Sketch At Home

As I am sure most of you know, due to guidelines set by our government and Urbansketchers, we have cancled both the sketch outs for April. We would, however, like to encourge everyone to keep sketching. Several of our worldwide Urban Sketchers are sketching out their window or sketching something in the house like breakfast, people on exorsize bikes, and so on. With that in mind and to keep all of our sketching hands active, we would like to encourge you to sketch something once a week and send it to spaderart@gmail.com. We will post it on this site.

Please practice social distancing and stay safe.

Donna / Spader

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Howdy Sketchers

We had a small, but enthusiastic group. All of us sketched outside and kept safe with hand sanitizer. Here are the photos from the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge.

Enjoy and stay safe.

Donna / Spader

Cancelled Urban Sketchers Events

Hi All,  Sorry to announce that we are cancelling our next two outings (April 4th and April 25th) due to the recommendations of no groups larger than 10 people.  It’s better that we be safe in this uncertain time.  We will hopefully start back up in May but we’ll send out another notice to confirm.

Stay Safe! and keep sketching by yourself or with a friend (6 feet away!)

 

Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge

Hi Sketcher

The next sketch out (Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge) which is located at 7851 Second st. in southwest Albuquerque. We start sketching at 10:am on Saturday the 14th of March and show our work at 12:01 pm. There is Grandma’s K&I Diner at 2500 Broadway blvd S. E. or Tiwa Restaurant in Isleta Casino, or if you have an idea for lunch bring it with you and we can vote.

Sketch it up.

Spader

March 14 Setch Location

Howdy Sketchers

If you acquired one of the 2020 Sketchout schedules please file it in your nearest round file. The dates are staying the same but the locations are changing in order. We may get back to the schedule as the warmer season starts up, but for now it would be best to keep an eye out for these posts.

Our next Sketchout will still be held on March 14, the new location though is (Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge) located at 7851 Second st. in south west Albuquerque. Just head south on 2nd from Rio Bravo and keep looking to your right. Please pass the word that the location has changed.

Also we have been offered an opportunity to sketch inside the Kimo Theater on a Wednesday afternoon. If there is enough interest Donna will schedule the event. So please discuss it with sketchers you know because it’s only available on Wednesday afternoons and let Donna know at the next Sketchout.

Good luck, have fun.

Spader

Photos from the Albuquerque Special Collections Library

Hi Sketchers

On the 22nd of last month we sketched the Albuquerque Special Collections Library and wow what a great indoor venue for us. So many terrific subjects to sketch and so many great sketches. Here are the photos.

Thanks

Spader

Special Collections Library

Howdy Sketchers

We are making a change in the schedule. The Kimo has not responded to Donna’s request for information so the next meet, on February 22, will be at the Special Collections Library. The library is located in the Huning Highlands Historic District on Route 66 ( 423 Central Ave N.E.) and is happy to have us visit.

Looks like quite a few choices in the area for lunch, Route 66 diner, Farina Pizzeria, and the Grove Cafe to name a few. Those who want to go to lunch after will just have to vote.

Please pass the word that we are changing the location to the S. C. L., so none of our friends go to the wrong place.

Hope to see all of you there.

Thanks

Spader

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Howdy Sketchers

The National Hispanic Cultural Center turned out to be another great location. They said we could not sketch in the Museum, but there are so many buildings with views inside and out, everyone found something to sketch. We had wonderful weather and quite a number of sketchers (I think 16 or 17). A dozen of us went to lunch at the Buralles Coffee House after sketching and the food was great. A perfect day, here are the photos of everyone’s work.

Thanks for your participation.

Spader

National Hispanic Cultural Center

Howdy Sketchers

Donna has us all set up for our next fun event which is the National Hispanic Cultural Center. For those of you who haven’t been to an event in awhile, we start at 10:am and sketch until 12: noon on February 1, 2020. The N. H. C. Center is at 1701 4th St SW, in Albuquerque New Mexico. The lunch suggestion for this location is ” The Barelas Coffee House” on 4th street. 1502 4th which is right down the street from the N. H. C. C.

Let us know you are coming: email spaderart@gmail.com

Happy Sketching and we hope to see you there.

Spader

Nuclear Science and History

Hello Sketchers

Another great location, the Museum of Nuclear Science and History was just full of exciting, thought provoking, sketching opportunities and the sketchers took full advantage of them.

We also want to say a big Welcome to those returning sketchers, new sketchers and those of you who were just visiting and sketching with us. It was so nice to see all the new faces.

Here are the photos of all the great work.