River Park Dog Off Leash

What a beautiful fall day.  Not a breeze, clear blue sky.  There were 9 of us, one new member.  Some of us found a safe haven from the throng of dogs by sitting on the other side of the off leash fence, others found the dogs added to their sketching experience 😉 Coffee was enjoyed afterwards at Monograms.

Next week’s sketch: Sketch Crawl East Village 11 – 2. To start, we will all meet at bottom of stairs on the east side of the Central Library, then meet up again at 2:00  at the river-facing entrance of the Simmons Building, 618 Confluence Way SE.  It  was discussed we may just sketch the upside down church at 7 AV NE & 5 ST NE.  To be decided when we meet.   In case of inclement weather, meet at Lukes, second level inside the Central Library.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.20191012_134416RiverPark1

Saddledome North Entrance


If it was not for the wind, it would have been a perfect autumn day.  Seven of us, two new, attended.  Afterwards we enjoyed a coffee a Rosso’s on 11 Ave.  It will be a future indoor sketching venue with its charming interior, and a great view of the Biscuit Block building across the street.

Next week’s event is at River Park Dog Off Leash Area. Forecast is for +8, sunny with some cloudy periods.  If it is not wet, we will meet at the park.  If cool we can sketch for an hour or so, then move to Monogram Coffee to finish our sketches or sketch the interior/people.

On October 26 we have been given the opportunity to promote our club and sketch at the same time at Kensington Art Supply.  We will have an area/table(s) where we will display our sketch books and sketching kits from 11 – 2.  You are encouraged to bring yours to display.   You can choose either to help behind the table to promote our club and answer questions, or you can sketch around the store so those interested can see what we do.     If you had any sketches up at the library, please bring along so we can display.  Set up will begin at 10:00.  Note: We are still in the planning stage, so if there are changes, you will be notified on this site.  It has not been confirmed, but Kensington may offer sketching materials at a discount.


Market Mall Sketching

First snow day of the season.  Drat!  Six people attended.  While some did 20 minute window sketches together, others adventured out on their own.  Coffee was enjoyed afterwards at Deville.  Could not resist including their pastry packaging.   Rod shared his sketches from his trip overseas.

Announcement: We now have a Facebook Page. Search on Calgary Urban Sketchers.  If there is conflicting information between the main website and Facebook, the main website is the final source.  We would appreciate a post or email if you see an issue.

The next event is Saturday at the Saddledome.  Sketch it before they rip it down.  If weather is wet,  we will meet at Crossroads Market, otherwise be prepared, bring a stool, maybe a thermos of hot coco and bundle up, they are forecasting 6 degrees.


Inglewood Night Market

What a high energy location!  Lots of people, dogs, food trucks, vendors and music.  There were 7 of us,  and 3 were new.  Some sketched in the beer gardens, some found a bench or picnic table with a view.   We further took in the atmosphere with a coffee/water & food afterwards at Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar.

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CPA Lot 7 Sketching

Eight members joined the sketch today.  The weather cooperated quite nicely.  Some stayed in the lot to sketch the back of buildings, others ventured out and sketched in the area.

Next sketch event: Friday, September 13 (5:30-7:30pm) – Inglewood Night Market. Meet at the NW corner of 10 Ave & 11 St SE, then reconvene there again at 7:30.   Weather forecast looks good, but in case of inclement weather, event cancelled.