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Sunday Sketching Oct 26 : Plateau / Mount Royal Street

October 12, 2014


SUNDAY SKETCHING: Plateau / Mount Royal Street

We’ll meet at the Mount Royal Metro station at 10am, and spread out to wander the neighborhood and sketch.

There are interesting buildings up and down Mount Royal and St. Denis – very typical of Montreal’s unique style. It’s a short walk to Blvd. St. Joseph or St. Laurent (plenty of subjects on these streets). You might consider taking the diagonal up Gilford Street for some interesting views. And only a short hike to the Park on Parc.

If the weather is poor, there are lots of small shops to pop in and out of to warm up, or maybe get a small interior sketch.

  • Starting Point: 10 am Mount Royal Metro
  • Show and Tell Breaks: I’m going to suggest Fameaux (4500 Rue Saint-Denis) because it’s cheap, and always has space for us. I know it’s not fancy or cultural, but hey, it’s just about us and the drawings.
        • Lunch: 12:30 pm
        • Ending Meetup: 3:30 pm

Pics from sketching Atwater

October 3, 2014

Hey everyone, here’s Laurel’s pics from last weekend! You all look great :)

The scarlet and the orange

September 28, 2014

It was a perfect fall day in every way — warm and sunny, no wind, and a great turnout (lots of new faces too) to the Urban Sketchers Sunday outing at the Atwater Market. Lots of us sketched the pumpkins — it was hard not too since they screamed to be painted. I chose this competing display, the Rouge Vif d’Étampes on one side and the big old jack o’ lanterns on the other.


Who wants to paint the fall colors, Oct 17-19 upstate NYC?

September 19, 2014



I’m fishing to see who might be interested in a painting expedition to upstate New York. This would be informal, un-instructed, just a get together of people who’d like to paint this weekend. Plans are coming together. All we have for sure is that we’ll choose the Ithaca area near a park.

Urban Sketchers from NY, MTL, TO and KW (and their spouses), (or anyone who feels they are in travelling distance) are all welcome to join us.

If you think you might be interested, let me know at marc(dot)taro(at)gmail(dot)com.



September 28th Sunday Sketching: Lachine Canal and Atwater Market

September 15, 2014

It was a successful destination last year so let’s try it again. We’ll meet at the south end of the Atwater Market near the Lachine Canal. If the day is good we can be outside (may be the last one of the season) and if it’s raining we can sketch inside the market. There are plenty of subjects to draw (Canal, Market, etc) and places to eat so we can have lunch at Au Pain Doré just across from the Market. See you on the 28th at 10 am!


Aug 24 Sunday Sketching : Pointe-â-Callière 18th Century New France Market

August 8, 2014

This Sunday August 24, Urban Sketchers Montreal has been invited back to the Pointe-â-Callière 18th Century New France Market.

The event runs from 10am to 8pm and is easily found right in front of the Pointe-â-Callière Museum in the Old Port.


This year they’re using some of my sketches to promote the event, and in return we have thirty free admissions to the museum, which you can use on Sunday if there is rain, or for a future visit.

Unfortunately  I will not be there, as I’m off to Brazil to teach at the USK international symposium, but Jocelyne Filion will be on hand to meet everyone and give out the guest passes. Tickets are first come first serve, but I think there will be enough for our usual numbers.

I hope you come out for sketching, and enjoy the day, I wish I could be there – this is a favorite drawing event for me!





Redpath Museum and McGill U outing

July 28, 2014

Nous nous sommes réunit au Musée Redpath à 10 h dimanche matin. On annonçait de la pluie mais les orages ne nous ont pas touchés donc on a dessiné sur le Campus jusqu’à midi. Le lunch et échange de cahiers croquis a eu lieu au Second Cup près de la librairie Paragraph. À une heure nous sommes retournés au Musée qui ouvrait ses portes et nous avons dessiné à l’intérieur jusqu’à 15h. À ce moment nous nous sommes réunis sur les marches du Musée pour les dernières photos et les adieux après une magnifique journée à croquer en compagnie des mordus du dessin.

Venez visitez ce joli Musée Universitaire. L’entrée est gratuite ou vous êtes libres de faire un don. Visitez le site au

We met at the foot of Redpath Museum at 10 am. Forecast was for rain but it held up so we all sketched around McGill Campus until 11 at which time all met at Paragraph Bookstore coffee shop (Second Cup) for lunch at the terrasse tables. Great sharing of sketch books and tips. At 1 pm we returned to the Museum since it opened at 1pm on Sundays and skeched inside till 3pm at which time we snapped photos and bid adieu to each other after a wonderful day sketching.

This little know, unfortunately, University Museum is a gem. Do visit its site at and plan to visit it soon. Entry is free, but you may contribute if you wish. It is opened 9 to 5pm Monday to Friday and Sundays 1 to 5pm.


Lucie Marceau, Jean-Claude Boivin, Gulaine Couture, Ginette Auger, Gulaine Nadeau, Tania Lebedeff, Hang Lu Su, Ludmila Fishman, Raynald Murphy – in no particular order.



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