Thursday, July 11, 2019

July sketchout - Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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Patrick Dougherty
Larger than life exhibit featuring work from sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Along with this amazing sculpture we will be surrounded by the lushness of summer's blooming. Miles of paths and gardens to choose from. Entry fee at the gate is $15

What: Sketching at the Patrick Doughtery sculpture at the MN Landscape Arboretum 
When: Sunday 21 July 2019 12-3PM. 
Where: MN Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55418

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June Sketchout - Silverwood Park

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photo from Three Rivers Parks
Nestled along the shores of Silver Lake, Silverwood Park is a unique natural destination devoted to supporting the practice, appreciation and awareness of creative interactions between people and the natural environment. Discover the work of regional artists and poets along park trails and indoor gallery space.

There is an indoor cafe on property so we can linger after our sketch session. We'll meet and greet on the plaza near the main entry doors at noon and reconvene there at 2:45pm to share our sketches and take a group photo.

What: Sketching at the visitor center and grounds of Silverwood Park
When: Sunday 16 June 2019 12-3PM. 
Where: Silverwood Park, 2500 County Road East, Saint Anthony, Minnesota 55421

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Urban Sketchers at Doors Open Minneapolis - May 18th

Urban Sketchers Twin Cities has been invited to participate in the Doors Open Minneapolis event the weekend of May 18-19th.

What is Doors Open Minneapolis?

"Doors Open Minneapolis is your chance to explore the buildings that tell our city’s story. From theaters to business hubs, sacred spaces to private clubs, sports complexes to engineering wonders, historical gems to not-even-open-yet buildings, Doors Open Minneapolis will give you a FREE behind-the-scenes look at 115 exciting venues.  Caretakers at these sites will be providing unique experiences that illustrate why these venues, and the people and businesses that work in them, are such marvels."
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Image by GianLorenzo91
Saturday May 18th from 10am-5pm Urban Sketchers Twin Cities will be leading a sketchwalk in the Downtown and North Loop of Minneapolis. You can come for any portion of this epic sketchwalk! Watch for an update on what great buildings we'll be sketching at each hour of the day

10-10:50: Foshay Tower W Minneapolis. (40 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
11-11:50: JB Hudson Jewelers: Young Quinlan Building  (40 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
12-12:45: IDS Center  (30 minutes to sketch. 15 minutes to share sketches, group photo, grab lunch to go)
1-1:50: Butler Square  (40 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
2-2:40: Kickernick  (30 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
3-3:50: Hewing Hotel  (40 minutes to sketch. 10 minutes to share sketches and group photo)
4-5: Fast Horse & Brunsfield North Loop Plaza  (45 minutes to sketch. 15 minutes to share sketches and group photo)

Monday, March 11, 2019

Architectural Antiques - March Sketchout!

Architectural Antiques will host Urban Sketchers Twin Cities on Saturday 16 March 12-3pm. Please join us for a fun afternoon exploring this jam-packed treasure trove. We'll meet near the front entrance at 2:45pm for a group photo and to share our sketches.

Where: Architectural Antiques, 1330 Quincy Street NE, Minneapolis, MN
When: 16 March, 12-3pm

Thursday, January 24, 2019

UMN College of Design - Sketching Minneapolis 2 February

Two members of our chapter are leading a sketching outing for the University of Minnesota College of Design's Design Student & Alumni Board and our chapter is invited to participate!

"Sketching Minneapolis
Saturday, Feb 2, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Start: Guthrie Theater, 818 S 2nd Street, Minneapolis
End: Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis (café)

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 sketcher aficionados Dan Green and Amber Sausen for a winter sketch session on the Minneapolis riverfront. Our mid-morning session will start at the Guthrie Theater with its panoramic views of St. Anthony Falls and the downtown business district. Then we will move to the Mill City Museum for some close-up views of the city’s industrial past. We will end the session with a stroll over to Open Book Center for Literary Arts – warming up and perking up with caffeinated beverages, artisanal baked goods, and richly layered interior vistas.

Supplies: Bring your favorite drawing medium – pencil, color pencil, charcoal, ink, watercolor or crayon… A medium or large sized sketchbook. A bag or tote to carry things. Warm clothes (if the weather cooperates there will be options to draw outside). A little cash for coffee or lunch.

For more about the urban sketchers living amongst us:

Presented by the UMN College of Design’s Design Student & Alumni Board with Urban Sketchers Twin Cities thanks to our 2018-19 College to Career program sponsors: Haworth, Studio BV, Peterssen/Keller Architecture; Damon Farber, DLR Group, HGA, and WSB; and LHB and Made for Retail. Image: Amber Sausen"

Registration (for full event):
No registration required if you want to just join us for lunch/coffee and sketchbook sharing at Open

February Sketching at the Minneapolis Central Library

The Minneapolis Central Library is the largest in the Hennepin County library system. Loads of light along with tucked away reading corners to explore.
Hope you can join us.

What: Sketching at Minneapolis Central Library
Where: 300 Nicollet Mall
When: 17 February 12-3pm. Meet in the center atrium at the base of the elevator at 12pm and again at 2:45pm to share sketches and take a group photo.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January Sketchout at the Minnesota State Capitol

What: Sketching, of course!
When: Sunday 20 January 1-4pm 
Where: Minnesota State Capitol. Meet in the rotunda at 1pm and again at 3:45 for a group photo and sharing our sketches.

Sketch by Amber Sausen

The Minnesota State Capitol was built in 1905 and designed by Cass Gilbert. The building underwent a major restoration that was completed in summer 2017. Let's spend an afternoon sketching this beautiful, historic space! More information about the building can be found on the MN Historical Society site.
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.)