May 5, 2018 Sketchout

We are headed to the historic Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre for our Saturday May 5th sketchout. 10440- 108 Avenue.

It is about a 10 minute walk from the Kingsway/Royal Alex LRT Station.

By car, The Prince of Wales Armouries parking lot can only be accessed from west of 105 Street along 108 Avenue. Several roads around the building are permanently closed for the LRT tracks.

We can meet inside the main doors of the Prince of Wales Armouries at 11am, or just go ahead and start sketching. The School Heritage Fair is happening that day until noon, and there will be information about sketching the students (allowed in most cases). And there are of course, beautiful architectural features both inside and out for sketching.

We will meet for lunch and sketch-sharing at 1:00 at Pho Huong & Mama Pizza 10531 – 107 Ave. I’ve eaten there and they have great pho.

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April 7, 2018 Sketchout

Since the snow is still here, we will meet at the Old Strathcona Public Library (8331 – 104 St) at 11am on Saturday April 7th, and we can sketch outside and then run inside to sketch and warm up and repeat.

We can meet at Famoso (10421 Whyte Ave) at 1pm for lunch and sharing sketches. They have more than pizza on their menu, so there should be something for everyone.

Some info from Historian Shirey Lowe about the building: The library was threatened by demolition in the 70s. The top floor could no longer support book stacks. Gerry Wright and the Old Strathcona Foundation worked to save it. For years, the OSF had offices on the top floor. Today, it has an addition and is one of the busiest libraries in Edmonton. It is Edmonton’s oldest library.

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March 3, 2018 sketchout

Thanks to Barry Hollingshead for planning the Saturday March 3rd sketchout. (This was originally planned for February but the roads were too treacherous.)

Let’s put winter on hold with a sketch outing at the “Enjoy Centre” in St Albert, a vast glass-roofed horticultural complex exhibiting exotic plants and a panoply of interesting shops.

We can meet in the Café/Bistro area at 11:00 am and meet there again for lunch and sketch-viewing at 1:00 pm.

The “Enjoy Centre” is located at 101 Riel Drive, St. Albert and has lots of free parking on site. (Unfortunately, public transit access on weekends is difficult).

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January 6, 2018 sketchout

Let’s start the new year with a sketch outing at “Allard Hall” (11110 – 104th Ave) on the MacEwan University Campus. This brand new 5-storey facility features intriguing architecture and delightful views of the surrounding cityscape.

We can meet in the main entrance on 104th Avenue at 11:00 am (Saturday January 6th), or sketch on your own, and convene for lunch and sketch-viewing at “Tutti Frutti” (one-block west in Oliver Village) at 1:00 pm.

Allard Hall Main Atrium – MacEwan University
Tutti Frutti Breakfast and Lunch – 11304 104 Ave

Thanks to Bradon Pihowich for suggesting this venue and to Barry Hollingshead for planning it. Hope to see you there!

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December 2, 2017 Sketchout

For our December Sketchout, we can start getting into the Christmas spirit at the Festival of Trees!

We can meet at 11AM at the entrance to Festival Of Trees in the Shaw Conference Centre or you can start sketching on your own. There is a $10 admission but it is for a good cause.

Then at 1pm we can meet for lunch and sketch-viewing at Sherlock Holmes Pub on Rice Howard Way 10012 – 101 A Ave (about a 5 minute walk away).

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November 4 sketchout

Thanks to Diane Jacqueline Plasse for organizing this sketchout:

Saturday November 4, 2017 at 10AM

Sketching in and out at NAIT Main Campus. Meet under the pedway over 106 st on the HP Centre side (near Princess Elzabeth Ave) or sketch on your own and meet up for lunch afterward.

Lunch at Lan’s Asian Grill at 12PM.

Text Diane 780 235 2242 if any questions or if you cannot find us. There is a nice space outside between CAT building and HP Center you can also sketch at the NAtrium, pool.

See map below (ignore the orange marker arrow – I couldn’t erase it)



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July 1, 2017 sketchout

Our group hasn’t met in a while for sketching so I am going for it and posting an event for our July 1st sketchout at The Works Art Festival in Sir Winston Churchill Square.

We can meet under the entrance banner at 11am or just go ahead and sketch on your own and then meet back at the tables in front of the music stage at 1pm for eating and sharing sketches. Food trucks are an easy choice for lunch.

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