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/

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