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!

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

Set of artist pastels with easel on the landscape
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

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