Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Plein Air at Worthington Yards

Location: 725 Johnson Court, Cleveland, OH

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Time: 12:00-3:00PM

Plein Air in the Yards at Worthington Yards is a wonderful event hosted by Liz Maugans. The Gallery will be open, with live music and a barbecue in the outdoor courtyard. In case of rain, they will reschedule.

Save the date for the Ohio Urban Sketchers Summit, 
Sat. August 12, 2023
Columbus Library
Columbus, OH


Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Let's Sketch the Superman House



Date: May 21, 2023 
Time: 1:30 - 4pm 
Location: 10622 Kimberly Ave Cleveland, OH 44108

Superman was created by high school friends Jerry Siegel (writer) and Joe Shuster (artist). This is the house where Jerry Siegel lived while they both attended Glenville High School. Siegel produced a science fiction fanzine while in high school, and he and Joe worked on the school newspaper, graduating in 1934. They worked together on many projects while still in school, and over the years pitched various versions of Superman until one finally stuck and was accepted by National Comics (now DC Comics) in 1938. The rest as they say, is history.
After Superman's success, literally thousands of costumed and caped superheroes littered comic book shelves and made their way to radio, television and the silver screen. One can argue that the entire superhero genre, and the billions of dollars it has generated through various media, originated right here, in Cleveland, in this house.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Let’s Sketch the Thinker - Changed, meet inside CWRU University Center


Thinking it's better to meet inside the CWRU Tinkham Veale Student Center
In case of rain, we’ll meet at CWRU’s student center the Tinkham Veale University Center across East Blvd from the Art Museum. 
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

Date; Sunday, April 30, 2023
Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm
Location: 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

Meet us at the Thinker sculpture on the south steps of the Cleveland Museum of Art to sketch views from the steps and on the west side the new Nord family greenway. 
11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106

In case of rain, we’ll meet at CWRU’s student center the Tinkham Veale University Center across East Blvd from the Art Museum. 
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106

For rain: meet in Tinkham Veale University Center

Friday, March 10, 2023

Let's Sketch the 5th Street Arcades

 Location: 530 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023

Time: 1:30-4:00pm

The 5th Street Arcades are located between Euclid Ave & Prospect Ave. There are 4 entrances: 2 on Euclid & 2 on Prospect. Plenty of shops and galleries to sketch. Let's meet in the middle at the Food Court.


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Let's Sketch the Rocky River Nature Center


February 26th, 1pm to 4pm. The Rocky River Nature Center is packed with displays. Lots to see, learn and most of all, sketch! It features a river observation deck and a bird feeding station as well. Cleveland Metroparks for the win!
See you there. 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070

Friday, December 23, 2022

Let's Sketch CLE Public Library on a Saturday

Cleveland Public Library Main Branch

 Date: SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Cleveland Public Main Library

325 Superior Avenue, 
Cleveland, OH 44114

Join us to sketch at the Cleveland Public Library Main Branch on Saturday, January 21. Because the library is closed on Sundays, this event is on a Saturday. Many beautiful architectural details inside and great views of the Mall from the top floors.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Let's Sketch The Cleveland History Center

Come sketch with us at the Western Reserve Historical Society (the Cleveland History Center) on Sunday the 18th from 1 to 4pm. The center CLOSES at 4, so we're going to have to gather to see everyone's sketches at 3:30 in the front lobby. It opens at 10am if you want to see the whole museum and still have time to draw. DRY MEDIA ONLY. 

LOTS TO SKETCH. Cars, planes, the Euclid Beach carousel, the big Chief Wahoo, Cleveland history exhibits, vintage dresses, the mansion itself with all it's architectural ornamentation, there's something for everyone! Unfortunately there is a charge for this one. Mention the urban sketchers and get $2 off admission, so it will be $13, $11 for seniors over 62. There's also a parking flat rate of $8, just bring your ticket in to get the discount. 

Google "Cleveland History Center" to see all the contributor photographs people have uploaded to get an idea of the breadth of things to see. It's incredible. The auto museum alone has an entire floor of just Cleveland related cars (it was neck and neck between Cleveland and Detroit as to which city was going to be the auto capital of the world at one point).