopefully the colors are out for you.

Sketching Event: Explore Fort Calgary

October 9, Saturday
11:00 to 13:30, Photo Op 13:35
750 9 Ave SE

๐ŸŽจThis is an outside event!๐ŸŽจ

As per the Fort Calgary website, “The confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers has been a historical and cultural gathering place for time immemorial. From its origins as Mohkinsstsis (Blackfoot), Wรฎchรฎspa (Nakoda), and Gutsโ€™istsโ€™i (Tsuutโ€™ina), to its more recent history, Fort Calgary has a complex story to tell.” Within this 12 acre area there is alot to sketch๐Ÿ˜Š Ideas include,ย public artย calledย Markingย by Jill Anhott (she has a number of installations in Calgary), theย Deane Houseย (1906) &ย Hunt Houseย (1881),ย Fort Calgary itself, community gardens, and various pieces of other public art.ย 

Meeting Place:ย  Find a spot and start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier.ย ย Plan to meet in the area shown in the above map at 13:35. There is a monument in that location.

Inclement Weather: Event will be cancelled.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, or exhibiting any COVID symptoms. As per new COVID restrictions, keep 2 meters between you and fellow sketchers, and if you can’t, wear your mask. Mask will be required during Photo Op.

https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

Sketch Outing: Cochrane Classic Car Clubโ€™s Fall Colours Show โ€˜N Shine

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘7 sketchers took in the show!!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

The first half was in the rain, the second half in the much desired warmth of the sun. Watching owners wipe down their cars after the rain truly demonstrated their love for their cars. We all had an idea of which car we wanted in our driveway ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿš—

Next sketch outing is September 18 – 10 AV SE; between Macleod Tr & Olympic Way/4 St SE.

Sketching Event: Autumn Colours at Baker Park

September 25, Saturday
11:00 to 13:30, Photo Op 13:35
9333 Scenic Bow Rd NW

Parking off of Scenic Bow Rd, X = Meeting Area at 13:35

Your hosts for this event will be Rod Z & Jim G. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Description: Baker Park is the site of the former Baker Centre Tuberculosis Institution, and was developed as a riverside family recreation park.โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹
Sketch along the Bow River looking across to the trees of Bowness Park, or within Baker Park with a bear sculpture in your sketch. Some other park features include grass amphitheater, promenades, archways, arbour, bear sculptures and water feature.

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Meeting Place:  Find a spot and start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier.  Plan to meet up north of the grass amphitheatre, see red x on the map above at 13:35.

Inclement Weather: Event will be cancelled.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, or exhibiting any COVID symptoms. As per new COVID restrictions, keep 2 meters between you and fellow sketchers, and if you canโ€™t, wear your mask. Mask will be required during Photo Op.

https://www.alberta.ca/covid-19-public-health-actions.aspx

Sketching Event: Explore the east end of 10 Ave SE

September 18, Saturday
11:00 – 13:30, Photo Op 13:35
10 Av SE, between Olympic Way/4 St SE & Macleod Trail Southbound

Description: There are so many great sketching opportunities along 10 Ave SE, between Olympic Way/4 St SE & Macleod Trail Southbound. These include but are not limited to: the Enmax Electric Substation, a unique view of the Telus Sky, the Van Gogh Monumental Statue, the south side of 9th Ave with views of the National Music Centre and the new Platform Parkade. The area to me has a bit of a gritty feel.

Best part though is Village Ice Cream is right there too!!
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As per Impark website, Lot #161 is $5 on weekends. There is free on street (2 hr & 4 hr) parking on 10 Ave. Platform Parkade on 9th is $4 on weekends.

Meeting Place:ย  Find a spot and start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier.ย  Plan to meet up at the cul de sac at the east end of 10 Ave SE at 13:35.

Inclement Weather: Event will be cancelled.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, exhibiting any COVID symptoms, or are uncomfortable meeting in a group where some may or may not be wearing a mask.

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx

Outing Sketches: McDougall Centre โ€“ Provincial Government Building

What a beautiful night, great company, great weather, and a pretty great building!!! 11 sketchers came out to sketch this 1907, three-storey sandstone building. We will have to visit again so we can sketch the front when there is no construction. Welcome to Galina.

This SUNDAY, Sept 12, we are sketching classic cars in Cochrane.

The Collection

Sketching Event: Cochrane Classic Car Clubโ€™s Fall Colours Show โ€˜N Shine

September 12, Sunday
11:00 – 13:30 Photo Op 13:45
Cochrane, Historic Downtown

X=Centennial Plaza, O=Meeting Place-grassed area across fr Coffee Traders, E=Lions Event Centre

I have a feeling that street parking in & around historic downtown Cochrane will be prime, so you may have to drive around a bit, and you may find yourself walking for a bit, but nothing is far away. All parking is free in Cochrane.

Entering from NW Calgary, west on Crowchild Tr/Bow VAlley Trail (1A Hwy): There is construction at the bottom of the Cochrane 1A hill, so you may find yourself stuck in traffic. The traffic moves pretty good, you will not be there very long. When you get to the bottom, stay in the thru lane, avoid the first left at the first lights. I would suggest going left on 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th Ave to get near Historic Downtown.

Entering from Hwy 22: At the intersection of Hwy 22 & Bow Valley Trail (Hwy 1A) turn right (east) onto Hwy 1A. Two options from here. One, stay on Hwy 1A and going left on 5th, 4th, 3rd or 2nd Ave to get near Historic Downtown. Two, at the Y after the Cochrane Ranch, vere right directly onto 1 ST W.

Description: Historic Downtown Cochrane will be packed with everything from vintage cars from the 1920s to todayโ€™s specialty vehicles. In 2019 the show attracted over 250 cars on a rainy day, andย this yearย they are hoping for 300 to 400 cars. So start practicing sketching cars. For inspiration Google Paul Heaston, who does a great job on sketching cars in ink.ย 

A bonus is the Cochrane Cultural Days are on. Of interest , there is an Art Show in the Lions Club Event Centre, which is across for the Starbucks on 5th Ave . I marked as an “E” on the above map. Thank you Audrey A for bringing to to my attention.

Meeting Place:ย  Find a spot and start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier.ย Plan to meet up on the grass area across the street from Cochrane Coffee Traders on 2nd Ave at 13:45.

Inclement Weather: Event will be cancelled.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, exhibiting any COVID symptoms, or are uncomfortable meeting in a group where some may or may not be wearing a mask.

https://www.alberta.ca/coronavirus-info-for-albertans.aspx