Legislature Grounds Sketch-Out and 14th Sketch-In

Due to the pandemic, we have not had a regular monthly sketch-out since March. Although the coronavirus is still with us, there are regulations we can follow to safely venture out. For July 4th, Yvonne Rezek organized a pandemic-modified  sketch-out at the Alberta Legislature grounds. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were about a dozen of us who came out. Everyone was respectful of keeping distance, and it was not too crowded with other folks.  We could not have our usual post-sketching lunch, but it was great to see some of the regular gang and to welcome some new sketchers!

For those who could not join us, it was also a regular weekly sketch-in, and I have posted the beautiful results of both sketching activities.

Sketch by Michael Verten

Sketch by Gordon Ramsey

Sketch by Tallulah Rhuelling

Sketch by Troy Lee Dolan

Sketch by Diane Smarsh

Sketch by Marlena Wyman

Sketch by Val Burke

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Erin Dawn

Sketch by Val Burke

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Rebecca-Lily Semotiuk

Sketch by Michael Verten

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Janet Bertsch

Sketch by Janet Bertsch

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

Sketch by Adha Hoedl

Sketch by Aeris Osborne

Sketch by Irina Kruglyakova

Sketch by Irina Kruglyakova

Sketch by Irina Kruglyakova

Sketch by Delson Sarazan

Sketch by Beth George

 

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Our Thirteenth Sketch-In, June 27, 2020

This week’s Sketch-In brought us some summery sketches. If the weather cooperates on July 4th, we’ll be having our first Sketch-Out in four months. Since the pandemic is still with us, the way it will work will be different than our usual Sketch-Outs. Thanks to Yvonne Rezek for putting together the Sketch-Out procedures:

Next Saturday, July 4, is the first Saturday of the month and in normal times, would be a regular monthly USkE sketch-out day. Admins have discussed the pros and cons and decided to organize a sketch event for those who are interested in sketching in the same location. Weather permitting, the sketch out will begin at 11:00 am at the Alberta Legislature at the main staircase. It will wind up at the same place at 1:00 pm where sketchers can spread their sketchbooks on the stairs for sharing. There will be no restaurant gathering at the end of sketching.
Because the Leg grounds are so large, sketchers can easily spread out. The grounds have many interesting views and vantage points as well.
For those who will be participating, please follow all safety protocols:
1. Maintain a minimum two-metre social distance from each other and from others enjoying the grounds that day.
2. Wear a mask when in proximity to others.
3. Be mindful of surfaces and avoid touching handrails, etc. Bring your own stool. Bring hand sanitizer if you wish.
Of course, this is also our, now regular, weekly “sketch-in” so if you don’t go to the Legislature sketch outing, do sketch closer to home (or farther afield as the case may be) and don’t forget to post your sketches!

Sketch by Yvonne Rezek

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Karen Boschee

                      Sketch by Joanne Wojtysiak

Sketch by Abha Hoedl

Sketch by Diane Smarsh

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

Sketch by Marlena Wyman

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Janet Bertsch

Sketch by Janet Bertsch

Sketch by Joanne Wojtysiak

Sketch by Joanne Wojtysiak

Sketch by Gordon Ramsey

Sketch by Brenda Raynard

Sketch by Jason Waselenko

Sketch by Aeris Osborne

Sketch by Irina Kruglyakova

               Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Marty Stark

Sketch by Marty Stark

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

               Sketches by Sarah Lee

           Sketch by Sarah Lee

 

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Our Twelfth Sketch-In, June 20, 2020

Our twelfth Sketch-In! The pandemic is still with us but we can go out and safely enjoy our beautiful summer if we use the proper precautions. Mask up, keep distance and keep washing those ink-covered hands!

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Marlena Wyman

Sketch by Jason Waselenko

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson 

Sketch by Marty Stark

               Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Irina Kruglyakova

Sketch by Marty Stark

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Cary Brown

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

 

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Our Eleventh Sketch-In, June 13, 2020

The great outdoors is definitely beckoning to us now. Although still not our regular group sketch-outs, we are venturing out for our individual “sketch-ins”!

Sketch by Brenda Raynard

Sketch by Gordon Ramsey

Sketch by Jill Lee-Henningham

Sketch by Karen Wall

Sketch by Abha Hoedl

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Diane Smarsh

Sketch by Irina Kruglyakova

Sketch by Irina Kruglyakova

Sketch by Janet Bertsch

Sketch by Yvonne Rezek

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Joanne Wojtysiak

Sketch by Joanne Wojtysiak

Sketch by Marlena Wyman

Sketch by Cheryl Moskaluk

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Jason Waselenko

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

 

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Our Tenth Sketch-In, June 6, 2020

We have hit double digits for our sketch-ins! The province is reopening, so now is the time to be even more vigilant and follow pandemic protocols such as distancing and wearing masks in order to reopen safely. We will continue our sketch-ins and see what amazing scenes of inspiration our urban sketchers can find!

