Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Geolosketching on Geoheritage Day Oct. 14


 The Ottawa Urban Sketchers have been invited by the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University to join them on Geoheritage Day for a day of geolosketching at
Hogs Back Falls in Ottawa


Pamphlet

What Is Geolosketching?

Geolosketching is NOT urban sketching per se but there are many similarities!
"GeoloSketchers is a network of people joined by the interest in geology and for drawing. The first GeoloSketchers meeting took place in February 2017." (Source: http://www.geolosketchers.org/)
Sourcce: http://www.geolosketchers.org/

The procedure of a GeoloSketchers meeting is as follows:
  1. A public call to attend on a given date and place is launched through a social network. The location is an accessible space with relevant and visual appealing geological features. Attendance is free of charge and no registration is required. 
  2. Attendants must cover their own expenses and join each meeting under their own responsibility. 
  3. During the meetings participants are briefly introduced to what can be observed as well as to any interesting points of the area. This initial explanation excludes guided walks and/or drawing demonstrations. 
  4. Participants explore the surroundings of the area of interest, look for the most attractive spots, and start to draw. 
  5. A few hours later, GeoloSketchers meet again at the starting point and show their drawings to the group. Participants take group photos at the meetings and share them online”
What Is Geoheritage Day?

Geoheritage Day is an event run by the Department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University with the Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage Project and local site partners which seeks to engage the public in learning about the geological heritage of the National Capital area.

Read more here: http://www.earthsci.carleton.ca/outreach/explore-geoheritage-day

The Details: Hogs Back Falls

The 8th annual Geoheritage Day runs this year Saturday October 14th from 10am to 3pm. There will be many interesting geological sites where volunteer experts from the Geoheritage Project (working and retired geologists and enthusiasts) and Carleton University's own Earth Sciences graduate and undergraduate students will be stationed.

For Details - Click Here
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1o2AHXT6gbCVKh0ZpVa9TlFfj_Do&ll=45.4149008181858%2C-75.690474&z=11
For Full List, visit the full listing and/ or the map 

Ottawa Urban Sketchers will meet 
between 10 and 3 pm 
at Hogs Back Falls 

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Thank YOU Shari Baukopf & Urban Sketchers Mário Linhares


Two sold-out workshops were held in Ottawa on Saturday September 30, 2017 at Sappers Staircase on the Rideau Canal.

Sappers Staircase, Ottawa
Our classroom at the bottom of the stairs along the canal

Winsor & Newton sponsored Shari's workshop (as they did at the 2017 Urban Sketcher's Symposium in Chicago) and each participant received a beautiful Winsor & Newton tote bag with watercolours.

Shari greeting sketchers and handing out Winsor & Newton bags
Every sketcher received a Cotman Pocket Sketch Box and tubes of artist quality watercolours
There were two sessions
Morning session: 9:30 am -1:00 pm (full, wait list only)
Afternoon session: 2 pm - 5:30 pm (full, wait list only)

To see the workshop schedule, visit this link

Shari Blaukopf welcoming sketchers to her workshop
There are five Urban Sketcher groups in Canada  
and four of the five groups had participants at this workshop!
(only Vancouver Urban Sketchers not represented)

Montreal Urban Sketchers
Ottawa Urban Sketchers
Toronto Urban Sketchers
Waterloo Urban Sketchers 
Vancouver Urban Sketchers 
The view from our outdoor classroom
 The Urban Sketcher 
International Education Program

Our Ottawa workshop was made possible through the urban sketchers education team and we would like to especially thank USk Education Director Mário Linhares (He hosts his personal blog and founded the Urban Sketchers Portugal chapter in 2009.)

