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Saturday March 25: International District
Urban Sketching at Drawing Jam
|12/5/15 Skinner Auditorium filled with models and artists.|
If you like to sketch people in action as much as I do, Gage’s Drawing Jam is a sketcher’s paradise!
Even if you never enter any of the multiple studios filled with clothed,
unclothed and wildly costumed models,
lots and lots of people are available to draw – whether they know it or not. For
the second year, Urban Sketchers Seattle used the Jam as an opportunity for a
meetup, and what an opportunity it was!
|12/5/15 John Rizzotto giving a still-life demo|
After having a ball all morning in my favorite costumed
model studio, my intention was to go back in there after the sketchbook sharing
and lunch in the auditorium. Somehow, though, I never made it back, because the
auditorium was filled with so many other people to draw. Of course, I did fill
several pages of my sketchbook with one-minute sketches of models posing on the
scaffolding set up for that purpose. But when I tired of that, I sketched the
other artists, the musicians that changed out every hour (you might recognize
some of them from last year’s sketches),
and even a Gage instructor who was giving a still life demo. I didn’t
even have to move my chair – I could just swivel around 90 or 180 degrees and
sketch whatever I spotted in another direction.
|12/5/15 Tangletown String Band|
|12/5/15 Parnassus Project cellist|
|12/5/15 percussionist for Ask Sophie|
|Michele (fourth from back) shivers in the rain as we wait to bust the doors down at Gage!|
|I spotted at least two other urban sketchers at the Jam who didn't make it into|
our group selfie!
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