Monday, August 8, 2016

Old Coast Guard Station - Cuyahoga River


Old Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.
Sketches from Wendy Park and the old Coast Guard Station, now being renovated by the Metroparks. Listed on the National on the National Register of Historic Places, it's an Art Deco jewel -- one of a handful of Cleveland buildings made in the style. It was designed to look like a ship by J. Milton Dyer, the same architect that designed Cleveland's city hall.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Cleveland Restoration Society

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Sarah Benedict House/Cleveland Restoration Society

Gate to secret garden beside the house. 

Urban Sketcher Cleveland events took me to Asia Night Market at E. 36 & Rockwell, then a few days later to the Cleveland Restoration Society at E. 37 & Prospect. Always fun to discover hidden gems in the CLE.

Monday, June 6, 2016

BAYarts Sketch Outing

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Sullivan Gallery at Fuller House

Cat sculpture at entrance to BAYarts

Here are a few sketches from BAYarts, a great artist community located right on the shores of Lake Erie in BayVillage, Ohio. I've always loved the cat sculpture, it's been there forever!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

May 2016 Sketch Outing

We'll meet at BAYarts rain or shine@1:00pm, there are a few porches in case of rain. Then about 3:00pm over to Huntington Beach for Mitchell's Ice Cream. Friends and family are welcome!

May sketch outing, Sunday, May 29, 2016 1:00pm-3:00pm. 
28795 Lake Road Bay Village OH

This sketch outing will involve an ice cream finish!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Tremont Neighborhood

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Loop Coffee Shop • W. 11 & Fairfield
Clever bike stands seen around the neighborhood.
Plein Air sketching in Tremont, sitting in front of Parallax on W. 11 with the Urban Sketchers Cleveland. Loop is a fun coffee shop that sells vinyl records and small artwork. Materials used: Watercolor and woodless graphite in Moleskine sketch book. Black & white Prismacolor on colored paper.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

From the Women's International Air & Space Museum sketch outing in February.  This is a flight simulator training plane.  It reminds me very much of things you see from TWA in the 1960s.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Cleveland International Film Festival Community Partner

We were chosen as a community partner for the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival.  Everyone is eligible to receive a $2 discount on tickets whether purchasing tickets online, over the phone, in person at the box office, or at standby by using the code USCLE.

Our film is Parisienne which plays Monday, April 4th at 8:30pm and Tuesday, April 5th at 3:45.  More information is available at The Cleveland International Film Festival website.  This screening and nearly all of the other screenings are at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland. 

Please keep in mind the seating policy for the films.  Ticket holders line up in the hallway at least 20 minutes prior to the screening. 

Please join us for our partner film, or one of the many other great features, shorts, or documentaries that are available until Sunday, April 10th, 2016. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring Break at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello

Monticello's garden entrance that we see so often on the back of a nickel.
Here are the side of the house dependencies: 
the kitchen, smokehouse, etc. 

The side board walk over the stables and laundry at Monticello. 
Looks out onto the sun dial that really works!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 2016 Sketch Outing

Join us for our monthly sketch outing on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 from noon to 2pm at the Women's International Air & Space Museum at Burke Lakefront Airport.  It is located at 1501 North Marginal Road, Cleveland, OH.  There is a paid lot in front of the airport.  If the weather is really cold, I would suggest paying for parking as the nearest free parking is going to be on Lakeside (east side of East 9th).  Admission to the museum is free. 

We do have permission to sketch in the museum, but please be respectful of other visitors and travelers making their way through the museum and airport.  Stools should be fine, but please leave paint and bottles of ink at home. 

A reminder that we did move the sketch outing to Saturday which does open up more indoor venues for us. 

If you have any questions or comments, please leave a note on this posting or on our Facebook page.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Cleveland Skyline from the Cuyahoga River

Sketches from Windows on the River overlooking the Cuyahoga. Great to be back at Windows, wonderful memories of my daughter's wedding. Tried something & white Prismacolor on mid-tone colored paper.