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Sunday Sketching May 22 : Draw me a Mountain!

May 4, 2016

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It is time again for the Mois du Mont-Royal / Month of the Mountain! For the second year we will meet on the 4th Sunday in May to sketch and paint in Mount Royal Park.

  • Sunday May 22d:
  • Meet at the Smith House / Maison Smith in Mount Royal Park at 10 AM
  • Go sketching together!
  • Return to the Smith House at 3 PM for an impromptu exhibition in the upstairs gallery of everything we drew that day. Everyone is invited to show their work.
    There will be tables and some wall space to display artwork.

There also will be free art supplies available on loan from les amis de la montagne. Just look for our USK:MTL volunteers at the Smith House, the Belvedere and Beaver Lake to pick up a sketching kit. This might be a great day to come out with the kids and have them draw along.

Full Details below – feel free to share the info with friends and family!

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Drawing Opportunity! Sat June 18th: The Mixed Art Festival at the Pointe-à-Callière

May 20, 2016

June 18th, from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Place Royale, just outside the Pointe-à-Callière, all sketchers in Montreal have been invited to come out and draw at the fourth Mixed Art Festival – a celebration of native American music, dance and arts

Mixed Arts Festival From the Pointe’s website:

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Several activities will be taking place in the area around the Museum and on Place Royale, through a partnership with Sacred Fire Productions and the SDC. The Museum will be hosting activities as part of the 4th Mixed Art Festival: music and dance performances on Place Royale, interspersed with Amerindian drum-making demonstrations under a tent set up by the Museum. Saturday and Sunday, June 18, from 1 pm to 5 pm.
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(Video from previous event, Les 11 Nations)
I hope we can get a great turn out of sketchers to draw together – there should be some unique subjects, and a chance to meet some new artists. See you all there!
~marc

Sunday Sketching! April 24th: Place du Canada

April 16, 2016

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Sunday Sketching on April 24th will be the first in our Montreal Monument Sketch Walks!

Join us at Place du Canada for our open sketching day. And maybe you’ll get some drawings of nearby national heritage sites for entry into the upcoming exhibition in 2017.

  • Meet at 10 AM: Meet in the center of Place du Canada, join up with sketchers and head out to draw!
  • Gather for show-and-tell at 3 PM: Return to Place du Canada to share sketches with everyone. You don’t *have* to show your sketches – but this is the fun part of the day – seeing what everyone did together.
  • You might want to print the map below, or check out our google map for all suggested Montreal Monument sketching points of interest.

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Announcing: Montreal Monument

April 16, 2016

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Montreal Monument: Showing Montreal, one drawing at a time

Urban Sketchers Montreal, in partnership with Heritage Montreal, is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition planned for 2017 in honour of the 375th Anniversary of the city of Montreal.

For 4 years USK:MTL has met regularly to sketch together. We draw in the streets, parks, and public spaces of Montreal.

For the rest of 2016, and until the future call for entry, we invite any artists, either residents or visitors to Montreal, to join us for our free sketching events.

Each 4th Sunday, we will gather at a different historic site to draw on location. A list of 2016 drawing meetups is available on the Sunday Sketching page here.

Artists of all skill levels are invited to bring their pen, paper, and art supplies and gather to draw together!

We are working with our partners to provide an exhibition space for 2017, and will make an announcement with a call for entry later in the year. We will be seeking works created on location in Montreal, either during our drawing events, or you are welcome to sketch the city at your own pace and choose your own locations.

The theme of the upcoming exhibit “Montreal Monument” is the history of the city in all its diversity – our city’s public monuments, historic buildings, everyday architecture, as well as our parks and natural preserves.

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We invite all residents and visitors to Montreal to go out and draw Montreal!

For the upcoming exhibition, we will use the following rules:

  • Support: Paper
  • Format: 16 x 20 inches maximum
  • Medium: Ink, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, mixed drawing media
  • Project scope does not include: photography, acrylic, oil, sculpture

Following in the wonderful tradition of Urban Sketchers, all artwork must be created on location (not from reference photos). To find out more, please read the Urban Sketchers manifesto on our About page.

Stay tuned to www.UrbanSketchersMontreal.Wordpress.com for more details to come!

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Montreal Monument: Montrer Montréal, un dessin à la fois

Urban Sketchers Montreal, en partenariat avec Héritage Montréal, a le plaisir d’annoncer une exposition à venir en 2017, en l’honneur du 375e anniversaire de la ville de Montréal.

Depuis quatre ans, grâce à USK:MTL, nous nous sommes rencontrés régulièrement pour dessiner ensemble. Nous avons dessiné dans les rues, dans les parcs, dans les espaces publics de Montréal.

