Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Manchester Symposium sharing and October sketchout

The October USk Twin Cities outing will kick off with sharing by the five Twin Cities sketchers who attended the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester, England in July! We'll follow that with sketching around the historic Grain Belt Brewery complex in Northeast Minneapolis. 

In July, five Twin Cities sketchers attended the international Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester, England.  Lonnie, Stefan, Cris, Amber and Daniel will share some highlights, stories and skills from the workshops and activities they attended, as well as reflect on what it's like to experience a city with 500 of your closest sketching friends from 40 different countries. And they'll have their Manchester sketchbooks available for viewing. We can also discuss the 2017 Symposium, which will be held a bit closer to home in Chicago, USA.

After the Symposium sharing (around 1:30) we'll head out to sketch around the Grain Belt Brewery complex. The complex is made up of several buildings, including the brewery, keg house, bottling house, stables, and an office building. These now house the library, artist studios, architects' offices, housing, a coffee shop and the American Craft Council headquarters.
Sketch of the Grain Belt Brewery and Pierre Bottineau Library by Daniel Green
Saturday 22 October at 11:30. We'll meet to discuss the Symposium in the Pierre Bottineau Library meeting room. At 1:30 we'll head outside to sketch around the grounds of the library and the Grain Belt Brewery complex. We'll meet at the library entrance at 4pm for show and tell of the day's sketches. 


If the group is interested, there are plenty of restaurants and watering holes within walking distance if we want to continue sketching and socializing.

1 comment:

  1. Amber,
    This is Harriet, the sketcher from St. Cloud, letting you know that I plan to attend the symposium sharing time and sketch around the brewery complex. I have Ken Avidor's ph. # and I'll txt him in case there is a last minute change.
    Looking forward to it!


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