Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 2016

Christmas Shopping Sketching at the Rideau Centre

Photo source: Ottawa Citizen http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/christmas-shopping-at-the-rideau-centre
We love getting requests to sketch together through our blog and facebook pages. Here are a few of the last requests that we have received:
  • I'm coming back to visit my hometown Ottawa over Christmas and am wondering if anyone would like to meet up and draw? Cafe, museum, gallery, Rideau centre in peak Christmas rush, all of it would be good! I'm in town from the 19-30th. 
  • I am thinking that the Ottawa Urban Sketchers should have an event at the site of the new Civic Hospital before those beautiful old Experimental Farm buildings get razed or surrounded by new construction.
  • I think it would be fun to have a "Sketch Skate" - say in late January or early February depending on the state of the ice. There are plenty of "sketch-able" activities and landmarks we can capture. How about January 28 or 29? 
  • Should the Urban Sketchers Ottawa consider a monthly get-together too? Maybe this group could have an Ottawa Citizen article or a local TV news piece ...
Well, we listen and we want you to Save The Date for a possible "Sketch Skate" in January and we plan to do monthly get-togethers in 2017. 

But first, for folks interested in sketching the Rideau Centre in peak Christmas rush let's schedule December 18 (day) and 19 (evening) as our last get-together for 2016!

Start and Finish on the Rideau St. Pedestrian Bridge

Come for an hour or two or three. The times are set for starting and finishing on the pedestrian bridge over Rideau St. and then you can decide what you would like to sketch and which direction to go in between.

Artist rendering of planned pedestrian bridge - featured in 2015 Ottawa Citizen story (http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/plan-would-remove-rideau-street-pedestrian-overpass)

There's plenty to sketch inside the Rideau Centre or you could follow the pedestrian bridge through The Bay to the ByWard Market to capture the festive outdoor vendors there and so much more.

Byward Market screen grab from Ottawa Tourism https://www.ottawatourism.ca/member/byward-market/

Below there is a weekend time and a weekday evening time (Note that sun sets at 4:19 pm)

Sunday December 18: From 10 am to 1 pm

Monday December 19: From 5 pm to 8 pm

If these times don't suit you and you would like to see if folks are interested in alternative times, use the comment section below. 


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