Friday, February 21, 2020

MARCH 21 2020- Sketchcrawl Kennedy School

For our March sketchcrawl we will return to one of our favorite sketching locations on the east side. 
  • 10:00am - Meet at the Courtyard Restaurant, Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, Portland OR 97211
  • 10:30am - Sketch in and around the Kennedy School. If the weather is nice there are some good views outside in the courtyard or around the building.
  • 12:00- Meet in the Boiler Room for a sketchbook throw down. 
  • 12:30 - Optional lunch at the Courtyard Restaurant
Sketch by Ellie Segal

Monday, February 17, 2020

Ice Skaters

A sketchcrawl in the Lloyd Center, where it was nice and dry.

After we met and introduced ourselves we wandered up to the skating rink.  I headed up to the 3rd floor to look down on the kids.

At the south end of the rink was a beginners class.  Little kids, some wearing bike helmets, desperately trying to stay upright. Their lessons were mainly how to move forward, and how to stop.

A slightly older tyke.  Her class was starting to work on  twirling.

And a more advanced class, for young adults.  The instructor wanted a circle for them to skate around, so she leaned forward and skated backward, drawing a perfect circle on the ice with a marker.  Something I can't do even when I can see what I'm doing.

Lloyd Center Skaters

Another great turnout for our February meetup. We knew it would be challenging. While some sketchers managed to take in both the rink and the skaters, I could only muster small tries at the individuals. According to strict Urban Sketching rules I should have included some context, but hey, sometimes a dispensation is required.

The classes changed every half hour to give us a new group of skaters. I loved the little kids the best!!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

First Presbyterian Church

I think it was a record turnout for our January meetup at the First Presbyterian Church. The space was incredibly beautiful and overwhelming. This is as far as I got. Though I had good intentions of nudging it further along after I got back home, it looks unlikely that that will happen.