Friday, 15 October 2010

29th International Sketchcrawl Day

Tomorrow is the 29th International Sketchcrawl Day - a global, drawing marathon, involving artists the world round, all out and about with their sketchbooks, drawing and painting the things they see around them.

This is a photo from the previous International Sketchcrawl Day, taken by the group in Vienna, Austria. The drawing below was done on the same day by Stella with the group in Oslo, Norway:

Sketchcrawling was founded by Enrico Casarosa in San Fransisco. You can register on the official website to keep up with what's going on in your part of the world.

If you are in or near Sheffield and fancy taking part, join me for a cuppa in the cafe of the award-winning Weston Park Museum at 10am.

There's a map on their website if you don't know it, but it's not so far from the city centre: a short bus ride from the station.

There are loads of weird and wonderful things to sketch inside (and that's just the other visitors!), but bring lots of warm clothing too because, if it's a dry day, we can spend time outside in the adjacent park as well. I have booked us a lockable room as 'base camp', so we can dump big bags and lumpy jumpers in there until we need them. Let's hope it's warmer than this photo!

Try and get to the museum cafe before 10.20 if you can, as after that we will disperse either into the museum, or outside, depending on the weather forecast.

Although the cafe is lovely, it will probably be heaving come lunchtime, so I will be taking a packed lunch and a thermos, so we can picnic in our room. We'll aim to draw most of the day, but will re-convene towards the end of the afternoon at the University Arms just down the hill, for some chill-out time and to nosy into each others' sketchbooks.

Take a look at what people drew on last month's Sheffield Sketchcrawl. If you want to be on my Sketchcrawl mailing list for future events, email me.

And if you're curious to hear how we get on, I'll be talking all about Saturday's adventures on BBC Radio Sheffield with Rony Robinson on Sunday morning.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sketchcrawling looks fun!Have a great day all of you!
I'm off to Polzeath tomorrow, but will be taking my sketchpad....just in case!