Tuesday, July 19, 2016

August Sketch Group at the Peabody Hotel

Join us for our annual air-conditioned trek to the Peabody Hotel, Saturday, August 6 at 10:00 AM. We'll meet in the lobby, have some mimosas, sketch some ducks. See you there!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Sketches from Earnestine & Hazel's

We went to the world-famous bar Earnestine & Hazel's for our July sketch group, sort of by accident. The plan had been to go to a restaurant next door, but it wasn't open and didn't seem likely to open any time soon. But that's okay, and sort of typical around here, so we went to Earnestine & Hazel's, which was a great option! It's an interesting place with good burgers and an even better juke box. Here are a few sketches from our day:

Fellow sketchers by Elizabeth Alley

Fellow sketcher and juke box by Cynthia McDonald

Clarence the bartender by Julie Wiklund

Fellow sketcher, pool table, and back wall pattern by Julie Wiklund

Thursday, July 7, 2016

July Sketch Group at The 5 Spot

Next sketch group
Saturday, July 9
The 5 Spot, 84 GE Patterson (behind Earnestine & Hazel's)
11:00 AM (They open at 11)
The 5 Spot has a good looking menu; be prepared to chill out for a while as we sketch!

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Sketch from June Sketch Crawl on South Main by Mary K VanGieson

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

March Sketch Group

Here is my one little sketch from our outing at the beautiful Memphis Theological Seminary in March, and everyone else's sketches of the grounds and the interior.

Friday, June 10, 2016

A Couple of April Sketch Groups

In April and October we like to take advantage of the good weather and sketch every weekend. These sketches are from two weekends in April.

We went to the Cooper Young Farmers Market and then to Overton Park one Saturday. These are my sketches from the day.

Mary K VanGieson's sketch from the farmers market.

On another Saturday we went to Crosstown to sketch everything, but it was unseasonably cold so we mostly sketched from inside the Cleveland Street Flea Market.

Here are everyone else's sketches!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

South Main Sketch Crawl

Here are my two sketches from our sketch crawl on South Main this past Saturday, and some group shots.

We sketched at the plaza of the National Civil Rights Museum, then walked over to the intersection of South Main and GE Patterson. After that we went to the Farmers Market, but we were all pretty exhausted by then so we looked at each other's sketches.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Sketch Group - South Main Sketch Crawl

Next sketch group Saturday, June 4, 10:00 AM

We're going to do a real sketch crawl this month! Meet on South Main at the National Civil Rights Museum plaza at 10:00 AM, where we'll sketch for about 45 minutes. Then we'll move to the Main & GE Patterson intersection to sketch the iconic Arcade Restaurant, train station, and Earnestine and Hazel's. Then to the Farmers Market to sketch more before sharing our work.

All ages and skill levels are welcome! See you there!

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).

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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.