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: 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: Healdsburg!

Come join us SATURDAY November 12 at 10am-1pm in Healdsburg for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing!

It looks like the rain will happen Friday instead of Saturday and the colors of the tree and vineyards are in full swing.
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We’ll meet at 10am at the gazebo, located in the downtown plaza then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches.

The town of Healdsburg has an endless supply of sketching opportunities, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, coffee shops, and books stores.

The farmers market is also happening between 9am-noon, just off the plaza.
All you need is something to draw on and something to draw with (it’s also nice to have a chair to sit on).
The best place to park is along Grove or Vine St, west of the plaza.
Please watch out for limited time parking closer to the plaza!
 
Hope to see you all there!!!

Ready, Set, Sketch: Healdsburg!

Healdsburg's  Gazeebo in the Plaza

Come join us SATURDAY July 11, 2015 at 10am-1pm in Healdsburg for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing (It also happens to be a World Wide Sketchcrawl day).
We’ll meet at 10am at the gazebo in the downtown plaza then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches.

The town of Healdsburg has an endless supply of sketching opportunities, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, coffee shops, and books stores.

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

Parking is free but to avoid a time limit, it’s best to park a couple blocks from the plaza.

Dry Creek Valley Sketch Tour

Owl-house_sLast weekend, the Ready, Set Sketch! group toured the Dry Creek Valley by bike. It’s one of the most beautiful rides in Sonoma County. Resting on a hilltop along Chiquita road, I sketched an owl box standing high above the vineyard covered landscape.

Lambert-bridge_sLambert Bridge crossing Dry Creek, located just outside of Healdsburg in the Dry Creek Valley.

 

Quivera-view-of-Mnt.-St.-Helena_sQuivira Vineyards, a beautiful winery located on the far end of the Dry Creek Valley has both, arresting views and great wine. This sketch shows a nearby barn, neck deep in vineyards.

Ready, Set, Sketch: Healdsburg!

Come join us SATURDAY July 12, 2014 at 10am-1pm in Healdsburg for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing (It also happens to be a World Wide Sketchcrawl day).
Healdsburg's  Gazeebo in the Plaza
We’ll meet at 10am at the gazebo in the downtown plaza then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches.

The town of Healdsburg has an endless supply of sketching opportunities, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, coffee shops, and books stores.

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

Here’s a Google map link: http://goo.gl/maps/dHOSq

Parking is free but to avoid a time limit, it’s best to park a couple blocks from the plaza.

I’ll also be giving away one FREE copy of my book, The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece to one person in attendance.

 

The Raven Theater and Ravenous Cafe

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Few things are more entertaining than seeing a live performance at a local theater followed by a cozy dinner. With television and the internet dominating today’s casual entertainment crowd, it’s a real pleasure to get out among the living and experience true 3D without the glasses.

The Raven Performing Arts Theater supports performances ranging from Classical (Philharmonia Healdsburg ), jazz (Healdsburg Jazz Festival), blues (Charlie Musselwhite), rock (Big Brother and the Holding Company), and variety shows such as Healdsburg’s home grown “Mr. Healdsburg” pageant. The Raven Players, Healdsburg’s resident theater group, also perform here, mounting ambitious and successful productions like Cats, Miss Saigon, and Chicago.

Performances like these are sure to work up an appetite, and next-door’s Ravenous Cafe is the perfect stop before or after a show. Seating up to 22 guests, this intimate spot features a menu that changes daily but often includes the ever popular crab cakes, fish tacos, and the famous Ravenous Burger.

Ready, Set, Sketch: Healdsburg!

Healdsburg's  Gazeebo in the Plaza

Come join us SATURDAY Jan 25, 2014. 10am-1pm in Healdsburg for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing!

It also happens to be the 42nd Annual World Wide Sketchcrawl day!

We’ll meet at 10am at the gazebo in the downtown plaza then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches.

The town of Healdsburg has an endless supply of sketching opportunities, restaurants, coffee shops, and books stores.

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

Here’s a Google map link: http://goo.gl/maps/dHOSq

I’ll also be giving away one FREE copy of my book, The Artist on the Road: Impressions of Greece to one lucky person in attendence.

Hope to see you there!

Sketches from Ready, Set, Sketch: Dry Creek Valley!

Dry-Creek-General-Store-20131I had a great time last weekend with the Ready, Set, Sketch! group. There were 9 participants at different skill levels and all eager to sketch. We started off at the Dry Creek General Store, sketching from across the road. It was a foggy morning but it cleared about 11am.

Dry-Creek-Vineyards_sAt noon, we purchased some sandwiches from the Dry Creek Store and headed down the road to Dry Creek Vineyards which is one of the best picnic spots in the area, complete with shade trees, umbrellas, and picnic tables. Following a second sketch of the winery, Phil and I finished the day by tasting some of Dry Creek Vineyard’s wine. I especially liked their Chenin Blanc and Maritage.