Sketching fun at the Greenhouse near the Cultural Gardens, got to see the poinsettia display set-up and a wedding proposal!
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Here are 2 pastel drawings by George Czyrba from the last sketch crawl Nov. 30 at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse. He really caught the spirit quickly and finished these in less than an hour!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
You can find the greenhouse just east of the Cultural Gardens and just south of 90. The address is: 750 East 88th, Cleveland, OH.
We hope you can make it!
Friday, October 31, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Join us for a bonus sketch outing in October. Let's get as much sketching in as possible before winter settles in.
We'll be sketching the Marin Family's Halloween display. They've been doing this for a few years, and this year is the biggest yet. They made these giant Transformers themselves, and they have them on display right now.
This is a residential street, so please be considerate of parking spaces, driveways, and lawns. There is an empty parcel just slightly diagonal across the street from the display, so this is a good place for us to congregate.
Please comment to this post, if you have any questions.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Let's hope that we have weather like this for one more outing the last Sunday of October.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
As a side note, the one booth is "SubRosa." The guy in the booth was always in the way of the second half of the sign, but I thought at one point, I saw a "d," so I went with "Road."
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Merwin's Wharf restaurant
1785 Merwin Ave, Cleveland, OH
Meet at restaurant entrance
Please join us for our September Sketch Outing. We'll be meeting at Merwin's Wharf restaurant along the river. It's owned by the Cleveland Metroparks. Since we plan to sketch from their patio, weather permitting, it would be best if everyone orders at least a drink or food. There will be other places to sketch in the general area to sketch, if you decide to not stay on the patio. If it were to rain, we will sketch inside the restaurant. Of course, you can choose to sketch inside if you want, regardless of the weather.
I will post more specific directly this weekend, as the Columbus Ave bridge is still closed. Please watch here or on our Facebook page for more information.
All sketchers, all ages, all abilities, and all mediums are welcomed to join us. We love to give tips to those just starting out. If you have any questions, please feel free to post in the comments.
We generally meet up at 2pm, and then scatter to sketch what we find interesting, and then we meet up at 4pm for photos and show and tell. You are more than welcomed to start earlier, come later, or stay longer. It's very addictive once you start up.
This may be our last good outdoor sketching event before the cold weather sets in, so please consider coming out with us.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
It was a nice, but chilly morning, this past Sunday with a friend drawing from the overlook on Abby Road near the new bridge and Sokolowski's. It give a great view of the downtown skyline. Would be a great spot to sit and watch fireworks.
My friend was painting, and how the sun kept coming and going was causing her some problems. But, since I knew she'd be working longer than I would, it was nice to do a sketch that involved more than what I would usually do.
I did find that sketching from further away did help me get the proportions better and work tighter.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
Our last sketch outing starting at The Cleveland Botanical Gardens,
from the big oak in the middle of the oval you can see these Cleveland landmarks.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Corner of Euclid Ave and East 14th
Meeting spot is in front of the Starbucks on the corner
We'll meet there to start at 2:00pm and again at 4:00pm for our end of sketch outing show-and-tell
This event is rain or shine. If it rains, we should be able to sketch the sites from inside the Starbucks.
We meet the last Sunday of every month from 2pm-4pm at different locations in the city to sketch. Everyone is welcomed. It's free and open to the public. No prior drawing experience required. Beginners are warmly welcomed and encouraged.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
We should have sketched them, but they had these weird rolly/rocking chairs that almost looked like thumbtacks that we all took turns trying. They were shockingly comfortable.
I'll be posting our next sketch outing in the next day or so, so keep watching here or find us on Facebook at Urban Sketchers Cleveland. We'll be sketching the last Sunday of every month from 2-4pm. Though, we'll have some ad hoc ones here and there based on special events or just when the mood strikes us.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Everyone is welcomed. Beginners are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Free to all.
Suggested items to bring, sketching material of choice and a chair or blanket to sit on. Feel free to post any questions in the comments, or visit us on Facebook at Urban Sketchers Cleveland.
Posted by Maureen at 4:31 AM
Monday, March 31, 2014
Thumbnail sketches at Tower City Fountain
Exciting to sketch while the Cleveland International Film Festival
was happening at Tower City. Especially fun for me because
Beth Harrington - director of The Winding Stream
stayed with us and we had a Syracuse reunion.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Here are sketches I created on my phone. It's great for value studies, although it takes some getting used to. The first two are of the Fulton Rd. and Clark area and the third is Uptown in University Circle.
And here are some sketches of people while waiting to get my car fixed.