Saturday, August 10, 2013

MCBA Visual Journal Collective August Meeting ~ A Sketch Out!

Sketch from a recent outing to Gold Medal Park.
Faber-Castell PITT calligraphy pen and watercolor wash

Join us for a practice sketchout at Gold Medal Park in Minneapolis just a couple blocks from MCBA, on Monday, August 19th from 7-9 p.m.. We will meet at the corner of  South 2nd Street and 10th Ave., right at the base of the spiral path. There is street and ramp parking available in this area or you may arrive early and walk over from MCBA.

We will gather as a group at the park at 7p.m. rather than walk over from MCBA (although it is a quick walk) to allow as much time to sketch as possible.  I will give new sketchers some tips, I will pair up experienced sketchers with new sketchers as needed and we will draw whatever is in the park that evening.  
Gold Medal Park is right along the river, with great landscape and river views, as well as city sights, including walkers, bikers, picnics, dogs, birds, trees, etc.  This is the perfect opportunity to gain confidence and build your skills for sketching in public.  This is also a great warm up for the Fifth Annual Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out on August 27th.
Bring your journal, a favorite pen or pencil, travel palette and water brush, a folding chair if you like to sit when you sketch, a sun hat or sun glasses, some drinking water, and bug spray (in case the mosquitos are out).  Remember to travel light, you will be hauling whatever you bring along with you while you are drawing.  

We will stop drawing at about 8:30 and meet back at our starting place to share images created and discuss any "ah-ha" moments from the sketch out experience.

Roz Stendahl will be putting up signs at MCBA as a reminder of our location change for the evening and will walk over with late-comers, leaving MCBA at 7:10 p.m.

If it is raining around 7 p.m. we will meet at MCBA and have an indoor sketchout for practice instead.
Google map showing MCBA (marked with flag) and it's relationship to Gold Medal Park.
We will meet at the beginning of the spiral path, near the park sign at 7 p.m.
MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.—Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis—Practice Sketch Out 

The spot we are meeting for the August Journal Collective Sketch-Out via a Google Street View image.