Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Sketchcrawl: Tall Ships in Vancouver, WA

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Join us this Sunday, May 26, to sketch the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain at the Vancouver Quay.

These ships are on their way upriver and will be docked in Vancouver, WA, through Memorial Day weekend.  You can visit the ships for a suggested donation of $3, or book a battle sail for $40-60.   

If you are traveling by public transit from Portland, keep in mind we'll be on Sunday schedules so service isn't frequent.  It looks like the fastest route from Close-In SE is to take the 6 bus to Jantzen Beach, then walk north over the I-5 bridge (total journey of about 70 minutes, ~25 minutes of that walking).
Inline image 310am: Meet at the Quay, to sketch from shore and/or tour the vessels.

12:30: Break for lunch at Red Lion Quay Restaurant, since I think we might be able to get a view and keep sketching.

2:00: At this time the ships will be leaving for the afternoon battle sail.  There's a possibility we'll be able to sketch them from shore during the battle sail and thus have a chance to capture the unfurled sails.  There's also a possibility we'll get rained out!  Let's wing it.

Here are some of Kalina's sketches of these ships from previous visits.

Tall Ships are a huge challenge to sketch, but worth it - and the crew loves having artists aboard.

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