Next Sketch Outing

Sunday, Jan. 16: Zoom

Upcoming Sketch Outings

Sketch by Tina Koyama

Sketch Your Room on Zoom

Zoom: Sunday, Jan. 16: 10 a.m.

To enable as many sketchers to participate as safely as possible, we’ve been trying our darnedest to find sketch locations with at least some sheltered, outdoor areas. Unfortunately, such locations are scarce, and with the cold temps lately, outdoor sketching has become inhospitable. With infection rates continuing to climb, we are going back to Zoom meetups, at least until the weather improves enough for outdoor gatherings again. Thanks for your patience!

The Jan. 16 Zoom will be an exciting change from last year’s show & tell format! Inspired by Steve Reddy, who has been sketching the rooms of his house, let’s sketch whatever room we can see from our devices while chatting on Zoom. Or sketch whatever you see through a nearby window. Share sketches, of course, and let’s try this form of urban sketching!

Zoom link will be sent on the Google group mailing list the day before Jan. 16.


16 comments:

  1. love to join, are most outings during the week?
    Sandee

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    1. We schedule at least one outing per month on a weekend (usually the third Sunday of the month) and at least one on a Friday. In the warmer weather months, we usually meet several times a month.

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  2. am just beginning to sketch during self isolation. please recommend online courses available. thank you

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    1. myblueprint.com has excellent online video art courses, including many on urban sketching! Have fun and keep drawing!

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    2. Hi Miata
      I tried going on blueprint but did not come up with the art site. Do you have another name for it? Thanks

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    3. Unfortunately, Bluprint went out of business a few months ago. :-(

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    4. It has been rebranded as Craftsy again: https://www.craftsy.com/#

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  3. please let us know when we can start sketching together, 6 feet away right? With masks?

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    1. Hi Sandee! We're all eager to sketch together again! We are following Gov. Inslee's requirements for organizations to resume meetings. Currently King Co. is in modified phase 1, which limits social gatherings to 5 or fewer people outdoors.

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  4. Hello fellow sketchers
    Is anyone sketching in downtown Seattle these days? I go to the Market and stay outdoors and it seems to work fine. Please let me know if you are starting up again. Stay Well

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    1. Hi Susan! We're all eager to sketch together again! We follow Gov. Inslee's requirements for meetings. The limit for our type of organization is still 5 or fewer people outdoors. Since we have no way to limit the number of people who might show up at a sketch outing, we are still not organizing any official outings. But you are welcome to invite 4 or fewer friends for an outdoor gathering while maintaining social distance and following other safety protocols. Stay safe and happy sketching!

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    2. It is now mid-March 2021 any more thoughts about meeting outside now that spring is coming? Thanks, susan

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    3. Hi Susan! We are still following the state's requirements for "recreational" gatherings, which are currently restricted to 15 people from no more than 2 households. We are as eager to sketch again as a group as you are! Thanks for your patience, and happy sketching!

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  5. Hi there! I am on the communications team for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and we would be interested in starting an conversation with you for hosting an outing in the future after the current COVID-19 restrictions are softened. My email is hudson.k@portseattle.org to connect. Thank you! -Kate

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  6. I’m having trouble finding out about upcoming outings. A friend recommended urban sketchers seattle but didn’t give my the way to connect

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    1. Hi Gay! Do you see the announcement on this page (above)? This is where we announce the outings. We are also on Facebook. If you'd like to receive email announcements, please make a request at usk.seattle at gmail.com , and we'll put you in our Google group. Thanks for your interest!

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