Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Mark Your Calendars: October 20


The Ottawa Urban Sketchers will be back in the Byward market for 
WW Sketchcrawl 61
Please mark your calendars
We will post details in September





The idea for a world wide sketchcrawl originated with Enrico Casarosa of San Francisco in late 2004 . Enrico is an  Italian storyboard artist and director who works at Pixar Animation Studios.

Since 2004, SketchCrawl has become a worldwide phenomenon participated by artists around the world armed with sketchpads, pencils, watercolor and other sketching materials.


The LAST time the Ottawa urban sketchers did a Sketchcrawl in the Byward Market was in 2015 and if you would like to read our report you can find it here: https://ottawaurbansketchers.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-great-day-in-ottawas-byward-market.html
From WW Sketchcrawl 49: October 2015 - Byward Market
 
From WW Sketchcrawl 49: October 2015 - Byward Market (by Cindi Moynahan-Foreman)
 
From WW Sketchcrawl 49: October 2015 - Byward Market
 Want to know more about World Wide Sketchcrawls? 
Visit the links below.



Photo Blog of Sketching "Armour" June 2019

Ottawa Urban Sketchers

A special thanks to Ottawa urban sketcher/artist Denis Madore
 for suggesting this venue for our June outing. 
We all enjoyed it very much!


I hope you enjoy some of the photos taken of our Ottawa urban sketchers enjoying this exhibition.




Monday, June 18, 2018

June 28: Armour/Armure at the Canadian War Museum

We are inviting ALL urban sketchers in Ottawa to join us on June 28, 2018 between 5 and 8 pm for this FREE evening of sketching at Canada's War Museum.

Armour / Armure

An exhibition developed by Contemporanea Progetti in collaboration with the Museo Stibbert (Florence, Italy) about "Armour" recently opened at the Canadian War Museum on June 15, 2018.


Armour is a fascinating display of protective gear used by knights, soldiers, athletes and actors through time.

Have you ever seen a “Parade Corselet” or a “youth’s suit of armour” from the late 1500s? Would you like to sketch the “bullet farmer” costume from Mad Max: Fury Road (on loan from Warner Brothers)? Read more from Ottawa's Peter Simpson at Artfile

Read this great article at Canadian Geographic by Katherine Lissitsa https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/article/exhibition-traces-evolution-armour-renaissance-hollywood

Please join us on this FREE night   June 28, 2018 (5- 8 pm) at the museum. You can sketch everything from garments worn by samurai warriors to hockey goalie equipment to a replica of Iron Man’s costume.

If you are not interested in "Armour", there are plenty of other things to sketch at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa!

We look forward to seeing you there!


  • When:  Thursday June 28, 2018 at 5 pm. We will meet in the main lobby (look for the sign - see below) at 5 pm and sketch until 8 pm; arrive when you can; stay as long as you like.
  • Admission Cost: FREE
  • Show and Tell: 8 pm main lobby (look for the sign - see below) 
  • Where: The Canadian War Museum is located at 1 Vimy Place, on LeBreton Flats, at the corner of Booth Street and the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway, west of Parliament Hill. The Museum is easily accessible from downtown Ottawa by foot, bicycle, public transit or car and offers on-site parking.  45.416746,-75.717028 or N45°24.999, W075°42.993, elevation 80 m
  • How to get there: The Museum accessible by bike or on foot. It is located right on the scenic Ottawa River Pathway; bicycle racks are available by the main entrance of the Museum. The CWM is also accessible by public transportation OC Transpo: Transitway – Lebreton Station, routes 8, 86, 87, 95, 96 or 97
  • Parking: There are 310 indoor parking spaces available. Rate: $2.75 per half hour Daily maximum rate: $13.00 . There is additional parking on streets around the Museum. Check for posted hours and rates.
  • Museum Rules: "There is no specific rule to follow is you wish to come to the museum for drawing sketches.  We only ask that please you do not obstruct the view of other visitors, and the use of tripods or drawing table is not allowed. Please advise us if this is a large group, but if it is for a small group or an individual, there is no problem."; Photography is permitted within the exhibition galleries.
  • Official website: http://www.warmuseum.ca/home/

June 20: Block Sketching 3

With the weather warming we will be organizing a series of sketch nights focusing on specific city blocks. This 3rd event will centre around Bank & Second Avenue in the Glebe.

To encourage the social aspect of these events, we will have an artist or two sketching at a nearby patio where other sketchers can gather for shade or to share sketches and get refreshments. The patio meeting spot will be Feleenas at 742 Bank St. Sketchers are encouraged to wander the blocks and sketch or socialize and sketch on the patio.
All sketchers welcome. Bring your sketching tools, something to sit on, water, etc.

*If the weather changes and it is rainy, the event WILL be rescheduled*

Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/712755585754490/

Previous Block Sketching Events 


Please post your sketches on our Facebook page and/or our Facebook group so that we can archive them on the blog!

Block Sketching 1: Sketch by Cindi Moynahan-Foreman

Thursday, May 24, 2018

May 30: Block Sketching 2

https://www.facebook.com/events/584181428614704/

With the weather warming we will be organizing a series of sketch nights focusing on specific city blocks. The second event will focus on the blocks around Elgin & Waverley.

Meet beside Pure Gelato at 5pm or look for fellow sketchers in the surrounding blocks if arriving later.

All sketchers welcome. Bring your sketching tools, something to sit on, water, etc.

*If the weather changes and it is rainy, the event WILL be rescheduled*


FB Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/584181428614704/

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sketching the Ottawa Pops Orchestra

It was an incredible turnout of Ottawa urban sketchers on the Friday before a long weekend at Centrepointe Theatre to sketch the Ottawa Pops Orchestra.

Ottawa Urban Sketchers at Centrepointe Theatre
The Ottawa Pops Orchestra invited sketchers to attend the dress rehearsal of "Harry's Musical World"

Harry's Musical World

Here are some of the sketches that were posted  to our Ottawa Urban Sketcher's facebook page.


Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk
Sketch by artist Lee Hunter
Sketch by artist Sri Julio
Sketch by artist Trish Woolaver
Sketch by artist Trish Woolaver
Sketch by artist Laurie Foster
Sketch by artist Heather Munro
Sketches by artist Olga Mironova
Sketch by artist Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk
Sketch by artist Lee Hunter
Sketch by artist Lee Hunter
Sketch by artist Sri Julio
Sketch by artist Sri Julio
Sketch by artist Trish Woolaver
Sketch by artist Laurie Foster
Sketch by artist Laurie Foster



Sketch by artist Heather Munro
Sketches by artist Olga Mironova
Sketch by artist Olga Mironova
Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk
Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk
Sketch by artist Lee Hunter
Sketch by artist Margaret Webb
Sketch by Bonnie McQuillan

The Ottawa Urban Sketchers wish to extend our gratitude to the Ottawa Pops Orchestra and Centrepointe Theatre for this wonderful invitation.

Ottawa Urban Sketchers at "Harry's Musical World"

To see the rest of our sketches from this wonderful day, please visit our Ottawa Urban Sketcher's facebook page.

All of our sketching events are posted there and we would love to see you at our next sketching event!

Ottawa Urban Sketchers welcomes ALL sketchers