"In an effort to foster educational opportunities for sketching enthusiasts, The Urban Sketchers Workshops Program supports artists interested in teaching urban sketching.
The program is an extension of our international urban sketching Symposiums. It aims to bring the educational experience of the Symposiums to any city where a qualified instructor can impart a workshop.
Urban Sketchers Workshops are taught by international and regional correspondents who contribute to our network of blog sites.
Workshops may vary, as their instructors do, in style and substance, but all share common goals: to focus on issues of artistic creation, such as drawing, composition, techniques and materials; and creative approaches, such as vision, expression, story-telling and reportage."
  More Photos From the Morning Workshop


Warm-up sketches
While Sharii is colour mixing greens, everyone takes taking notes
Shari demonstrates painting simple tree shapes
Demo: Simple tree shapes

Exercise No. 2.: Workshop sketches - simple tree shapes
Shari talking about painting values
Shari's value painting
Shari talking about composition and thumbnail sketches
Shari's thumbnail sketch
It was a truly terrific day! There are photos of the afternoon session being posted on the Waterloo Urban Sketchers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrbanSketchersWaterlooRegion/

The Waterloo Urban Sketchers also proposed a weekend sketching agenda and invited Ottawa Urban Sketchers to attend - we are so grateful! (The agenda can be found here https://docs.google.com/document/d/15aBMch61oV4kfb8rB4hgk7qqfATeW2EKapBKcG5ugdM/mobilebasic)


Sunday, Oct 1 


Sketchers from  Toronto, Waterloo, Chicago, Michigan and Spain who had attended Shari's Saturday workshop met again on Sunday morning at the National Gallery of Canada and sketched for a couple of hours together before heading home.


And Brenda Murray, Waterloo urban sketcher and Urban Sketcher Managing Editor of "Drawing Attention", got to meet our Ottawa urban sketcher who holds the record for being our "Youngest Ottawa Urban Sketcher"

Brenda Murray and Ottawa Urban Sketchers youngest sketcher

Monday, September 25, 2017

September's Chinatown Remix Event



Here is a recap and some of the sketches from our September event at Chinatown Remixed on Somerset Street West, Ottawa.

Did you know that the rooster was sketched by
awesome artist Tomas Pajdlhauser 
http://www.tomaspajdlhauser.com/sketch/


Our meeting point was the great Art House Cafe on Somerset Street West which was located at the easterly end of the street closure for Chinatown Remixed

The Art House Cafe - our meeting point (note the sign on the railing!)
The plentitude of sketching locations for our day
Art Installation by artist/urban sketcher Colin White
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Trish Woolaver

Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Trish Woolaver
Artist/urban sketcher Sara Ghoreishi Nejad found a nice shady spot
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Sara Ghoreishi Nejad
Artist/urban sketcher Denis Madore found a nice shady spot
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Denis Madore
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Lissa Rachelle
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
Finished sketch by artist/urban sketcher Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Elizabeth Powles
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Elizabeth Powles

Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Elizabeth Powles

Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Elizabeth Powles

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August: Sketching at the Museum and Populace 2017

 We had a great turnout for our sketching event in August at the Nature Museum. It was a beautiful evening and many sketchers went inside and outside the museum to sketch as well as sketching the outdoor installation called Populace 2017. See the video taken by the Ottawa Guild of Potters on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ottawaguildofpotters/videos/1506289422742597/

Watch video here: https://www.facebook.com/ottawaguildofpotters/videos/1506289422742597/



USK Ottawa photo taken at the end of the night (many sketchers had already left)

Urban sketchers at the Museum of Nature

Artist/urban sketchers Emma Cochrane and Colin White sketching outside the Museum of Nature


Here are some more of the photos and sketches from the evening:


Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Diane Duford

Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Laurie Foster

Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Diane Duford
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Cindi Moynahan-Foreman
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Laurie Foster
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Laurie Foster
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Laurie Foster
Artist/urban sketcher Laurie Foster hard at work on the detail of the entrance

Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Melanie Falardeau
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Melanie Falardeau
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Denis Madore
Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Denis Madore
Artist/urban sketcher Lissa Rachelle

Sketch by artist/urban sketcher Lissa Rachelle
Artist/urban sketcher Colin White sketching outside museum

Artist/urban sketcher Trish Woolaver