SKETCHMOB Coal Drops Yard – Wednesday 17 July 18:30 – 20:45

Get out more…join us at Coal Drops Yard!

image credit: Bex Walton

Heatherwick studio’s new shopping centre at London’s King’s Cross, was formed by converting and extending two Victorian industrial buildings that were used previously to store coal from the North of England that was transported across the country. Connected by an undulating roof, it creates a feeling that the old buildings have been physically stretched towards each other.

If the weather is fine you might sketch near Stanton Williams’ old granary building, transformed into Central St Martins art and design school, or Wilkinson Eyre’s Victorian Gasholders, now a housing development. If the weather is not so fine there are many interesting views inside the buildings spacious and interesting interior.

How do I get there?

Coal Drops Yard is just a few minutes’ walk from King’s Cross and St Pancras rail and tube stations. As you exit the stations, follow signs for Regent’s Canal. Cross the canal and Coal Drops Yard is to your left, just off Granary Square.

Meet at the Tom Dixon shop between 6:30 – 6:45. From here we will walk to the site.

If this is your first Sketchmob just carry a sketchbook with you and somebody will welcome you.

Sketch until 8:30, meet up again to look at our sketches, then retire to a local pub for a brief drink prior to leaving.

Meeting point: 4-10 Bagley Walk Arches, Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4DH

Sketchmob – All welcome all free

 

SKETCHMOB The Royal Festival Hall – Wednesday 3 July 18:30 – 20:45

Belvedere Road, City of London SE18XX

A welcome return for Sketchmob to the Royal Festival Hall.

Stunning views from the Hungerford bridge of the city panorama, river boats and docking bays, and the interior views in the RFH making perfect motifs for perspective studies. Then there are the bars, eateries and public spaces filled with people waiting for you to sketch them.

Meet us about 5 metres inside the main riverside entrance. Look for people with sketchbooks. We will give out a few view- finding and composition tips before starting. If this is your first Sketchmob we look forward to seeing you there.

Thanks a million to Morley von Sternberg for permission to use his image. Morley trained as an architect and is one of the most respected architectural photographers practicing today See his portfolio at www.vonsternberg.com

SKETCHMOB – all welcome, all free

Friday Night Sketch | Being Human at The Design Museum – 8 Feb, 18:00-21:00

During the museum’s Friday Late Opening, a professional designer or illustrator sets a sketching task inspired by the museum’s permanent collection or most recent exhibition. Participants are then invited to tour the museum and sketch what excites them about contemporary design and architecture, before sharing their finished work at the end of the evening.

This month’s sketch will focus on the theme Being Human. Led by educator and artist Trevor Flynn, the event will begin with a short presentation, a few drawing tips and starter task related to our theme. After this, you are invited to relate your idea of Being Human to sketching the museum, its visitors and the permanent collection

The Design Museum café will also be open and serving drinks over the evening.

Bring your favourite drawing materials to use on the night. This event is suitable for all ranges of ability and experience.

Although this free ticketed event is sold out on The Design Museum website, you can just turn up before 7pm to enter the museum and join the sketchbooks review at 8:30pm. Design Museum link: https://designmuseum.azurewebsites.net/whats-on/friday-night-sketch-being-human

Design Museum 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG, London

SKETCHMOB – all welcome, all free.

SKETCHMOB at the Design Museum – Friday June 1st, 18:00-20:00

Inspired by designers’ use of sketchbooks to record ideas and inspirations, Sketchmob are hosting a free drop-in evening of drawing throughout the Design Museum.

Participants are invited to tour the museum and sketch what excites them about contemporary design and architecture. There will be free sketchbooks for the first 50 people to arrive and the Sketchmob team will also be on hand to give quick drawing tips to help you get started.

Bring your favourite drawing materials to use on the night. This free event is suitable for all ranges of ability and experience.

SKETCHMOB – all welcome, all free.

Design Museum 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG, London

SKETCHMOB Mercato Metropolitan – Sunday March 18th, 11.30-13.30


A sketchers feast……. housed in a vast (45,000 sq ft ) disused paper factory, Mercato Metropolitano is a celebration of Italian street food, on a scale worthy of Milano. The smells and the sights are overwhelming, the exotic produce fascinating to draw, all among the hustle of the foodie community. Turn your hand to the texture of lobster, celeriac, squash and asparagus in monumental spaces, crammed with people – all game for sketching.
Gather by 11:25. Nuno will meet, introduce the location and motifs and suggest drawing tips. Sketch from 11:35 and meet back at 1:30 to look at the crop of sketches. Newcomers – arrive and lurk purposefully with your sketchbook in evidence and you will be greeted. Bring a sketchbook and favourite drawing materials.

