Wednesday, January 15, 2020

#1 - Urban Sketching Challenge 2020

Welcome to the Ottawa Urban Sketchers first sketching challenge of 2020!

You have until January 31st to post your sketches to this challenge
Post them to our Facebook Group Page
You can share as many as you like

This challenge was inspired by Canadian artist Maud Lewis

Maud Kathleen Lewis (née Dowley; March 7, 1903 – July 30, 1970) was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia.[2] Living in poverty with her husband in a small house in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, most of her life, she achieved national recognition in 1964 and 1965. Several books, plays and films have since been produced about her. Lewis remains one of Canada's best-known folk artists. Her works and the restored Maud Lewis House are displayed in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sketching the Christmas Market Sunday December 15, 2019

Join the Ottawa Urban Sketchers 
Sunday December 15, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
for our last sketching event for 2019!
(Check-in at Christmas Tree)

Between November 29th and December 22, Lansdowne Park, Ottawa's first European style Christmas Market in the Casino Lac-Leamy Plaza and will feature carolers, wagon rides (and possibly visits by the Sugar Plumb Fairy and Santa Claus !)

There is plenty to sketch both indoors and out and lots of restaurants to warm up in 
when your fingers get cold!

Ottawa Farmers' Market Art-is-in Bakery booth by Cindi Moynahan-Foreman

But I Can't Sketch! I'm Not Finished Shopping?

In addition to many events happening outside, inside you will find 100+ vendors with local agricultural products, crafts, jewelry, preserves, and more! 

So, sketch with us for just an hour or sketch for all three hours, then wander through the market and many other shops at TD Place and get your shopping done.

Photo by Winter Market Vendor Farmgate Cider
Farmers Market Vendor Table (by CMF)
The Vendors Love Sketchers! (by CMF)

Getting to Lansdowne Park, 1015 Bank St, Ottawa
  • Parking: There is parking on-site at the Ottawa Christmas Market and the availability depends on the day, time, weather, etc with busiest times typically o weekends after 3 pm. On December 15, the Market is open from 10 am to 6pm and our sketching event will be from 11 to 2 pm
  • Walking & Winter Cycling: The Ottawa Christmas Market is easily accessible by walking and cycling using the scenic multi-use pathways along the Rideau Canal. There are over 600 bike parking spaces.
  • Public Transportation: OC Transpo service on Bank Street provides easy connections from downtown.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

November Update

Just catching up on posting some of the photos from our last three outings this fall:
  1. Oct 18: Hintonburg
  2. Sept 22: Remic Rapids
  3. Sept 15: Chateau Laurier
 NOTE: There will be no sketch event in November unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts.
Sept 15: Chateau Laurier
Sept 22: Remic Rapids
Oct 18: Hintonburg
Oct 18: Hintonburg
Oct 18: Hintonburg
Oct 18: Hintonburg
Urban Sketcher from Spain (Urban Sketchers Koruña) Oct 18: Hintonburg

Ottawa Urban Sketchers in Action