Friday, September 2, 2022

Let's Sketch and Paint at BayArts

 Date : Sunday Sept. 25, 2022 
Time: 10:00- 4:00pm 
Location BayArts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village OH, 44140

Join us for a joint event with BayArts for Plein Air painting and sketching at Huntington Reservation. Our event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 25 with sketching or painting starting at 10:00am. If you want to participate in the larger event on other days with cash prizes, see the attached link.

Time-line for Sunday event

8 AM - 10 AM: Quick Paint Registration - stamp canvas. Register in person, $10 to paint. 

Free to sketch on your own.

10 AM - 12 PM: Quick Paint or Sketch

12:00 - 12:30: Sketch throw down, Brown bag lunch together

12 PM - 2 PM: Live judging by Jeff Suntala of the Quick Paint submission and other submissions on the BAYarts Campus.

2 PM - 4 PM Artist reception and Prize Awards for entire event. Work displayed for public viewing and purchase. Chatty’s Pizza and beverages will be available for purchase on the Fuller House Porch.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Let's Sketch Ben Franklin Community Gardens

Let's Sketch Ben Franklin Community Gardens

Date: Sunday, August 28
Time: 1:30-4:00pm
Location: 1905 Spring Road, Cleveland, OH  44109

Let's Sketch Ben Franklin Community Gardens
Join us to sketch at the Ben Franklin Community Garden, the largest garden in Cuyahoga County with over 200 plots. It’s located behind Ben Franklin Elementary School. The Garden was designated a Cleveland Landmark in 2005. Bathrooms and a covered pavilion available, probably free veggies! 


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Ohio Regional Urban Sketchers Summit



Date : Saturday August 13, 2022
Time: 9:00-5:00PM
Location: Columbus Metropolitan Library, 
96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 

Grab your art supplies and explore downtown Columbus as an urban sketcher!
Hosted by four Ohio USk chapters, the one-day Summit will feature workshops from six world-class instructors. There will also be opportunities for participants to practice and hone their urban sketching skills. All skill levels and media are welcome. Participants must provide their own materials.

Summit Schedule:
Registration, 9:00-9:30
Keynote Address, 9:30-9:50
Session 1, 10:00-12:00 (choose one workshop)
Lunch and Practice, 12:00-1:00
Session 2, 1:00-3:00 (choose one workshop)
Summit Wrap-up, 3:00
Continued Practice, 3:00-5:00

Instructors & Workshops
Amy Bogard, Quick Captures for Beginners
Yuki Hall, Expressive Urban Sketching
Kay Bea Jones, Artists Have Perspective: Tools for Conveying Space
David Rankin, Sketching Better & Faster Using a 9B Woodless Graphite Pencil & Blender
Jeff Suntala, Sketching People and Cars
Terry Welker, Composition Techniques

Register Here:
Event Website:

Friday, June 10, 2022

Let's Sketch The Tall Ships


Date: Sunday, July 10, 2022
Time: 1:30-4:00PM
Location: North Coast Harbor

Join us to sketch the Tall Ships Festival with 8 traditionally rigged sailing vessels at the Port of Cleveland. We'll meet near the North Coast Harbor, exact location TBD, check back for more details.

The Cleveland Tall Ships Festival will kick off on Thursday, July 7th and run through Sunday, July 10th. The event begins with a dramatic Parade of Sail on Thursday evening and features sailing vessels from Canada, the United States and Spain crewed, in part, by youth (ages 13 – 25).

Tuesday, May 31, 2022



Worthington Yards Courtyard

Date: Saturday June 4, 2022

Time: 12:00 noon to 3:00pm

Place: Worthington Yards at 725 Johnson Ct, Cleveland, OH 44113

Open to the public, this is a great opportunity to showcase your skill drawing/painting from nature. There will be hot dogs and burgers, drinks and music playing. It is also an opportunity to see the 'Illustrious Gravitas' Exhibition inside.

From Liz Maugans: 'Come and enjoy the views around you and bring a canvas, paper, and any materials you may need. If you can bring an easel all the better. We have a few tables to use but please let me know what your needs are so I can make sure we have enough to go around. Please bring in a chair.

Please also bring your business cards, promotional cards to pass out and any information you may want to share. Feel free to bring other things you may want to sell. Please send me a JPEG so I can share an example of your work in the PR. I will start a Facebook page as well. Thank you.'

[In the case of rain an alternate date will be scheduled.]

Monday, May 2, 2022

Let’s Sketch in Tremont Near Fat Cats

Cleveland Skyline from W. 10 near Fat Cats

Place: 2061 W 10th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

Date: Sunday May 22, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us to sketch views of the Cleveland skyline from the new Camp Cleveland Towpath Trail Link. Cleveland Metroparks has created a new gathering place at the end of W. 10, really worth a visit! Parking available at Fat Cats Restaurant.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Let's Sketch the Cleveland Museum of Art Lagoon

CMA Lagoon SE corner near Severance Hall

Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022

Time: 1:00 to See Jeff's Show, then 1:45-4:30 at the Lagoon.

Location: CMA Lagoon, SE Corner at benches.

Join us to see Jeff Suntala's Plein Air Cleveland Watercolor Show at UH Hospital at 1:00, then about 1:30-1:45 we will head over to the the CMA lagoon SE side near Severance. You can use Tinkham Veale Center (Student Center) for conveniences. Slight change of plans because the forecast is 80/sunny and the blossoms are out.