Sketching at Rosso Coffee Roasters in Victoria Park

17 people enjoyed a great little spot to sketch the Biscuit Block Building from, and to sketch people.  There was mostly foot traffic so we had the place to ourselves 🙂 And free 4 hour parking on Saturdays, bonus.  Will definitely be returning to this location.

Next week is Crossroads Market.  Note the starting time is 10:00 am, in hoping to beat the crowds.   

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The sketches were hung on the wall with care, In hopes that future Sketchers soon would be there….

Wow, that was much more work than I had anticipated.   Thanks to Project Managers, Master Hangers & Advisers: Deborah & Jim; to Anyway-I-Can-Help Technicians & Apprentice Hangers: Anne, Bob, Chris & Rod; and finally to Security & Adviser: Pam.

The display looks fabulous, and is arranged on 3 different walls.  It will be up until the end of February at Judith Umbach Library.  https://calgarylibrary.ca/your-library/locations/umbach/

 

Request for sketches from Livingston outing

I sent Ron, Assistant Property Manager, Real Estate Services, QuadReal Property Group, my contact at Livingston, an image of our sketches. He responded, “Great to see the finished products. Do you happen to have higher resolution pictures of all the sketches? We would love to circulate this within our company intranet.”
If you are interested, please send me a image of your sketch and any of the shots you took of the grouping to my email address on this web page. 
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Sketching Chinese Cultural Centre from Livingston +15

Great showing for the last event of 2019,  17 sketchers in total, including 2 new, welcome!

Next sketching event will be Jan 11, at Rosso on 11 Av SE – Victoria Park.  2020 January – March schedule will be posted in the coming weeks.

All the best to you and yours this holiday season from the Calgary USK Administrators.  See you in the New Year….a new decade!

Sketching The Core Christmas Trees

Eleven sketchers added to the merry festivities of The Core.  There were 151 Christmas Trees, all decorated in every imaginable way possible, Santa and his helpers, shoppers, happy and screaming children, and proud parents/friends/grandparents, shoppers watching youngsters perform on stage.  Christmas carols surrounded us.  It was a lovely afternoon.

Next week we will meet at the Livingston Building & sketch from their +15, which offers views of the Chinese Cultural Centre.  That will be our last sketch event until Jan 11.

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.

 

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.

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