Sketching

Sketching

Convenor 1
Contact No.
email
Rosemary Koch-Osborne
01768 881274
rosemaryko1948@gmail.com
Convenor 2
Contact No.
email
Diana Smith
01768 862196
dianamcsmith@aol.com
If you would like further information, please contact one of the above

The group meets on the first Thursday of each month from 2-4.30 pm.

The Sketching group was set up to encourage people with an interest in drawing to sketch for fun on a regular basis. The group welcomes complete beginners or more experienced artists. Members with more experience are always willing to advise and encourage those who are new to sketching. However the Sketching Group is now full and has a waiting list.

Venues are chosen by members of the group, usually where refreshments and shelter are available. Recent venues have included Lowther Castle, Brougham Hall and Larch Cottage Nurseries. In winter months there are options to meet in members’ homes.  However, since Covid restrictions have been in place, the group has got together through Zoom meetings when it has not been possible to meet outside and this has proved very successful.  Images are shared this way and also through regular emails, combined with any inspirational information about sketching videos, art exhibitions etc.  Members take it in turns to suggest sketching topics to focus the mind between meetings.

Very little basic equipment is needed. Some members just bring a pencil and sketch book. Others may bring pens, charcoal, watercolour pencils/paints. There is an opportunity at the end of the meeting to discuss members’ sketches but showing work is entirely optional.