Thursday, 9 June 2011

SketchCrawl no 7: The General Cemetery

Our next SketchCrawl is this coming Sunday, June 12th.

If you want to spend the day outdoors (hopefully in the sunshine), having a lovely time sketching spooky tombs, beautiful, mature trees, an Egyptian-style mausoleum or a deserted and semi-derelict Victorian church, please come along to the Sheffield General Cemetery and join us. It's all free, good fun and open to anyone of any ability or experience.

We are meeting at 10.00 just inside the main entrance, on Cemetery Avenue, S11 8NT (just set back off the Ecclesall Road). This is the plan:

10.00 - 11.30: the main gate / catacombs

11.30 - 12.30: trees and (hopefully) sunlight / shadows

12.30 - 1.30: lunch (there are shops and cafes not too far off, but ideally pack some sandwiches and something to drink, to save trekking back and forth)

1.30 - 3.00: the old church / mausoleum

3.00 - 4.00: gravestones and tombs

4.00 - 5.00ish: The Stag pub on Psalter Lane

If we are unlucky and the weather is awful, Plan B is to spend some time drawing in a coffee shop on the Ecclesall Road and then walk up to the Botanical gardens and draw in the glasshouses. If we do, it'll be a different pub, rather than The Stag.

Lets hope for glorious sunshine though because, if you've not been yet, I'd love you to get to see the old cemetery. Its not too far from me, so I have been in there sketching a few times before. It's a favourite place so, when Liz Steel, fellow Urban Sketcher, visited from Australia, we went there and we did some sketching together.

SketchCrawling has become a regular feature here in Sheffield and I always post details here a few days in advance, but if you would like to be on a mailing list that emails you details of any SketchCrawls I am planning, let me know.

1 comment:

Jean said...

Sounds like a wonderful adventure. I wish I were there. i know you'll post some of your sketches. I'll be waiting. So fun to travel the world with bloggers.