Friday, December 30, 2016

Urban Sketchers Symposium 2017 - Chicago!

The 2017 Symposium will be held in Chicago this year July 26-29.  What a great location for Madison sketchers!!!  Keep checking Urban Sketchers blog for upcoming details.  I think they are still working on workshop proposals now and it will probably be a few months before registration begins.  It may be years before the symposium is held in the US again so we are pretty lucky Chicago won the bid this year!  So many great opportunities for urban sketching in the Windy City!!!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Keeping a Sketchbook in the Car

I was really glad I keep a sketchbook in the car for "emergencies" last week when a stopped train made me stuck downtown after my swim.  I hate "wasting" time and this way I could have a good lunch and draw a bit, too.  I used a Faber Castell felt tipped pen and one of their calligraphy pens to print with.  I guess I could have stayed stuck in traffic and drawn the train instead but I was hungry and Fair Trade has a good salad.  

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sketching at the State Historical Society December 10th

The morning's sketches 

And the sketchers
Salvor found a comfy place for sketching
This was our first time sketching at the State Historical Society because it is unfortunately closed on Sundays.  It is a cozy and interesting place to sketch on a cold winter's day and I noticed a thermos of coffee did not seem to be forbidden.  Lots of students studying in there but plenty of seating in comfy chairs and at desks.  Some of us focused on architectural details of which there are many interesting ones to choose from.  I plan to go back soon.  10 sketchers came out today which is great and we are so happy to welcome first time sketcher, Pam.  Next month we will sketch at the Chocolaterian cafe on Atwood Ave.  Great coffee, desserts and authentic French hot cocoa. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

USK Symposium 2016  -  Here's a link to some lectures given at USK's annual symposium 2016 in Manchester, England.  It's fun to see and hear some of these sketchers whose work I have been looking at for years on the USK blog and get some great tips on sketching.