Ready, Set, Sketch: Windsor!

As many of you know, Susan Cornelis and I will be teaching classes at the Urban Sketchers 10 x 10 workshop series this spring! Our kick-off party is this Saturday, the same day as our usual sketch meet-up. Since Susan and I (and Phil too!) will be going down to San Francisco, I’m going to set up a meeting at Starbucks Windsor Town Green location. All sketchers should meet there at the usual time of 10am and then return to share your sketches at 1pm. I’m sorry to have to miss it but it’s important for Susan and I to be at the kick-off party to promote the event. Any of you are welcome to attend the USk 10×10 party, we’d love to see you there! Click this link to find out more about the event.

Happy sketching!

Oh, and please post your sketches on Facebook!

10 Years x 10 Classes – Urban Sketchers Celebrate 10 Years!

In 2017 Urban Sketchers will celebrate its 10 year anniversary by introducing the first year long USk program ever! We invite all sketchers (and especially those who want to learn to be sketchers) around the world to attend 10 on-location classes with USk official instructors in a city near you to learn or improve the core value of Urban Sketching: sketch the world, one drawing at a time.

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: Jimtown!

 

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It’s nice to have rain but it’s even nicer to have sun for our next Ready, Set, Sketch meetup!

 Come join us this SATURDAY October 8 at 10am-1pm at Jimtown Store for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch” group outing!
We’ll meet out front of Jimtown Store at 10am. There are many sketching opportunities in the area and a few
that are just a short drive away including Soda Rock Winery just up the road.
Hope to see you all there!
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Ready, Set, Sketch: Duncans Mills!

Come join us this SATURDAY August 13 at 10am-1pm at Duncans Mills for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch” group outing! All you really need is something to draw on and something to draw with but it’s also nice to have a chair to sit on. Duncans Mills is a great place to explore, shop, eat, and most important, plenty of sketching opportunities!Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 1.57.07 PM

Ready, Set, Sketch: Luther Burbank Center for the Arts & Farmer’s Market!

Come join us SATURDAY July 9 at 10am-1pm at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing.

Saturday is the farmer’s market at the Center so we’ll be in no shortage of things to draw. There’s also this wonderful sculpture exhibit:
 
“Root 101,” the inaugural exhibit by Bruce Johnson is comprised of colossal wood sculptures made from salvaged old growth redwood, which he has been working with for 50 years. Three years ago, Johnson acquired 80 tons (four truckloads) of huge salvaged redwood stumps and chunks, some trees over 1,000 years old near a tributary to the Eel River. “There is something primal and archetypal about these huge water washed forms,” observes Johnson. “Within the form of roots and swirl of grain you can see and touch patterns of nature and feel the fractal expression of growth and energy. These materials are the heart of the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts exhibit.”
 
And then there’s the Luther Burbank Center it’s self that’s worthy of drawing.

We’ll meet at 10am on the north side of the Center near the ticket office, then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back 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).

It is a great place to explore and has plenty of sketching opportunities!

 
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road
Santa Rosa
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Ready, Set, Sketch: Cornerstone Sonoma!

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Come join us SATURDAY June 11 at 10am-1pm at Cornerstone Sonoma for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing.

As you may know, Sunset magazine now owns Cornerstone and use it for their test gardens. Info from their website: “Cornerstone Gardens are an ever-changing series of gardens, showcasing innovative designs from international and local landscape architects and designers. The gardens were inspired by the International Garden Festival at Chaumont-Sur-Loire to create a cultural and creative haven, celebrating the connection between art, architecture and nature. There are currently nine Cornerstone Gardens. Additionally, the five Sunset Gardens highlight food production, the Sunset plant line, bee habitat, cut flowers and composting.”

We’ll meet at 10am at the entrance then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back 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).

To find out more about this destination, use this link: http://www.cornerstonesonoma.com

Here’s a Google map link.

It is a great place to explore and has plenty of sketching opportunities!

Ready, Set, Sketch: Luther Burbank Gardens!

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Okay, we’re going to try this one again. Last month it rained but this month’s sketch day is going to be dry!

Luther Burbank Gardens is the Home, Greenhouse, and Gardens where world-renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank, lived and experimented with plants for most of his 50-year career. The Historic Landmark is a unique city park located at the corner of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Avenues in Santa Rosa, California – across the street from City Hall and Juilliard Park. The Carriage House Gift Shop and Museum are now open!

Where: Luther Burbank Gardens in Santa Rosa
When: Saturday May 14 at 10am – 1pm

Ready, Set, Sketch: Luther Burbank Gardens (or the Starbucks located in the Barnes and Noble)!

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In the past week, I’ve had two prospective sketch location cancelations and now despite all the sunny weather we’ve been having, rain is forecast this Saturday. Sigh… So what’s a sketch artist to do??? We’re going to chance it and sketch Luther Burbank Gardens in Santa Rosa!

If it’s raining, we’ll meet at the Starbucks located in the Barnes and Noble (4th St. Santa Rosa).

Luther Burbank Gardens is the Home, Greenhouse, and Gardens where world-renowned horticulturist, Luther Burbank, lived and experimented with plants for most of his 50-year career. The Historic Landmark is a unique city park located at the corner of Santa Rosa and Sonoma Avenues in Santa Rosa, California – across the street from City Hall and Juilliard Park. The Carriage House Gift Shop and Museum are now open!
Where: Luther Burbank Gardens (or if it’s raining, the Starbucks located inside the Barnes and Noble on 4th St. Santa Rosa)
When: Saturday April 9 at 10am