Monday, April 20, 2015

April 2015 Sketch Outing

Join us on Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 2:00-4:00pm at MOCA Cleveland for our monthly sketch outing.  We will meet outside the rear entrance to the museum.  This entrance is located facing the complex of student housing, restaurants, and CIA.  It is not the entrance facing the intersection (that you see in the above photo). 

There is ample paid parking in the surrounding university and museum structures, and there is limited street parking.  This location is easily accessible by the Healthline and the red rapid line.  The address is 11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland. 

The weather should be chilly but mild, so outdoor sketching is a possibility.  Please be advised that if you decide to sketch inside MOCA that there is an admission fee, and please be careful what supplies you bring in, as museums typically only allow pencil. 

Sketchers of all levels and abilities are warmly welcomed to sketch with us.  Other than admission fees to venues, there is no other cost involved.  Meaning, we don't charge you a penny.

We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Heinen's Restoration of former Cleveland Trust Bank

Thumbnails from inside the food hall,
so much intricate detail. 
View from the balcony on the second level.
Exterior view from 9th & Euclid.
It was great to spend a few hours and really study the interior restoration of this historic building. I find it's easiest to do quick thumbnails to distill down the intricate details into basic shapes. Then continue on to making the sketches. Beautiful carvings, stained glass and the arched rotunda make this one of Cleveland's jewels and has similarities to Harrod's Food Hall in London.