Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sketch Group This Saturday at Crosstown Tower

Join us for an exciting sketch group this Saturday, October 1, at the Sears Crosstown Tower.
Sears Crosstown Tower
Saturday, October 1
10:00 AM
We will meet in the parking lot at the corner of Cleveland and Autumn. We'll be able to go inside the building, so please wear closed-toed shoes and don't count on great light for sketching.
This is a great opportunity to see the inside of this iconic structure. Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Memphis Urban Sketchers @ the Dixon

This month we sketched at the Dixon. We started in the gardens. I decided to sketch this deer first. It reminded me of Zac + he was out at his hunting land. I wondered if I saw more deer than he did (I didn't). I found a cute little bench on top of gorgeous stepping stones + grass. It was so peaceful...then came the mosquitos...they were relentless. I didn't even think about bringing bug spray. I still really enjoyed it.

DeerSketching at the DixonBench

They had tons of beautiful flowers blooming. Zinnias are some of my favorites too :)

FlowersDixon gardenDixon garden

It started to get hot + the gallery was opening, so I went inside. The guard did not like my mini backpack so I had to take it out to the car. I carried my small sketchbook + put my car key, pencil sharpener, kneaded eraser + phone in my pocket. I sketched some Jean-Louis Forain paintings:




My last sketch was of the chairs + lights at the Cafe Forain. We visited there for a bit + showed our sketches. Fun morning :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Upcoming Dates and Locations for Sketch Groups, Plus Extra Festivals

Some of these might change. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
Oct 1, 10 AM to 1 PM Sears Crosstown Tower (to be confirmed)
Nov 5, 11 AM to 1 PM India Festival at the Agricenter
Dec 3, 10 AM to 1 PM, either Central/Cooper/Young or Rhodes Library (to be confirmed), depending on the weather
Jan 7 Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (to be confirmed)
Feb 4 Peabody Hotel
Mar 3 Riverfront
Apr 7 Botanic Gardens (to be confirmed)
May 5 Beale Street (during but not at Music Festival)
June 2 Central Library
July 7 Mississippi River Museum (to be confirmed)
Aug 4 Young Avenue Deli
Sep 2 Collierville Town Square
Some other ideas for places to sketch during Memphis' festival season:
Sep 10 International Goat Days in Millington
Sep 10 Germantown Festival
Sep 17 Cooper Young Festival
Sep 17 Memphis Airshow @ Millington Airport
Oct 1 Repair Days
Oct 9 Pink Palace Crafts Fair @ Audubon Park
Oct 22 River Arts Fest
Oct 22 Victorian Village House Tour

Saturday, September 3, 2011

More Work from Dixon Outing

I thoroughly enjoyed the Dixon today as well. Here is one my drawings after Forain.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Today we had a lovely sketch group at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. We all sketched in the gardens first, and luckily a couple of people thought to bring bug spray! Some of us also sketched inside the museum, where a great exhibit on Jean-Louis Forain is installed. We finished up with some lunch and socializing at their outdoor cafe, which is thankfully cooled with fans and misters.

We'll definitely return to the Dixon to sketch in the gardens in the spring!

Here are my sketches from today: