Sunday at the Redpath
It was surprising and exciting that so many people came out for USk Montreal’s Sunday sketching on the one of the most frigid days of the year. In fact, I think it was our biggest turnout ever — over 20 people for sure. We’ve had so many of these “polar vortex” days that maybe people are just fed up of staying at home. Whatever the reason, our meeting place at the Redpath museum — Montreal’s version of the Museum of Natural History — is always the perfect sketching spot for the group in winter. The museum seems to encourage sketching. There are even little pieces of carpet that you can sit on if you want to study the shells or the taxidermy animals or the shrunken heads in the glass cabinets. It was also kind of fun that we were interviewed and filmed for Montreal’s La Presse. What a great opportunity to spread the word about Urban Sketchers and hopefully when the video comes out we’ll be able to post the link.