Dorénavant, pour ces prochains mois de l’année 2016 et ensuite, nous invitons tous les artistes, résidents et visiteurs de Montréal, à nous rejoindre lors de nos rencontres de dessin (libres et gratuites, ne l’oublions pas!).

Chaque 4e dimanche du mois, nous proposerons de se retrouver sur un site historique chaque fois différent et dessinerons in situ. Une liste complète de nos rendez-vous est disponible ICI.

Les artistes de tous niveaux sont invités, avec leurs crayons, leurs papiers, leurs matériaux d’artiste, pour dessiner tous ensemble!

Pour l’heure, nous nous employons avec nos partenaires à déterminer un espace approprié pour une exposition en 2017, et, à la suite, nous adresserons à tous un appel spécifique plus tard cette année. Nous retiendrons des œuvres faites sur le motif, produites pendant nos rencontres ou autrement. Chacun est tout à fait libre de dessiner Montréal où et quand cela lui convient.

Le thème retenu pour cette exposition Montreal Monument est l’histoire de la ville dans toute sa diversité: monuments publics, bâtiments historiques, architecture vernaculaire, aussi bien que parcs et espaces naturels.

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Nous invitons tous les résidents et tous les visiteurs de Montréal à venir dessiner Montréal!

Pour réaliser ce projet, nous utiliserons les règles qui suivent:

  • Support: papier
  • Format: 16 x 20 pouces maximum
  • Médium: encre, graphite, fusain, médiums mixtes, aquarelle
  • Sont exclus photographie, acrylique, huile, sculpture

Suivant la belle tradition des Urban Sketchers, tout le travail de création doit être fait sur place (l’utilisation de la photographie n’est pas permise). Pour en savoir davantage, nous vous invitons à lire le manifeste des Urban Sketchers.

Des informations régulières seront versées sur le site tout au long de la réalisation du projet. C’est à surveiller! www.UrbanSketchersMontreal.Wordpress.com.

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Save this date :: July 10 juillet :: Inscrivez cette date

April 10, 2016

We are hoping for a warm summer so that we can enjoy sketching the great outdoors of Montreal. On Sunday July 10th the Urban Sketchers Montreal has been invited to a Picnic Vernissage Day at Stewart Hall’s Cultural Centre in Pointe-Claire. Stewart Hall is situated in a gorgeous historic mansion and is a unique cultural venue located on the bank of Lake Saint-Louis. Everyone is invited to sketch with us on that day starting at 10:00 am. It is an absolutely stunning spot to sketch, in all seasons! More details to follow soon.

Nous espérons avoir un bel été chaud afin que nous puissions dessiner/peindre les grands espaces de Montréal. Le dimanche 10 juillet 2016, les Urban Sketchers de Montréal ont été invités à participer à un Picnic Vernissage au Centre culturel Stewart Hall de Pointe-Claire. Stewart Hall est une demeure historique sur un lieu culturel unique situé aux abords du Lac Saint-Louis. Tout le monde est invité à esquisser avec nous ce jour-là à partir de 10h00. Un endroit absolument magnifique pour faire des croquis, en toutes saisons! Plus de détails à suivre bientôt. 

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Saturday, March 26: sketching at Nôtre-Dame-de-bon-secours

March 6, 2016

Please note: because of Easter Sunday, our March sketching outing will be on SATURDAY, March 26!

Location: Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-bon-secours
400 Rue Saint Paul E, Montréal, QC H2Y 1H4

Start time: 11 am when the church opens its doors (main entrance is on rue Saint Paul.
Lunch: 1 pm to 2 pm (there are plenty of restaurants along rue Saint Paul or on Place Jacques Cartier)
End time: before 4 pm when there is a mass at the chapel.

Many thanks to Monique — one of our Sunday sketchers— who has arranged for us to sketch in this very old and very beautiful chapel in the heart of Old Montreal. The kind folks at the church who have given us permission to sketch in the chapel ask us to respect the following rules:
• No eating in the chapel, but water bottles are permitted
• Photography is permitted in the chapel, but no flash
• No easels or chairs are permitted in the aisles of the chapel, but we are welcome to sit in the church pews.
• Please respect the start time of 11 am and the end time of 4 pm

See you all in a few weeks!

 

 

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Sunday sketching on Feb. 28: La Grande Bibliotheque

February 14, 2016

This will be a new venue for us! It’s hard to find places in the winter for our growing group.

On February 28th we will meet at the main entrance of La Grande Bibliothèque when the library opens at 10 am (475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est). This a grand place for drawing spaces, people, views from the windows, etc. Drawing is permitted inside the library. At noon we can go out in the neighbourhood for lunch and then sketch some more in the library. At 3:30. pm we’ll meet back at the main entrance, find a coffee shop and have a review of sketches.

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