Monday, July 31, 2017

The 56th World Wide SketchCrawl in Ottawa

On Saturday July 29, 2017the Ottawa Urban Sketchers participated in the 56th WW SketchCrawl from 10 to 4 pm.

We started our SketchCrawl at the National Gallery of Canada and many sketchers chose to sketch "Maman: while other sketchers went to the Byward Market to sketch Le Machine - Kumo and LongMa - who were still "sleeping".

Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk

Other sketchers chose the Notre Dame Cathedral and other historic buildings along Sussex. Some even sketched the National Art Gallery and our youngest sketcher (7 years old) did a sketch of the Parliament buildings.

"Maman" by artist Lissa Rachelle
Sketch by artist Denis Madore

Sketch of "LongMa" by artist Phuong Ly
Sketch of "Kumo" by artist Phuong Ly
Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk

Sketches by artist Lisa Woodward

373 Sussex by artist Robert Chassé‎

At lunch time, we met at the Rideau Canal locks and shared our sketches

Sketch by artist Michael Lukyniuk
Sketch of East Block of parliament from Majors Hill Park by artist Mike Carr

Some sketchers headed off to Spark Street for some lunch while others went on to sketch at the National War Monument and elsewhere.

"National War Monument" by artist Denis Madore

Then everyone headed over to the market to gather in front of the Ottawa School of art near the end of the day.

More sketchers joined us in front of the Ottawa School of art we were delighted to have another young sketcher join our group!

Sketch of Cannaught Building from Majors Hill Park by artist Mike Carr

Ottawa School of Ar "Totem Pole" sketch by artist Trish Woolaver

Finally, we said our farewells at York and Sussex. Some sketchers continued to sketch while others headed home having had an amazing day!

What A Great Day
Thanks to All the Sketchers who Participated!


  1. Thanks again for organizing this event. I had a great time. (P.S. I've posted my sketches on my website. Feel free to repost them here if you want to.)

    1. Thanks Michael - it was wonderful to see you again and yes! I will post your sketches here as well and link back to your great website. Hope to see you again!

  2. Wpw! Wonderful works in nice place. Your group is great!