Next Sketch Outing

Sunday, Oct. 17: location TBD

Upcoming Sketch Outings

COVID is very much still with us. Infections from the Delta variant continue to increase significantly in King County and WA in general.  Please protect your own health and be considerate of others who may be more vulnerable than you by wearing a mask whenever you cannot keep a social distance (indoors and outdoors).

With this in mind, we are asking everyone to please wear a mask during the initial meetup and throw-down. Let’s keep ourselves and each other healthy so that we can continue to enjoy USk outings as long as possible! Thank you for your cooperation!

Obviously, if you have had symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath, in the last 2 weeks, please do not attend.

Sunday, Sept. 19, 12 noon (the library’s opening time) to 2:30 p.m.: Seattle Central Library

Seattle Central Library
1000 4th Ave., Seattle

Dare to sketch the challenging angles of the Koolhaas/Prince-Ramus-designed building! In case of inclement weather, a few nearby awnings offer shelter. Alternatively, sketch inside the library, where Levels 1, 3 and 5 are currently open to the public. Meet outside the Fourth Avenue entrance.


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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