Monday, March 12, 2018

The Chazen Museum

What a beautiful day to head to the Chazen for a sketch meet-up. It was sunny and chilly outside and inside there was a gorgeous exhibit of Aboriginal Art, patterns that inspired all of us.

Louise, Carolyn, Elsie, Gretchen, Cindy, Deb, and Ruth...Rebecca was still busy sketching

the crowd gathers....

our drawing selection - tough to see as they have a "pencil only" policy at Chazen

first of 4 sketches I did, inked and painted back at home...
Still focusing on indoor sketch locations for the next meet up on March 31 at Union South, but I was getting itchy taking a walk today.
Stay creative and keep sketching. Hope to see you soon!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

USK Meetup at Starbucks

Nine sketchers met at Starbucks (Hilldale Target). 

 With the large windows overlooking University Ave there was a variety of scenes to sketch.

If you are interested in drawing musicians you might want to check out Bach Around the Clock. The event runs from 10 am to 10 pm on March 10th at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church on Regent St. Thank you Gretchen for letting us know about this event. More information can be found in the following link: Bach Around the Clock

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

USK February Meetup at Olbrich Gardens

It was certainly cold outside on Sunday, but warm inside Olbrich Gardens on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin. Seven sketchers happily took advantage and produced some interesting sketches.

Dave, Becky and Jeanie joined us for the first time - please come back!

We all remarked about the variety of what we saw....

Everyone but me smartly went into the observatory, I stayed out in the common area. I had decided to contrast my frozen deck that morning with the plant I found by the bench I was sitting on.

Next up, Starbucks in Target on the Westside at Hilldale. The advantage is, you can pick up your groceries after you're done sketching!
Stay tuned for more events as we begin to think of warmer weather...outside again.
Stay creative,

Friday, February 2, 2018

Urban Sketchers News for February: Drawing Attention

Here's the link for the monthly news for Urban Sketchers.  The format was changed a couple months ago and can be read online as a magazine.  Very cool.  And there is a segment from NBC Nightly News featuring a USK group in Syracuse, NY.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sketchers Abound at the Memorial Union

Such a great way to start a weekend, a good sized group of sketchers doing what they do best; sharing tools, enthusiasm, and sketching.

I decided to stay at our meet-up spot in Peets Coffee with Mercedes and Mary, but many went off in different directions. The weather was lovely (it's hard to keep track of that in WI this winter). We reconvened as usual for photos and examining our sketchbooks together.

we had to have two photos of sketchbooks, we had such a good showing!

great place to sketch at Peet's Coffee...not to mention good coffee

Stillman and Birns sketchbook, micron  pen and watercolor

Continue to check both our blog and our Facebook page for updates....and if you ever have any great new ideas for sketch meet-ups let us know, we'd love to hear from you.

Happy Sketching