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:

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:
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).
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).
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.  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:
Hope to see you there!

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
Bring a sketchbook and a chair and see you there!


Ready Set, Sketch: Cloverdale Citrus Fair!

Since the weather is looking good for Saturday, I thought I’d head over to the Citrus fair and do some sketching. Wanna join me?
• General Admission ages 13-61: $8.00
• Senior Admission ages 62+: $5.00
DATE: Saturday February 18
TIME: 10am — to ? Meet at the entrance before 10am. After 10am, I’ll be inside sketching.
PARKING Suggestion: Lot on Commercial St. (in between 1st and 2nd street) or street parking is your best bet.

Exit 101: Citrus Fair Dr., Cloverdale

Website for more info:

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!