More about what's Involved in organised and leading an USK London event at the end of this post.
LET'S DRAW LONDON: PROPOSED LOCATIONS IN 2016These may change over the course of the year
Crossrail Sky Garden) and the showpiece Canary Wharf station designed by Sir Norma Foster
Parliament, the Bridges and Big Ben:
23rd July - pre Symposium
Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace via The Mall, Horseguards and Green ParkThis is a repeat of last August's sketchcrawl which worked very well
We'll be investigating what dates work best for those coming to the UK to attend the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester - who'd also like to come to a sketchcrawl in London.
Different perspectives on Greenwich- see Let's Draw Greenwich - details of where and when to meet and places to sketchMeet at 11.00am, 1pm and 3.30pm under the bows of the Cutty Sark.
More details follow the link to the full blog post -
(under cover options available within Tate Britain)
Christmas in Covent Garden:Covent Garden / London Transport Museum / Royal Opera House Terrace - views down on to Covent Garden
(under arcade and other under cover options)
What's Involved in organised and leading an USK London event
As indicated previously, Nathan Brenville has left London for a new life in Spain and we are now actively looking for new people to help out with the organisation and leading of the sketchcrawls.
Here's what's involved in organising and leading a "Let's Draw" event for London Urban Sketchers.
It's absolutely OK for more than one person to agree to take on responsibility for an event if two or three people would like to work together. We'd be happy to advice
What needs doing
- find the best places for a large group to assemble at the beginning, lunchtime and the end. It needs to be somewhere where we don't obstruct other people
- find the places to go if it rains!
- a blog post beforehand - to provide guidance on where and when. You can ask for help with images for the post.
- take photos of people and sketches on the day - at lunchtime and at the end - and upload them to the Urban Sketchers Flickr Group Pool afterwards
- a blog post afterwards - to record the event and show what happened
You need to be....
- a regular participant in the group i.e. somebody who sketches London regularly and has
- either posted work to the Facebook Group and
- or has regularly attended Let's Draw events in 2015
- somebody who knows and observes the Urban Sketchers Manifesto
- somebody who knows the area well - or is prepared to research it in advance - we all need to know the good places to sketch!
- OK about talking to people and answering lots of questions
- Punctual - and there to provide advice to people at the beginning
- Willing to
- research the location e.g. where are the public toilets / places to get sandwiches and hot drinks before, during and afterwards!
- sketch less and help out more on the day