Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Bell Museum Sketchout - Wednesday 18 December 5:30-8:30


It's hibernation time at the Bell Museum with their December After Hours theme of Rest-oration. Please note this will be a Wednesday evening event. Enjoy a winter evening of sketching the collections and enjoying the After Hours activities.

Sketch by Daniel Green

Where: Bell Museum, 2088 Larpenteur Avenue West, St Paul, MN 55113
When: 5:30-8:30pm Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Cost: FREE for the first 25 sketchers. Regular admission rates after that.

Please check in at the ticket desk and let them know you're an Urban Sketcher. After the first 25, regular admission rates apply. Reminder: UMN students and members get free admission every day.

Let's meet in the main lobby at 5:30 to say hello. We'll meet in the lobby again at 8:15 to share our sketches and take a group photo.

What makes this sketchout even more wonderful is that the Bell Museum, a beloved sketching spot for Urban Sketchers Twin Cities has invited our chapter to collaborate on an artistic endeavor!

The Bell is looking for nature-themed sketches for use on postcards for correspondence with donors and other museum constituents. Participating sketchers need to be willing to share their work with the Bell and will be recognized with their name on the card and a small stipend. Artwork could be seasonal, with a focus on late fall and winter, or could highlight the collections. Final selections will be made by the Bell Museum.

To submit sketches for consideration, please upload them using this form. If you have technical difficulties, please contact urbansketcherstwincities [at] gmail [dot] com.




Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November 17th Sketchout at Keg and Case Market

Please join Urban Sketchers Twin Cities for our November sketchout at Keg and Case Market in St Paul on Sunday November 17th at 12pm.















We'll meet inside the Webster Street Entrance by the steps at noon to kick off the sketchout. We'll meet again at 2.50pm at the same location to share our sketches and take our usual group photo. Hope to see you there!

Keg and Case Market address: 928 7th Street West, St Paul, MN 55102

Thursday, October 10, 2019

October Sketchout - Peavey Plaza

EDIT: We missed some important information on this post! This sketchout is happening October 19th 10am-12:30pm. Thanks to everyone who reached out to ask for further details.

Back by popular demand! Amber Sausen and Daniel Green will be leading a workshop for the College of Design's Design Student and Alumni Board. Come to sketch on your own or join in a series of guided exercises.

Photo by Nancy Kuehn
From napkin doodlers to plein air masters, Urban Sketching is a growing movement that brings together folks with a common passion – they like to draw the world around them! Join local Urban Sketchers Daniel Green and Amber Sausen for a fall sketch session at the newly re-opened Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. The renovated plaza has spectacular views of the city and blurs the line between landscape architecture and architecture. Daniel and Amber will lead us through several sketching exercises intended for sketchers of all skill levels! We will end the session with a stroll over to Peace Coffee inside the AT&T Tower – warming up and perking up with caffeinated beverages and an opportunity to share your sketches with others.

Supplies: Bring your favorite sketching supplies and warm clothes (In case of wet or overly windy weather, there is a back-up plan to move indoors).

This month's outing is supported by our friends at the Design Student and Alumni Board and their 2019-20 College to Career Program Sponsors:
Haworth, Studio BV, Damon Farber Landscape Architects, Lucy Interior Design, HGA, WSB, and Made for Retail

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Silent Auction partnership with AIA-MN

Urban Sketchers Twin Cities has been invited to collaborate with AIA Minnesota on a silent auction of original urban sketches during their annual conference in November. The proceeds will benefit Urban Sketchers Twin Cities and the MN Architectural Foundation.
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Silent Auction at the 9th Urban Sketchers Symposium in Porto, Portugal
We'll be collecting art from USk-ers willing to donate during our September and October outings. At our September sketchwalk, we'll have watercolor paper available for anyone willing to create an artwork for the auction.

It's an exciting opportunity to raise money that could be used to help us fund a workshop for our chapter or to create a scholarship to send an USk-TC member to a workshop or Symposium!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Founding of Minneapolis Sketchwalk - 22 September

Sunday September 22nd from noon to 5pm Urban Sketchers Twin Cities will be leading a sketchwalk centered on some of the oldest sites in Minneapolis. You can come for any portion of this full afternooon sketchwalk!

Photo by Eric Mueller of Amber Sausen sketching
11:45 (optional): Depart from 5th Street SE & 5th Avenue SE to walk together to beginning of sketchwalk. This is a residential area with plenty of street parking available.

12-12:50: St. Anthony Main Street and Water Power Park (45 minutes to sketch. 5 minutes to share sketches and group photo) Meet to share sketches at the small plaza across the street from Aster Cafe.

1-1:50: Nicollet Island Inn and Cast Iron Bridge (45 minutes to sketch. 5 minutes to share sketches and group photo). Meet near the end of the iron bridge to share sketches.

2-2:50: Our Lady of Lourdes Church (45 minutes to sketch. 5 minutes to share sketches and group photo). Meet on the church steps to share sketches.

3-3:50: Ard Godfry House. This is right across the street from Lunds & Byerly grocery store--a perfect stop for snacks for restroom access (45 minutes to sketch. 5 minutes to share sketches and group photo) Meet in front of the house entrance to share sketches.

4-5:00: 5th Street SE Historic District (50 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo) Meet at the corner of 5th Street SE & 5th Avenue SE to share sketches.



Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bonus August Sketchout! August 31st at St. Anthony Falls Lock Visitor Center




Urban Sketchers Twin Cities will be participating in Sunset on the Lock: Chalk the Lock. This is a unique opportunity to visit the lock outside of the usual visiting hours. USk-TC admins will be hosting a family-friendly watercolor sketching activity for the public!

What: Sketching, A family-friendly watercolor activity hosted by USk-TC, Chalk Art by Shawn McCann
When: Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Where: Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Visitor Center, 1 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Monday, August 12, 2019

August 17th Sketchout at St. Paul Food Truck Festival

Please join us for some eat/drink and draw at St Paul Food Truck Festival on August 17, 2019 in Mears Park, downtown Saint Paul.

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Event website: http://www.uptownfoodtruckfestival.com/st-paul#stpaul
When & Where: Meet at the corner of 6th Street East and Sibley Street North in front of the Mears Park Place Apartments Building at 12pm to kick it off. We'll meet back at this same location at 2:50pm to share our sketches (and food review/ recommendations).
Of Note: Sketchers who went to the Symposium in Amsterdam will bring their sketchbooks and a few art supply goodies to share.
Hope to see you at this event!
To add yourself to the map, go to this link and follow the instructions (Note: You'll need to sign in with your Google account first.)