Kensington Art Supply Show and Tell

Very successful day.  A good number of interested people dropped by.  Here is hoping we see you at future sketch outings!  A special thank you to Deborah for pulling this together, and thank you to all that answered questions, and sketched around the store.

Next weeks sketch is at Fort Calgary.  Meet in the lobby at 10.  There is a fee to enter, it is half price if you mention #loveyyc at the front desk.  It may be busy, so be prepared to stand in some areas.  Closest coffee shop is Gravity Espresso and Wine Bistro in Inglewood.  If you park in the parkade beneath Atlantic Avenue Art Block (contains Esker Foundation) they have a flat rate of $3 for Saturday parking.  It will save you the walk back to Fort Calgary after coffee, and is $3 less than parking at Fort Calgary.


November – December Sketchule

The schedule has been added for the next two months.  Refer to Events For Sketchers.

During the winter months we will sketch inside unless a Chinook blows in.  Every other week we will rotate between the Central Library and Devonian Gardens, and in between we will sketch at other sights.  We are going to try something new, Sketching From Our Vehicles.  If you are looking for ways to set up your car, look up Urban Sketcher Shari Blaukopf from Montreal.  She sketches from her car a lot in the winter.

We are always open to suggestions as to where and when to sketch.  Just fire an email to me at  It would be nice to sketch outlying areas of the city, maybe there is something sketchable in your community, or a place you drive by regularly.   Also looking for Plus 15 locations open during the weekend.

East Village Sketch Crawl

Well that will be our last day sketching outside unless we get a chinook blowing through.

It is with great sadness that one of the places we were going to sketch was The Sanders Residence.  A 1901 house that was scheduled for demolition.  It was a pile of bricks when we arrived.

11 people attended.  Some sketched as a group and concentrated on the upside down church (Device to Root Out Evil) and enjoyed time at Good Earth to warm up.  Others worked their way thru the area creating several sketches.

This Saturday is at Kensington Art Supply store.  10:00 to 2:00  Please refer to the Oct 6 & Oct 14 posts if you need more info.


Demo & Sketching at Kensington Art Supply on Oct 26 11 – 2 pm

Kensington Art Supply has posted our event on their web site.

Members: You have the option to either answer questions at the table(s) or while sketching around the store.  Bring extra sketchbooks to share and your kits to display.  If you had prints at the library, bring them along.  Come around 10 am to help set up or get set up.

Those who are curious, or members who are a bit shy:  Come down and check us out and ask any of those burning questions.  New members always welcome.  See our members sketching around the store, or dive right in and start sketching.