Thanks to Joanne Milson and Yvonne Rezek for organizing the January sketch meet!
Happy New Year, sketchers! We will meet Saturday January 7 at 10:30am at the interior entrance to the Lee Pavillion from the Citadel Theatre. It’s not a big space so if you come a little late, sketchers will be easy to find. It’s a lovely venue for winter sketching with all the lush foliage and warm moist air. This will be Urban Sketchers Edmonton second visit to the Lee.
We’ll stop for lunch or snacks at Three Bananas Cafe across the street at 12:30pm, which will give us additional scope for sketching urban life.
See you this weekend!
Thanks to Karen Wall for planning our December sketch meet.
When: Saturday December 3
NOTE SPECIAL MEETING TIME: 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m
Where: Pre-Holiday Gathering at El Cortez mexican restaurant
across from Strathcona Farmers Market on 103 St.
Sketch fun decor, food and each other while consuming tacos and other good things for brunch/lunch. Tequila orders optional. .
Please RSVP for this one so we’ll know if we need to make a
reservation!! Thank you.
Where: University of Alberta – fall colours and architecture.
Meet at the U of A Students’ Union Building (NE entrance nearest to the main Quad)
When: 10:30am on Saturday October 1st.
Or you can just start sketching fall colours and architecture around campus and then meet up with us for lunch in the Students’ Union Building food court at 12:30pm. The nearest parking is in the Stadium Car Park, and of course there is LRT and bus service.
Campus Map: click on North Campus and then scroll down to Students’ Union Building.
Thanks to Shannon for planning the September sketch meet.
Time: Saturday September 3 at 10:30AM
Place: Let’s meet out front of the Hotel Macdonald by the Robbie Burns statue. We can do architectural sketching around that end of Jasper Avenue and some may choose to sketch inside the hotel. We will meet up again at 12:30 in the Confederation Lounge off the hotel lobby.
Sorry for the late post. Thanks to Karen Wall for organising the August sketch meet.
Where: Cariwest Festival in Churchill Square.
When: 11AM. We can meet near the 3 Bananas Cafe in Churchill Square. Parade ends in Churchill Square, so there will be some sketching opportunities at the end (closer to 2PM).
However, sketchers are welcome to sketch anywhere along the parade route, so no need to meet first in that case. (Parade starts at noon).
At 1PM we can meet up for lunch and sketch sharing near the 3 Bananas Cafe. We can get food there and then meet outside if the weather is nice. There is also the Caribbean Village in Churchill Square with food that we can pick up there and then and meet outside the 3 Bananas.
Cariwest Festival website
Thanks to Shannon for organizing the The July sketch meet.
Where: the Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
When: July 3rd at 1:00.
Since it is the long weekend, it will likely be a zoo out there (ha,ha) so let’s meet at the centre of the zoo at the Conservation Station (#6 on the map) at 1:00. This will allow for those who might like to arrive early to not have to go back to the entrance.
At 3:00, we will meet up again at the Wild Earth Zoo Cafe for refreshments and sketchbook sharing.
I am hoping for good weather, but we will go ahead rain or shine as there are inside exhibits to see and sketch.
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