The Southbank – Festival Hall 17/03/2015

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The Southbank – Festival Hall, SE1 8XX
Tuesday 17th March – St Patrick’s Day

18.30  Meet outside the river entrance to Festival Hall
18.40  Sketch…
20.40  Meet back inside Festival Hall for a review of drawings and a well-deserved Guinness at the bar

Drawing on the Southbank at early evening is the sketcher’s dream gig…
Wander along the fabulous nocturnal river and you are in sight of the icons of London: Parliament; The London Eye; Waterloo Bridge; The National Film Theatre. The Festival Hall has a plethora of free treats – there is a large and interesting bar, (free) river and Embankment views from the 2nd floor bar and balconies. And in bad weather there are loads of restaurants and bars, skateboarders under the concrete bunkers, and all those St. Patrick’s Day revelers – drunk as skunks – making a spectacle of themselves.
See you there.

Photo credit: © Copyright Stéphane Goldstein under the following license Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

 

Tate Modern 13/02/2015

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18.50  Meet in Turbine Hall draw in the galleries.
20.50  Review sketches back at the Turbine Hall
21:00  Retire to The Founder’s Arms, SE19 9JH for refreshment

Friday late at Britain’s national gallery of international modern art. Set within Giles Gilbert Scott’s original Bankside Power Station; experience the scale and spectacle of the old building’s transformation into the most-visited modern art gallery in the world. Sketch the fantastic nocturnal views of St Paul’s Cathedral, inspirational interiors and unsuspecting visitors. No previous experience needed.
See you there.

Photo credit: © Copyright Peter Church and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

SKETCHMOB Friday Nov. 28. 6:45 – 8:45

V&A Mob
Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL
Our seasonal end of year drawing session at the worlds greatest design museum. Meet between 6:30 – 6:45 at the right of the main reception desk, main entrance, Cromwell Road. Have a sketchbook in your hand so we know you are with us. Ian Wale  will be leading the session. Drawing review at 8:45 then on for a quick drink at the Bunch of Grapes pub, 207 Cromwell Road.
Bring mates; all welcome, all free. Next year’s complete SKETCHMOB calendar will be on the web-site from the second week of January.

Sketchmob in Venice – SATURDAY 18 OCTOBER 2014

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The next Milanese Sketchmob will actually be in Venice! For whoever wants to visit the Architecture Biennale and mingle with actual Venetian architects too.

We will meet Saturday 18 october 2014 at 2.30PM in front of the Moleskine store in Venice’s Santa Lucia railway station.
The first 150 participants will receive a free drawing kit..
Depending on the weather, we will go to the Santa Fosca or Giudecca.

We will also get an aperitivo at Vino-Vero in Fondamenta della Misericordia.

Please register on www.sketchmobmilano.com.

Sketchmob Milan – CASA DI RECLUSIONE

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WHERE? II HOUSE OF IMPRISONMENT, VIA CRISTINA BELGIOIOSO 120, BOLLATE
WHEN? TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014 16:00 to 20:00
COST: 0
DETAILS AND ACCREDITATION: THE PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE.
Pre-registration is required for safety reasons. Please bring your proof of identity.
BY: Stefan Davidovici, Irina Suteu Alterstudio and Partners

Please click here for more information.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Sunday 22 June 12:45 – 4:00

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Trinity Buoy Wharf is a vibrant mix of futurism and rare industrial history.  The Thameside location where all the buoys and markers for the River Thames were once made and repaired, it is now home of container city; an installation of shipping containers; repurposed into artists’ studios, offices and a riverside café. It is also the location of the lighthouse (and it is still here) where Victorian scientist Michael Faraday, experimented with the conduction of electricity in 1863.

The ENO make all their props there, the Princes Drawing School have their Foundation Year Art School there. Add to this the Parkour Academy and the 40’s food joint FatBoy’s Diner and the fleet of Thames Clippers, based here – at one of London’s longest piers, stunning views of the river and the Millennium dome and you have a sketchers dream location. We owe a huge thanks to John Burton and the staff at TBW for offering us this unique opportunity to sketch at the site.

Gather for a swift tour of the site at 12:45 then we sketch from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. If you are new to Sketchmob make sure to register now and you will be invited to all future events. Then you just pitch up with a sketchbook. All free, all welcome

The Chelsea Fringe at The Geffrye Museum Sat 17th May 12:00 -1:15

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The Chelsea Fringe at The Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E28EA

Saturday 17th May
12:00 -1:15

We will be Sketchmobbing in the grounds of The Geffrye Museum as part of The Chelsea Fringe; an alternative gardening festival that pops up all over London and further afield at this time of year. With access to the fantastic gardens and giant plant filled tea bowl installations of The Chelsea Fringe it promises to be a great trip out. The Geffrye Museum houses a permanent display of eleven period rooms which span from around 1600 to the present day, with award winning herb and period gardens. This is a great opportunity to practice drawing people, plants and the landscape.

Meet Bidisha outside the museum by the Chelsea Fringe sign, sketch in the grounds. Meet back with Bidisha at 1:15 to look at what you have drawn.

N.B. If this event proves extremely popular, we will arrange one group to attend at 12.00 and then a second group at 13.00.

Get there from Old Street tube (15 minute walk) of Hoxton Station overground
(directly behind the museum) http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/visiting/map/

Soho Night Sketch Wed 2 April 2014 6.45 – 9.00

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You will find us on the South side of Soho Square at 6.45. We will sketch through Old Compton Street and the districts of once ill-repute. Bring a sketchbook and favourite drawing materials. Post sketch meet up around 8.45 to 9.00 to look at sketches and take pictures outside the Coach and Horses Pub 29 Greek Street. Then an optional drink.

See you there.

Sketchmob National Portrait Gallery 21 February 6:45-8:15pm

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SKETCHMOB 2014
National Portrait Gallery St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
Friday 21 February from 6:45 to 8:15

 

Where do David Bowie, Winston Churchill, and Lawrence of Arabia rub shoulders with Kate Moss and Cate Blanchett?. Where can you see the alternative world history, recreated in images of the outstanding characters that made it? Opened in 1856 the National Portrait Gallery has a unique collection of photographic and painted / drawn portraits of historical and not so historical figures that make great subjects for drawing. The photographic galleries make you look at people you thought you knew all over again. Sculptures and death masks are also in abundance in sumptuous galleries that make compelling viewing. If you are the lone sketcher in your family, relationship, or group of friends this is the place to bring them while you draw.
Join us at 6:45 in the gallery’s main entrance. Trevor will give some quick tips on how to sketch heads. We will be drawing for an hour and a half, then we will have a short review of the sketches and  migrate to a local pub for an optional drink.