SKETCHMOB – all welcome, all free.

Mercato Metropolitan, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR.

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Sketchmob at The Science Museum on Wednesday 31 January 2018. 6:45 – 8:30pm

Science Museum - Transportation area

What are sketchbooks for? Drawing huge aeroplanes, and space suits. And clocks. And cathode ray tubes. And working steam engines in massive galleries.

Crammed with fascinating objects and great stories from medicine, mathematics, genetics, communication and astronomy, The Science Museum has inspired curious people for over a century and a half. Our Sketchmob 2018 programme begins at one of The Science Museum Lates evenings.

The museum closes at 6:00pm, and then re-opens again at 6:45pm for the Lates evenings (please note their Lates policy states adults only.) Arrive at 6:45, go through the main entrance, continue on through the bag -check, and then meet other Sketchmobbers near the souvenir shop. If this is your first time be assured you will spot others with sketchbooks and that’s all you need to know you are in the right place. Nuno and Trevor will give a quick greeting, give out a couple of drawing tips, then we sketch. We will meet up again at 8:30 to look at drawings and hear how everybody got on.

Location: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD South Kensington Underground

Sketchmob. All welcome, all free.

The Royal Festival Hall – Tuesday 28 Nov 2017 6:30 – 8:45pm

PETER PLUCKNETT [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

SKETCHMOB The Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road, City of London SE18XX

Tuesday 28 November 2017 6:30 – 8:45pm

The Royal Festival Hall is a feast of architectural perspectives, riverside views, colours, tones, textures, lines and different scales. It is the dream location on a cold November night. Warm, bright, two bars, an affordable cafeteria with great food, lots of different levels within the building for the intrepid sketcher to sit. People of all shapes and sizes will be doing things on their own and in groups just for you. Feed your inner voyeur among like minded others.

Meet us about 5 metres inside the main riverside entrance. Look for people with sketchbooks. We will give out a few view- finding and composition tips before starting. If this is your first Sketchmob we look forward to seeing you there.

SKETCHMOB all welcome, all free

Strand On The Green. Sunday June 11th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Strand On The Green  
Sunday June 11th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Strand on the green  is an outrageously picturesque part of London. The towpath where we will be drawing ( featured with The Beatles in their film Help) runs along the bank of the river, overlooked by industrial buildings that formerly included malt-houses, repair yards, barge-builders and wharves. From here we have unbroken views across the river between the railway bridge downstream and Kew Bridge up.

Assemble and meet the group leader outside The City Barge pub( W4 3PH) at 1:00pm. There will a brief introduction to the session with a couple of sketching tips. Sketch, and then meet back at The City Barge at 3:00 to review the drawings with a drink.  Nearest stations are  Kew Bridge via South West Rail or Gunnersbury by overground or District Line tube. Bring mates and family; all welcome, all free. We have three other new outings being planned. Watch the web-site for details

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Shhh…… Paddington Station – Friday April 22, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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© Photograph: Phychem

Shhh………Paddington Station
Friday April 22 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

SKETCHMOB have previously been forbidden to sketch at Paddington station so we will keep this meeting our little secret.

The magnificent Paddington Station, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel is known for its three splendid wrought iron spans that combine engineering bravura with lean decorative finesse. From our location we will be sketching the hustle of the evening commute, and in addition we will have the spectacle of the Great Western Railway Band who play a concert on Fridays between 7.30 – 9.00pm on Platform 9. Meet on Platform 9 around 6:50. Trevor will share a few ideas about how to draw figures singly, in groups, and set against simple views to give scale to drawings.The concert will attract lots of stationary models, as well as musicians in full flow.

Draw for 2 hours then look at sketches near Platform 9, then retire for an optional quick drink to The Mad Bishop and Bear, a short escalator ride away…………

Please note no Bakerloo trains stop at Paddington until Sept. Lots of alternative routes.

SKETCHMOB. All welcome, all free.

Hunterian Museum Saturday April 9th 11:00-1:00

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Hunterian Museum
Saturday April 9th 11:00-1:00
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE

The Hunterian Museum is a sketchers paradise, boasting unrivalled collections of human and non-human anatomical and pathological specimens, models, instruments, painting and sculptures that reveal the art and science of surgery from the 17th century to the present day.

Part of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (who originate from the time of ‘barber surgeons’ – who did not need medical qualification to practice!) the building reeks of gothic horrors in medical curio cabinets, as well as a historical surgical instrument collection. Set in a grand building in the picturesque Lincolns Inn Fields it will be a great morning.

Meet group leader (Charles) at 10:50 outside the museum. Sketch from 11:00 – 12:50. Meet at agreed location at 1:00 to look at each others drawings.