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

Sketch by Aha Hoedle

Sketch by Aeris Osborne

Sketch by Diane Smarsh

Sketch by Sylvia Wood

Sketch by Marlena Wyman

Sketch by Bev Middleton

Sketch by Jason Waselenko

Sketch by Brandy Wilkes

Sketch by Brandy Wilkes

 

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Our Ninth Sketch-In, May 30, 2020

From Yvonne Rezek: “Wow! Judging by all the posts, our weekly ‘sketch-ins’ have been hugely successful. A couple of folks have said that they’d like to continue (even after social distancing has been completely eased) because it’s a wonderful activity to look forward to and because it’s a scheduled time that can be carved out for making art each week. USkE will probably not meet in person until admins feel comfortable that it is safe to do so. (Probably with masks and physical distancing protocols in place). So, I will post an event for each Saturday in June for more “sketch-ins” (at home or elsewhere) later today. Remember, we are an urban sketching group which means we draw on location, observing and telling the story of our environments. Don’t forget to add context when you draw an object. It makes it so much more interesting!”

Sketch by Marlena Wyman

Sketch by Brenda Raynard

Sketch by Brenda Raynard

Sketch by Jason Waselenko

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Meghana Gauthier

Sketch by Abha Hoedl

              Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Diane Smarsh

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

Sketch by Gordon Ramsey

Sketch by Merts Belmes

Sketch by Angie Sotiropoulos

 

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Our Eighth Sketch-In, May 23, 2020

I’m looking at the calendar, and I see that May has five Saturdays, so we have one more May Sketch-In on the 30th!

Sketch by Diane Smarsh 

 Sketch by Brenda Raynard

  Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Sylvia Wood

Sketch by Anna Kupinska 

Sketch by Meghana Gauthier

              Sketch by Janet Bertsch 

Sketch by Abha Hoedl 

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

 Sketch by Amanda Moon

                   Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

 Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Sandra Der

Sketch by Julie Daly

Sketch by Jill Lee-Henningham

Sketch by Abha Hoedl

Sketch by Gordon Ramsey

    Sketch by Marlena Wyman

 

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Our Seventh Sketch-In, May 16, 2020

The coziness of home is still an inspiring subject but spring green and outdoor activities are starting to show up more as May brings us warmth and hope.

Sketch by Gordon Ramsey

 Sketch by Jason Waselenko

Sketch by Jill Lee-Henningham

 Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

              Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Brenda Raynard

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Merts Belmes

Sketch by Merts Belmes

Sketch by Merts Belmes          

                      Sketch by Sylvia Wood

  Sketch by Erin Dawn

Sketch by Diane Smarsh

 Sketch by Marlena Wyman 

Sketch by Abha Hoedl

Sketch by Yvonne Rezek

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Karen Boschee

  Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi 

          Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

 

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Our Sixth Sketch-In, May 9, 2020

I am always amazed by the variety of styles displayed by our sketchers. So dynamic and creative – keep it up everyone!

We will be continuing our Sketch-Ins. Next one is Saturday May 16th.

Sketch by Karen Boschee

Sketch by Jason Waselenko

Sketch by Bev Middleton

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

Sketch by Gordon Ramsey 

Sketch by Janet Bertsch   

Sketch by Diane Smarsh

Sketch by Sylvia Wood

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Beth George

Sketch by Angie Sotiropoulos

Sketch by Lorie Taylor Leech

          Sketch by Marlena Wyman

Sketch by Karen Wall 

Sketch by Angie Sotiropoulos

Sketch by Yvonne Rezek 

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Angie Sotiropoulos

Sketch by Jill Lee Henningham

Sketch by Brenda Raynard

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Julie Daly

 Sketch by Abha Hoedl

 

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Our Fifth Sketch-In, May 2, 2020

Some of us continued to document our shelter-in-place environments, while warm weather has enticed many of us outside. A couple of us have also been sharing stories along with our sketches – a way to further document our experiences of the pandemic. So many wonderful styles of sketching.

Next Sketch-In: Saturday May 9th!

Sketch by Vivian Routhier Moghrabi

 Sketch by Marlena Wyman

Sketch by Karen Wall

Sketch by Karen Wall

Sketch by Beth George

 Sketch by Vanessa Ali   

Sketch by Yvonne Rezek

Sketch by David Shkolny

Sketch by Julie Daly

Sketch by Julie Daly

Sketch by Brenda Raynard

Sketch by Luise Mendler-Johnson

Sketch by Cheryl Moskaluk

Sketch by Bradon Pihowich

Sketch by Doug Dawson

Sketch by Gordon Ramsey

              Sketch by Janet Bertsch

Sketch by Janet Bertsch

Sketch by Sarah Lee

Sketch by Yvonne Rezek

              Sketch by Lori Taylor Leech

 

Sketch by Merts Belmes

Sketch by Delson Sazaran

Sketch by Marissa J T

Sketch by Diane Smarsh

Sketch by Berta Beltran

Sketch by Cary Brown

Sketch by Sylvia Wood

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