This week was another theme of “urban sketch of your choice”. Starting in July until at least September, we will be suspending the weekly themes and returning to monthly sketch meet-ups. Please continue to share on our Facebook page any urban sketches that you do on your own.
Now that vaccinations are freely available and restrictions are lifting, we will be posting an event for meeting together on the third Saturday of each month, while continuing to encourage folks to maintain social distance and mask-wearing. If you have suggestions for possible outdoor venues, please let us know.
Come September or October, we’ll evaluate on best available information if indoor sketching will be possible. If not, we may reactivate weekly themes for the winter months. At the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, when meeting together was unsafe and restricted, we set up the weekly themes to encourage everyone to keep on sketching and to stay engaged with Urban Sketchers Edmonton. It’s been hugely successful, don’t you think? It’s wonderful to take a peak over each other’s shoulders, so to speak, and see what you are seeing. The themes have drawn out (pun intended) so many great interpretations and sketches. Thank you for participating!
Here are our sketches from the last week of June:
“Went to watch some cricket at Coronation Park and drew this historic gem. I went to this in like grade 3 many, many moons ago.”
Here is is a beautiful film about the restoration of the planetarium.
“I wish I could just sketch heritage buildings without having them under threat of demolition. This is one of the two houses in the U of A’s East Campus Village that could disappear soon. It and its neighbouring house were built in 1914 in the Art & Crafts style. Built in the same era as the Ring Houses. Background here.“
“Drive-by, thumbnail sketches – from the passenger seat – on bumpy rural roads, earlier this week.”
“A view from the very crowded accidentally beach this weekend. It’s too hot!”
“For this week’s “your choice” I finally got back to the sketch I did two months ago and wanted to color in. I wonder how big the goslings are now? Will have to ride over to the neighborhood storm pond again and find out.”
Stay safe, stay cool, and keep on sketching!
Posted by Marlena Wyman