Ready, Set, Sketch: Petaluma!

The weather is looking perfect so come join us SATURDAY December 9 at 10am-1pm in Petaluma for the next Ready, Set, Sketch meet-up!

We’ll meet at 10am at Pete’s Coffee (5 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma) and then disperse around town to sketch. We’ll meet back at the same place at 1pm to share our sketches.

All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with (it’s also nice to have a chair to sit on!).

Hope to see you there!

Ready, Set, Sketch Postponement

Hello sketchers!

I know it’s been a difficult week for all of us in dealing with the fires. Some more than others, I’m sure but I hope you are someplace safe and your family and friends are all accounted for.

After careful consideration, I’ve decided to postpone this month’s sketching meet-up. It seems this afternoon that more evacuation notices have been handed out to Geyserville and now parts of Healdsburg too. I certainly hope all these fires get put out soon.

Please heed any warnings to evacuate if you are advised to do so!

Richard

Ready, Set, Sketch: Cloverdale Auto Show!

Come join us SATURDAY Sept 9, 10am-1pm for the 24th Annual Cloverdale Car Show for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing!

Last year we had a blast!

There’ll be over 200 classic cars and motorcycles lining the boulevard. There’ll also be a Bear Republic Pit Stop Beer and Souvenir booth, food booths and vendors. This is also a great opportunity to tune up your people drawing skills.

We’ll meet at 10am at Plank Coffee at 227 N. Cloverdale Blvd. The earlier you get here, the easier the parking, though you should be able to park within a block or two of downtown.

For more info about the car event:
http://www.cloverdalecarshow.com

Hope to see you all there!

Ready, Set Sketch: Gravenstein Apple Fair!

Join us at the 44th Gravenstein Apple Fair for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch” meet-up!
Saturday August 12 from 10:00AM-1:00PM

We’ll meet at the entrance to the park at 10am.

Ragle Ranch Regional Park
500 Ragle Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Here’s a link for more information:
http://www.gravensteinapplefair.com
They’ll have tons of things to sketch…
Live Music on 2 Stages: Americana, World, Zydeco & more
30 of Sonoma County’s Best Food Vendors
Chef’s Tent: Guest chefs share techniques, tastes & recipes
Children’s Corner: Arts & crafts, farm animals, circus & more
DIY Workshops: Experts share skills from cheesemaking to worm composting
Vendors: Over 75 artists and crafters
Life on the Farm Arena: Farmer panels, sheep shearing, cowboy storytelling, etc.

Tickets ($12+fee) can be purchased online at:
Otherwise tickets can be purchased at the gate for a bit more ($15).
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Anyone is welcome to join us. All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with (though it’s nice to have a small portable chair, hat, and plenty of water).
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Premium on-site parking is available at Ragle Ranch Regional Park for $5/day.
*Sonoma County Regional Park passes will be accepted.*Ride your bike to the fair and save $3 off your ticket, plus help to save the planet! Designated Bike Parking is to the right of main entrance.

Free shuttle buses will run regularly between two (FREE) satellite parking locations:
~ Holy Ghost Hall @ 7960 Mill Station Rd.
~ O’Reilly Media @ 1005 Gravenstein Hwy North/ Hwy 116

2017 Off-Site Parking Locations

O’Reilly Media
1005 Gravenstein Hwy North
Sebastopol, CA

Holy Ghost Society
7960 Mill Station Rd.
Sebastopol, CA

Ready, Set, Sketch: Healdsburg Farmer’s Market!

 

Come join us SATURDAY July 8, 2017 at 10am-1pm in Healdsburg for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing!

We’ll meet at 10am at the south east corner of the market, then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches.

Anyone is welcome to join us. All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with (though it’s nice to have a chair, hat, and plenty of water).

Please remember to mind the parking limits on the streets!

Ready, Set, Sketch: Goat Rock Beach!

Ready, Set, Sketch: Goat Rock Beach!

Come join us this SATURDAY June 10 at 10am-1pm at Goat Rock Beach for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch” group outing!
Parking is limited so please carpool if you can. The weather should be nice (62° and partly cloudy) but bring layers and a hat.
Drive Highway 116 to the coast then turn south on Highway 1 until you find Goat Hill Rd.
Hope to see you all there!

Ready, Set, Sketch: Soda Rock Winery!

We’re are in for a treat this month!
Soda Rock Winery has agreed to let us sketch on their beautiful property located
in Healdsburg near Jimtown. Or if you prefer, Jimtown near Healdsburg!
Not only do they have a beautiful, historical stone winery, but they also have the wonderful
“Lord Snort” sculpture there as well. We’re going to have a blast and I hope you can join us!
Bring a sketchbook and a chair and see you there!
Soda Rock Winery
8015 Highway 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Saturday May 13
At 10am-1pm

Ready, Set, Sketch: Santa Rosa Plaza Mall!

Sorry folks, looks like mother nature has more rain in store for our regular (second saturdays) meet-up , so instead of ducking into a super crowded coffee shop, I thought we could spread out at the mall and stay dry in the process. There are lots of window displays, people to draw, storefronts, etc. And if the weather permits, we have 4th street shops to spill out on to and maybe even get a view of the new reunified Old Courthouse Square!

Who: Anyone who has a desire to sketch can join us.TIME: 10am

DATE: Saturday April 8 (always the second Saturday of the month).

WHERE: Santa Rosa Plaza Mall (the mall on the east side of the 101 freeway).
Meet at the food court at 10am (near Sears).

Hope to see you all there!

Extra Sketch Session: April Fool’s Day Parade

An extra sketch session from our fellow sketcher Susan Cornelis:

I would like to invite the Ready Set Sketchers to the Fool’s Day Parade in Occidental, April 1st. http://www.occidentalfoolsparade.com/  Meet at the Occidental Community Center, in costume, at noon. If you like to sketch people in costume, there’s no better setting. Walk in the parade while sketching or sit on the street and watch. The Hubbub Club band and others music, food, a talent show, It’s all totally foolish and fun.

I’ve sketched there the past two years. Here’s some of my sketches: http://susancornelis.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/fools-day-parade-2/
Hope to see you there!
-Susan

Ready, Set, Sketch: Santa Rosa Junior College!

It looks like the weather is going to (mostly) cooperate for us on Saturday. Clouds but no rain is plenty good enough for sketching!

Santa Rosa Junior College is a beautiful college with lots of buildings, gardens, and people to sketch. We’ll meet on the south side
of the art building (Analy Hall) at 10am this Saturday March 11. Parking on campus is $4 a day but there is some off campus parking, if
you can find it. It’s a Saturday, so parking in general shouldn’t be too hard. But still you might give yourself a few extra minutes to park and walk to our sketching
destination.
Bring a sketchbook and a chair and see you there!