Next Sketch Outing

Friday, Sept. 27: Danny Woo Community Garden

Upcoming Sketch Outings

All outings begin at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Throwdown is at 12:30 p.m. in the same location as the initial meeting unless otherwise noted. 


Friday, Sept. 27: Danny Woo Community Garden, International District


Saturday, Oct. 5: Convention Center/Freeway Park with Bob Krikac's WSU students


Sunday, Sept. 8 (ad hoc): Edmonds Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
If you missed the Greenwood Car Show, the Edmonds show is your second chance for lots of vintage rides to sketch! (Bonus: It’s smaller and less crowded than Greenwood.) The show begins at 10 a.m. at 5th and Main near the fountain. We won’t have an initial meetup; instead, meet at 12:30 p.m. outside the Starbucks near the fountain for the throwdown.

Friday, Sept. 13: Seattle waterfront
Now that the viaduct is a nothing but a fond(?) memory, Seattle’s waterfront has changed dramatically. Sketch the buildings that you can now see without obstruction or, if you’re sentimental, sketch the stump vestiges of the viaduct still visible from the area. Meet at the statue of Ivar feeding the gulls in front of Ivar’s Acres of Clams at Pier 54 (between Spring and Madison). (A nearby Starbucks or the ferry terminal will be our weather contingency plan).

No more viaduct!

Saturday, Sept. 14: 10 a.m.: Queen Anne neighborhood; 12 noon: Symposium sharing & discussion
Meet near the front entrance of the Queen Anne branch library (400 W. Garfield) and sketch the neighborhood around it. Throwdown will be at 12 noon inside the library’s large meeting room, immediately followed by. . .

Amsterdam Symposium Sharing & Discussion
Bring a bag lunch and join us for an informal sharing and discussion session about the Amsterdam symposium! A record-breaking number of Seattle USk members attended the international USk symposium in July. If you attended the symposium, please share your thoughts and experiences briefly with the group. If you have never attended a symposium but are interested in learning what it’s like, here’s your opportunity!

Queen Anne library

Friday, Sept. 27: Danny Woo Community Garden
Danny Woo Community Garden (620 S. Main St.), tucked away next to I-5, is a Chinatown/International District gem. In addition to fruit trees, gardens and a chicken coop, the 1.5-acre garden offers views of south downtown (Smith Tower and new apartments) and T-Mobile Park. Or climb to the top of the terraced hillside and sketch Kobe Terrace Park, which features a 200-year-old stone lantern. Meet on Main Street at the foot of the stairway to the garden. (In case of rain, we’ll retreat to nearby Panama Hotel Café.)

Saturday, Oct. 5: Freeway Park/Convention Center with Bob Krikac’s class
Bob Krikac, WSU interior design instructor, brings his sophomore class to Seattle each year. Bob believes strongly in the value of keeping a sketchbook. To reinforce that habit among his students, it has become an annual tradition for him and his class to join USk Seattle on a sketch outing. This year, we’ll meet at the Convention Center (705 Pike St.), which offers unique interior views, and adjacent Freeway Park if the weather is friendly. Meet at the fountain on the Convention Center’s main floor.

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