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Sunday Sketching


HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Fourth Sunday of every month we go sketching somewhere in Montreal. There’s no need to RSVP, and no artistic experience is necessary. Just show up with some drawing stuff if you’d like to join in. There’s no official instruction at Sunday Sketching, but we are always sharing tips and tricks, talking about new art materials, and showing our drawings.


Meet at 10 AM: We are easy to find when you get to the meeting spot – just say Hi! to anyone with sketchbooks and folding chairs under their arm. We encourage you to meet some new sketchers and head out to sketch together.

Lunch: When you’re getting hungry, just ask a nearby sketcher to go to lunch! We used to make plans for the group, but we have become too large to get into a cafe in a single group. You may want to bring a bagged lunch – that’s fine too!

Return to the Meeting Spot at 3 PM: To share your sketches! Everyone is encouraged to show what they drew that day. There’s no critique, just a social show-and-tell and everyone sharing what they drew that day. Don’t be shy! Everyone is just drawing to have fun. In Urban Sketchers we don’t feel the results are as important as the fact we went out and had fun drawing together.

What about bad weather? Rain, cold and sunburn are part of the Urban Sketching experience 🙂 We don’t have an official fallback plan for weather. Sometimes the best sketches are done rapidly, while freezing in a doorway or hiding under an umbrella. If you can’t sketch on the street, there might be views from inside looking out, or sketching the ambiance in nearby cafes, pubs, churches, museums etc.

Afterwards, Share your sketches online! We have an active Facebook group here. or if you’d rather join our public Flickr group. Start uploading your location sketching and become an active USK:MTL participant.

Hope to see you at the next event!

  • No Sketching in December : Have a great holiday season. Watch this space for news on 2017 Fourth Sunday sketching meetups. ~m

USK:MTL Sketching Events in 2016:

  • November 27th: Montreal Monument Sketch Walk #5: Square Phillips
    Online Map / Printable Map 
  • December: There is no group event in Dec. Happy Holidays!