Wednesday, November 8, 2017

SATURDAY: USk World Sketchcrawl

At least 110 Urban Sketcher Regional Chapters, groups like ours from all over the world will be participating.  It’s a celebration - Ten Years of Urban Sketching together!

We’re going to be sketching in one of NYC’s most iconic locations - Times Square.  You are requested to upload your artwork as it’s being created using the hashtag #nycurbansketchers.  If you’re new to social media there will be people there to help.  Katie Woodward, our Manager of Social Media will be gathering our sketches and adding them to our NYC USk Instagram Account. 
Father Duffy Square

During the 24 hour sketchcrawl Katie’s International counterparts will be scanning all the sites, all over the world and uploading everyone’s drawings to one central location - the International Instagram account setup for this event: #USkGlobal24hrSketchwalk.

We’ve never tried anything like this - it should be great.

Times Square is, of course, an amazing sketching location.  It’s got everything, people, lights, buildings, ... you could sketch till your hand ached and still not capture even a fraction of what’s happening.


When:  This Saturday, November 11, 2017 starting at 12:00 PM - noon.  We will be sketching together until 4:30

WhereTimes Square.  We will meet in Duffy Square - the northern triangle located between 45th and 47th Streets, Broadway and Seventh Avenue.  It’s easily recognized by the statue of Father Duffy and the TKTS reduced-price theater red stairs and ticket booth located there.  We’ll meet behind the statue.

Philosophy:  As Urban Sketchers we are recording the changing world around us. It’s easy to forget how quickly it’s gone.  Look at the two photos of Duffy Square.  The view is the same but separated by 80 years.

Duffy Square in the 1930s

Show and Tell:  Since we’re starting later than usual and ending later than usual the Show and Tell will be shorter.  At 4:30 we’ll go to the restaurant/bar area of the Marriott Hotel where we will share our drawings, good stories and a snack, beer or wine if you're so inclined.

Advice and Sketching Strategies:
-  Definitely bring a stool or chair if you have one.
-  Definitely dress warmly, you will be happy you did.  Consider overdressing - Warmth!!!
-  Clean bathrooms and a chance to warm-up are available in the Marriott Hotel 1535 Broadway.
-  Upload your work to our Facebook Page as you complete each piece.  Be sure to include the hashtag #nycUrbanSketchers so we can find your work.

If you can’t find us
call or text Mark at 973-809-9128
There are no fees.   All drawing skill levels are welcome

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