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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January 2017 Sketch Meet

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!

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December sketch meet

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

Special Event!

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.

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October Sketch Meet

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.



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September sketch meet

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.

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August sketch meet

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

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