Wednesday, March 30, 2016

April 2nd Sketch Group at Two Locations

Saturday, April 2

9:00 AM
Cooper Young Farmers Market
First Congo parking lot at Cooper and Walker

11:30 AM 
Overton Park Reading Flash Mob on the Greensward
(This is a good opportunity for "reportage" sketching of the Greensward/Zoo parking controversy.)

Join us for one or both! Please comment here or in our Facebook group if you plan to attend.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Sketch Group at Memphis Theological Seminary

Next sketch group
Saturday, March 5
Memphis Theological Seminary
168 East Parkway South
10:00 AM
I’m finding out where to meet. We will be able to go inside and sketch the chapel and hall (which has lovely plasterwork), and we can sketch outside (the weather should be nice).

Please comment here or in our Facebook group if you plan to attend.

Sketch by Martha Kelly

Saturday, January 16, 2016

New USk Workshops!
Feb. 13: Orlando, with Thor and Kelly Medford
March 6: Lisbon, with Ch’ng Kiah Kiean
March 21, 25: Newbury, With Isabel Carmona, Inma Serrano and Swasky
April 22-25: Seattle, with Frank Ching and Gail Wong
May 13-15: Seattle, with Stephanie Bower
July 14-16: Galway, with Shari Blaukopf, Róisín Curé and Marc Holmes

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

February Sketch Group at Cleveland Street Flea Market

February sketch group
Saturday, February 13
Cleveland Street Flea Market, 438 North Cleveland Street 
10:00 AM
We'll meet at the Cleveland Street Flea Market - we can sketch inside, and if it's nice out there is also plenty to sketch outside. There are plenty of places nearby to have lunch after, too.

Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend.

(from our last visit - top sketch by Martha Kelly, bottom by Elizabeth Alley)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Announcing the Fourth Annual West Coast Sketch Crawl

The Fourth Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl, will be held in Tacoma, Washington (USA) Aug. 19-21, 2016. Tacoma offers an historically and architecturally rich downtown area. San Francisco, Portland and San Diego were hosts of this annual event in previous years. See the blog for details. regarding past events, the agenda (schedule of events for Tacoma), lodging information, how to RSVP if you plan to attend, and our Facebook link. This is a free event.  

January Sketch Group at the Fairgrounds

Next sketch group
Sunday, January 17
Fairgrounds Tour, Mid-South Coliseum, 996 Early Maxwell Blvd
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
This month we are joining the walking and talking tour of the Fairgrounds
1:00 PM We will meet at the west entrance to the Coliseum an hour before the tour starts. 
2:00 PM Meet back up at the west entrance for the tour.
3:00 PM Tour ends back at the Coliseum. Stick around to share your sketches!

And don't forget to dress warmly!

Please comment here or on our Facebook page if you plan to attend. 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

St. Jude Marathon

Waiting for the race to begin

The police are waiting

The front runner

Running hard

Here they come

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sketching at the India Fest

Seven sketchers met at the Agricenter yesterday to sketch at the India Fest.


 Here are a few of the sketches.

 There was lots of food.

 There were colorful costumes

 and there was live music.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Some Sketches from the August Sketch Group at the Peabody

A few of my sketches from our sketch group at the Peabody in August. I had just returned from the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Singapore, where I'd taken a very inspiring workshop about sketching people.

I love going to the Peabody and watching the spectacle of people watching the march of the Peabody ducks.

A few sketches by some others in the group - click the image for more detail.

Sketch Group this Saturday and Upcoming Dates

This Saturday, October 3
Bona Fide Blues Festival, Overton Square
***11:00 AM (change from usual time!)***
Parking may be easier at that time – acts don’t start until noon – but they may charge for parking at the garage.
meet at sculpture at the corner of Cooper and Madison
Also in October, try to attend these sketch outings to take advantage of the fall weather:

Saturday, October 10
Pink Palace Crafts Fair at Audubon Park (entry fee)
10:00 AM
meeting place TBD

Saturday, October 17
Elmwood Cemetery
10:00 AM
meet by the office

Saturday, October 24
River Arts Fest, South Main (entry fee)
10:00 AM
meet on east side of Central Station on South Main

And November’s Sketch Group:Saturday, November 7
India Fest at the Agricenter
10:00 AM
meet at the end of the entrance hall, towards the main room and away from the doors