Sketching Event: Midweek – Beaulieu Gardens at the Lougheed House

August 11 (Wed evening)
18:00 – 20:00, Photo Op 20:15

Note: The gardens are on the entire property, not just in the southeast corner as marked by Google Maps. Red “P” = Parking, and I believe it is free.

Reminder: Be sure to check the Events for Sketchers tab on this website for updates.

We have not had a midweek sketch yet this year. I also have mid week sketches planned for September & October.

I had originally planned to have this event at the McDougall Centre, but due to the recent protests at this location, this event has been moved to the Beaulieu Gardens at the Lougheed House 707 13 Ave SW.  

Description:  Amazing enough the house and gardens cover an area of 2.8 acres. To have this in our inner city is fabulous. The Lougheed House, as per the City of Calgary website, ” was christened with the regal name “Beaulieu” or “Beautiful Place” and was a powerful symbol of the Lougheed’s growing prestige and influence. By the early 1900s, the 2.8-acre estate included the residence, carriage house and stable, as well as a formal garden with swan sculpture fountain.”

Meeting Place: We will meet at the bottom of the stairs on the east side of the house at 20:15 for the photo op and share.

https://lougheedhouse.com/beaulieu-gardens/

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/locations/downtown-parks/beaulieu-gardens.html

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/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Outing Sketches: 2nd Annual Road Trip-Millarville Church

I have a new appreciation for teachers, and that is counting people in a group and remembering that number. 😁 15 sketchers made the road trip!!! We were blessed with a cool day and less smokey skies. 🎁

⭐⭐⭐Thanks again Norm for the suggestion, a great day was had by all, and many commented on what a great sketch location. You too can be a star, all suggestions are most welcome, please. ⭐⭐⭐

The next two sketch outings are, a midweek sketch this Wed, Aug 11, Beaulieu Gardens at the Lougheed House; and then Saturday, Aug 21 at Elbow Island Park: The Wandering Island.

Sketching Event: 2nd Annual Road Trip-Millarville Church

August 7
11:00 – 13:30 Photo Op 13:45

🎨Special thanks to Norm LeBlanc for suggesting this place and getting us permission to sketch here.🎨

Note: There is a slim chance we may have to move the event if the church has to hold a last minute event. If that happens we will just sketch at the market. ONLY if that happens, I will post the change.

😊I would like to take this opportunity to reach out to the missing regular old guard – I would love it if you could attend. Jeff D, Theuna N, Bob D, Rhonda E, Mark C, Jo M. to name a few. It would be such a gift to see you.😊

Description: Situated off the scenic Highway 549, the Millarville Christ Church is a vertical log church built in 1896. This is an outside event, but we also have permission to sketch inside the church. We are asked to keep the inside group small, and leave the space clean.

You may want to check out the Millarville Market to shop πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ prior to the sketch event, or even to sketch. If you decide to stay, and can’t make the meet up at the church, send pictures of your sketch to me by noon Sunday, Aug 8. The market hours are 9:00 to 14:00.

https://foothillstourism.com/event/millarville-farmers-market-1
https://meotaparish.com/christ-church-1

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/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Outing Sketches: Ralph Klein Park

Despite the smoke, 9 sketchers made the adventure to Ralph Klein Park. πŸ‘ This location at one time was one of our sketcher’s (Tanya) office….imagine to work in such beauty! 😊 Great to see sketchers getting in more than one sketch per session.

Next sketch outing is Aug 7 at the Millarville Church. This will be our second annual road trip. πŸš— Note: If there is a last minute event at the church, our event will be moved to the Millarville Market instead.

Have a great August long weekend.

Sketching Event: Ralph Klein Park

July 24
10:30 – 13:00 Photo Op 13:15

Description: Shepard Wetland at Ralph Klein Park functions as both a stormwater storage facility and a treatment wetland that naturally filters stormwater, improving the quality of stormwater before it is discharged south to the Bow River. At 156 hectares (385 acres), it is the largest constructed stormwater treatment wetland in Canada. The grounds themselves have a picnic area, a community orchard that boasts five varieties of pear trees and eight varieties of apple trees, and public art, titled Hawk Hill Calgary Sentinels, by Beverly Pepper. This artwork sits on a hill and whistles when the wind blows through.

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Ralph+Klein+Park+%26+Environmental+Education+Centre/@50.9380852,-113.9059317,759m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x5371785111047ddf:0xcc75e732dac60d0c!8m2!3d50.9390245!4d-113.9064059?hl=en

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/locations/se-parks/ralph-klein-park.html

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/parks/locations/walking-tours/ralph-klein-park-self-guided-walk.html

https://www.calgary.ca/csps/recreation/public-art/hawk-hill-calgary-sentinels-public-artwork.html

Meet: Find a spot and start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier. Plan to meet up at 13:15 at the bottom of the hill that the Hawk Hill Calgary Sentinels stand – south west side.

Inclement Weather: Event will be rescheduled to the following weekend.

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

https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx

Outing Sketches: Prince’s Island Park

It was a hot one today for sure. 🌞🌞🌞
Shade and a breeze made it tolerable. It always amazes me how one area can offer so many sketching opportunities. 6 sketchers attended today.

Next sketch outing is July 11, SUNDAY, at the Botanical Gardens of Spring Gardens.

Sorry the image is not better, but aren’t these the cutest geese ever. Pam totally caught their personalities. They are on the bottom of her sketch.

Wait up!!!!

Sketching Event: Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs

Cancelled due to smoke advisory!

Rod Z and Sandy O will be your hosts.

Description: The Botanical Gardens of Silver Springs cover several acres of land. It started out as a 400 square foot ornamental garden within the existing BirthPlace Forest. Volunteers have tirelessly turned this area into a beautiful garden. There are over fourteen individual gardens each displaying unique features, all accessible by mulch paths. If you love to paint flowers, this is your spot.

Note it is also a dog off leash area. Expect extra attention and possibly a nose painting added to your sketch by a friendly canine.

Find a spot and start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier. Plan to meet up at 13:15 east side of parking lots, north end of the Border Garden. (Near the entrance to the Botanical Gardens.) See Garden Directory tab in website below.

https://www.bgss.ca/

If you are not comfortable meeting, then you are welcome to go during the week. Send your sketch to Rod Z by noon July 19. Email address listed on our web page, . jpg format preferred.

π‘°π’π’„π’π’†π’Žπ’†π’π’• 𝑾𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓: Event will be rescheduled to the following weekend.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, uncomfortable, or are exhibiting any symptoms. https://www.alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities.aspx


Don’t forget to bring your mask! See link to Public Health Agency of Canada for mask wearing guidelines. https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/phac-aspc/documents/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources/vaccinated-against-covid-19-public-health-measures/vaccinated-against-covid-19-public-health-measures.pdf