Sketchmob Milan – CASA DI RECLUSIONE


WHEN? TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014 16:00 to 20:00
Pre-registration is required for safety reasons. Please bring your proof of identity.
BY: Stefan Davidovici, Irina Suteu Alterstudio and Partners

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


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

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)

Soho Night Sketch Wed 2 April 2014 6.45 – 9.00


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

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.

Sketchmob V&A Friday 6th December 6:30-8:30pm

The final Sketchmob of 2013 happens on Friday 6th December at the traditional seasonal venue of the V&A. Bring your drawing kit and any significant others for an interlude of sketching among some fine people. Meet up at 6:30 in the first gallery on your right (Medieval) as you enter from  Cromwell Road.
We will select the 2 or 3 galleries to draw in on the night (The Theatre Gallery is likely to be one with its great costumes and memorabilia, or the Silver Gallery, or the Asian sculpture………….) Draw and meet up back at the Medieval gallery at 8:20 to look at the sketches, then we head on to The Bunch of Grapes at 8:45 for a pre- Yule toast.
Looking forward to seeing you all!

Sat 16th November 14.00 – Milan, Italy


Cosa si fa? Si disegna per il puro piacere di disegnare. Porta solo la tua penna preferita.
Dove? Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milano, ci sarà un banco dedicato presso l’ingresso di via San Vittore
Quando? Sabato 16 novembre 2013 dalle 14 alle 17

Costo: ZERO – il Museo offre gratuitamente i primi cento ingressi
Per agevolare la registrazione all’evento si raccomanda calorosamente di effettuare l’accredito mediante il modulo sottostante:

Sat 12th October 14.00 – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


Next meeting will be The Big Draw on Saturday 12th October
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London, E20 3BB

Your Park, Your Big Draw is a day of activities and DIY art installations for all ages within an open park environment. There will be great things to draw at the Timber Lodge and along the Lea Valley River nearby. Meet at: The Timber Lodge at 2:00. Draw and meet back there at 4:30 for a review of our sketches.

Nearest tube Stratford (Central Line)
Buses: 588 to Hackney Wick & Stratford Stations
Image © Copyright Paul Gillett and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Sat 3rd August 11.30 – Serpentine Gallery


Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Map of the Serpentine Gallery’s location

Sat August 3rd 2013
11.30 meet at taxi drop off point on West Carriage Drive. Draw until 2:00pm

The Serpentine Gallery’s Summer pavilion – designed by Sou Foujimoto – is the centerpiece of this month’s Sketchmob. Join us in Kensington Gardens, near the Albert Hall, to experience that most precious of moments – a lovely English summer’s day.

So, come along and enjoy a couple of hours drawing in the leafy heart of The City, and then perhaps a glass or two afterwards [venue tba.]

Thu 4th July 18.30 – Hay’s Galleria

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The next Sketchmob event will be held on Thursday 4th July, 18.30pm at the Hay’s Galleria, 1 Battle Bridge Ln, London SE1 2HP.

We will meet in between the boat (model one in the gallery space) and the river, near Cafe Rouge.

Pub to be confirmed.