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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April 2017 Sketchmeet

Saturday April 1, 2017

Biological Sciences Centre, U of A (click on North Campus Map and scroll down to click on Biological Sciences Centre)

Meet at 11:00 (see below) or wander on your own

Meet for lunch at 1:00 in the Garneau Lounge, HUB Mall

I was on campus today and did a bit of reconnaissance for our sketchmeet on April 1. Enter the Biological Science Building through the door of the new wing that is closest to Saskatchewan Drive (See photo – The Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science).

Walk straight ahead and turn right at the Second Cup (closed on Saturdays). Go through the double doors and I will be at the Fungi and Lichens case to the right for anyone who wants to meet first at 11:00. Otherwise, feel free to wander on your own.

We can go to HUB for lunch at 1:00. You can grab some food and we’ll meet in the Garneau Lounge (upstairs middle-ish in HUB).

Paid parking along Saskatchewan Drive, in the Windsor Car Park and behind HUB, or you can take the LRT.

I couldn’t find the staircases to nowhere but there are museum cases of specimens in a lot of the elevator/stair landings in both towers, and there are amazing views of the city from the windows in the upper stairwells.





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March 2017 Sketchmeet

Thanks to Karen Wall for organizing our Sketchmeet.

Visit one of our sketchers, Joanne Wojtysiak, as artist-in-residence at Happy Harbour Comics! 10729 104 Ave NW, Edmonton. Draw things also.

Saturday March 4th, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Lunch 12:30 Location TBA: We can pick a cafe for afterward when we’re there.


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