Thursday, May 31, 2012

Historic League Park Sketchcrawl

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
Corner of East 66th & Lexington
Cleveland, OH

Join us for another sketchcrawl coming up on June 9th.  We'll be at the historic League Park in Cleveland.  This park is currently under renovations through the city of Cleveland, so there may be workers on the grounds.  When I took the picture, they were mainly working in the field and not near the structure or remaining wall.

The field opened in 1891 and sat over 20,000 fans.  A World Series was played there in 1920 by the Brooklyn Dodgers and our Cleveland Indians.  It offically closed at the end of the 1946 season.

Just a few blocks south at the corner of East 66th and Hough, there is a field of grapevines for a winery for those who may want to stray from League Park during or after the sketchcrawl.

There is little shade available at League Park, so please be sure to wear sunblock and appropriate protection.  Please read street signs as there is some street parking, but many spots, especially closest to the picture structure, where you cannot park.  Urban Sketchers Cleveland is not responsible for your parking tickets.  :-) 

The Hough neighborhood of Cleveland is currently being brought back to life by different programs within the city of Cleveland, including the Opportunity Homes and community gardens.  You will see many new and/or freshly renovated homes in the area.  This is also a neighborhood that was featured on last year's Garden Walk. 

So, let's start singing, "Take me out to the ballgame. . . . . buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks. . . . ."

As usual, questions before the event can be posted as comments here.  If you may need a contact phone number for the day of the sketchcrawl, email, and I will supply you with a contact phone number. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kirtland Historic Village

Vines growing on fence caught my eye.

10 minutes sketch of the Mills

 Idyllic setting for sketching, very enjoyable morning out in nature!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sketchcrawl at Historic Kirtland Village

Joined other sketchers for the Historic Kirtland Village sketchrawl.  It was a great morning, very mild with a little breeze, and not many bugs around.  The Mormons founded this village almost 200 years ago, and more recently, they have restored the buildings and offered up tours.  The tours ran very consistently throughout the morning.  I must have seen 6 or 7 pass by, with the later morning tours getting larger in size. 

I stayed outside, as the only way to get into the store and some of the other buildings was to be on the tour.  Another lady drew in the sawmill, which was very interesting with a great woodshop inside.

This building was to process "hot ash."  One of the other sketchers asked the tour guide that had passed by what that was, and she was told that it was for the production of fertilizer and ceramics. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sketchcrawl Tomorrow!

Scroll down on this blog for more information on tomorrow's sketchcrawl at the Kirkland Historic Village.  It's from 10am to Noon, and it is rain or shine since there are interiors and exteriors to draw.

If you need a phone number to contact, please send an email to

See you there!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Art Gallery

The Art Gallery
wonderful show from Evergreen Artists Exhibition is going on there, many different mediums, from oil, watercolor, drawing to Chinese watercolors.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Historic Kirkland Village Sketchcrawl

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
7800 Kirkland-Chardon Rd
Kirkland, OH

Join us for a sketchcarwl at Historic Kirland Village. This is a restored historic settlement where the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gathered shortly after the church was founded. Between 1831 and 1838 Joseph Smith & early members of the established the headquarters in Kirkland, Ohio, built a temple and a village. There are many restored historic buildings including a sawmill, a store, a schoolhouse, a stone quarry, and a farm. We will be giving a short introduction when we arrive, so if you'd like to hear more about the village, please be on time. There are buildings we can sketch inside and outside, so this is rain or shine.

This sketchcrawl welcomes all sketching levels, all ages, and all mediums (but please be careful of your paint, ink, and water). Photographers are welcomed. BYOSS (Bring Your Own Sketching Stool). No admission fee, but I believe donations are accepted in the visitors' center.

Carpooling is available, please send Maureen Ryan a private message or comment below to make arrangements.

This is not far from Holden Arboretum, so if you want to continue your sketching day, that's a good spot to go to.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Art Of Watercolor: Milind Mulick`s Book

Art Of Watercolor: Milind Mulick`s Book

Milind is an inspiration to all across the glob.  One of my student said looking at Milind's work that reminded her Sargent.