Sunday, March 10, 2019

March 11: Join Us at the Fox and Feather for Café Scientifique


 
Join the Ottawa Urban Sketchers Monday March 11 at the Fox and Feather Pub for an evening of drinks, food and sketching at the Café Scientifique hosted by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Chapter (CPAWS-OV)


Cafe Scientifique
The warm, indoor venue of the Fox and Feather offers urban sketchers an opportunity to sketch indoor settings with people. These sorts of scenes can feel overwhelming and it's a great opportunity to practice quick, fluid lines, and start drawing fearlessly with a sense of play! 

For some tips and suggestions: 

Source: The Art of Urban Sketching

And while you are practicing quick, fluid sketching, you can also learn about birds and how to design in a way that reduces bird collisions from Safe Wings Ottawa
 
The Fox and Feather Pub, 283 Elgin St., Ottawa

Café Scientifique 


Café Scientifique ( an initiative of The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Chapter) is an informal gathering of people to discuss current science, conservation and environmental issues that affect our communities. On the second Monday of each month, they meet to discuss different topics related to biology, conservation, wilderness and our place in the environment.

Safe Wings Ottawa

Safe Wings Ottawa is an initiative of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club that aims to reduce bird mortality from window collisions through research, prevention and rescue.

Their mission is to learn more about the extent of the problem in Ottawa, to raise awareness about the causes of window strikes, and to encourage effective solutions.

CPAWS - OV 

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Ottawa Chapter (CPAWS-OV) is Canada’s pre-eminent, national community-based voice for public wilderness protection. The Ottawa Valley Chapter of CPAWS (CPAWS-OV) works to protect public lands in the National Capital Region and surrounding areas. Established in 1970 when a group of concerned citizens learned about major development plans for Gatineau Park, the Chapter has since become involved in many issues of wilderness protection in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.




Quick Sketching


 
 
Drawing People on the Move 
 
 

Drawing in Cafes, Restaurants, Pubs and Bars

Source: The Art of Urban Sketching
Source: The Art of Urban Sketching

Monday, February 11, 2019

Our Great Night at the Nature Museum

Thanks to all the urban sketchers who came out in the cold on January 31st and thanks to the great staff at the Canadian Nature Museum! Here are some photos and sketches from our evening.

Some of the Ottawa urban sketchers at the end of the evening at the Canadian Nature Museum

Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk







Sketch by artist Kate Schissler


Sketch by artist Elizabeth Powles




Sketch by artist Olga Mironova



Sketch by artist Soren Jensen


Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk


Sketch by artist Soren Jensen


Sketch by artist Kate Schissler

Sketch by artist Nadine Harper


Sketch by artist Elizabeth Powles









Sketch by artist Olga Mironova



Sketch by artist Soren Jensen



End of the evening "Show and Tell"

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

January 2019: Urban Sketching Moves Indoors

Ottawa had the dubious distinction of being the coldest capital in the world in January 2019 ("clocking in about 20 degrees colder than winter heavyweights like Moscow and Helsinki, and even edging out perpetual champ Ulan Bator, Mongolia, by a degree". Source: The Weather Network.)

And thats not all!

Low temperatures combined with nearly 30 cm of snow reported at Ottawa Airport last weekend, set the city up to chalk up another unusual milestone -- the coldest snowstorm in more than 100 years.

And I haven't even mentioned the winds of 30-50 km/hr!

Photo: Ottawa Heritage Home, Centretown: January 22, 2019


Ottawa Urban Sketchers Move Indoors  

BUT 
until the Ottawa cold weather alerts and advisories stop, 
you are cordially invited to join the Ottawa Urban Sketchers 
sketching (warmly) indoors.

Our first event for 2019 is scheduled for January 31st, 2018 
at the Canadian Nature Museum from 5-8 pm


This event is FREE and open to Sketchers of ALL ages and ALL levels ‬
Please go to our Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2033360450034214/

 
Ottawa Urban Sketchers at the Nature Museum in 2016

If you are curious about our previous visits to the Nature Museum, visit:‬
 
2017 
2016  

 
Special Notes For Sketching at the Nature Museum:
  • Small collapsible stools are permitted.
  • As always. make every effort to not obstruct the view of other visitors 
  • In terms of the Butterflies exhibit, there is an additional charge of $5/person and tickets must be purchased in advance as there is limited availability. Due to very limited physical floor space inside the greenhouse etc., the museum has advised sketchers to not plan on sketching inside the greenhouse.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thank You Ottawa Urban Sketchers!


Thank you to all of the Ottawa urban sketchers 
who joined us at our events in 2018. 

And thanks to everyone who organized a sketch event and invited other sketchers to join them on our Facebook page and special thanks to ALL of the Ottawa urban sketchers who took the time to share their solo sketch adventures with us on our Facebook page.

Hope to see you again in 2019!
Happy Sketching in the New Year!















May 2018: Sketching the Ottawa Pops Orchestra 
May 2018: Block Sketching 1: Bank and Lisgar
May 2018: Block Sketching 2: Elgin and Waverly
June 2018: Block Sketching 3: Bank and Second
June 2018: Armour/Armure at the Canadian War Museum  
July 2018: Civic Gardens at Lansdowne Park, hosted by the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists
October 2018: WW SketchCrawl 61
November 2018: 613flea at the Aberdeen Pavilion
November 2018: The National Arts Centre 
December 2018: The Ottawa Art Gallery 

Ottawa Urban Sketchers Posting 
To Our Facebook Page

We try to organize monthly urban sketching events but we LOVE seeing what YOU are sketching on all those days in between our group events!

We thank the following Ottawa urban sketchers who shared their sketches (see curated samples* below) on our Facebook page and inspired us all in 2018:
  • Mike Carr *
  • Cindi Moynahan-Foreman *
  • Laurie Foster *
  • Richard Gibbs *
  • Lee Hunter *
  • Rodney M Huot *
  • Sally Jackson *
  • Sara Landreth *
  • Merlyna Lim *
  • Mayela Lameda-Lyver
  • Denis Madore*
  • Bill Perkins *
  • Elizabeth Powless *
  • Michelle Ramsay *
  • Rob Shudra*
  • Sean Stacey *
  • Sissi Wang *
  • Margaret Webb *
  • Trish Woolaver *
By artist and urban sketcher Lee Hunter

By artist and urban sketcher Richard Gibbs
By artist and urban sketcher Bill Perkins
By artist and urban sketcher Denis Madore
By artist and urban sketcher Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
By artist and urban sketcher Trish Woolaver

By artist and urban sketcher Sara Landreth
By artist and urban sketcher Rob Shudra



By artist and urban sketcher Sally Jackson
By artist and urban sketcher Rodney M Huot
By artist and urban sketcher Sissi Wang
By artist and urban sketcher Margaret Webb
By artist and urban sketcher Sean Stacey
By artist and urban sketcher Mike Carr
By artist and urban sketcher Laurie Foster
By artist and urban sketcher Elizabeth Powless
By artist and urban sketcher Merlyna Lim
By artist and urban sketcher Laurie Foster
By artist and urban sketcher Mayela Lameda-Lyver
By artist and urban sketcher Michelle Ramsay
By artist and urban sketcher Lee Hunter
By artist and urban sketcher Merlyna Lim
By artist and urban sketcher Lee Hunter
By artist and urban sketcher Sara Landreth