Saturday Downtown!

IMG_2018We’re returning downtown for our ongoing documentation of the Water Street Enhancement Project with a view towards having a gallery show of our work when construction has been completed.  Once again, we meet at Better Living Through Coffee at 10:00 am and will sketch until 12:15.  Hope to see you there!

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Ad Hoc Sunday!

A great turnout on a snowy Sunday morning, with a good time had by all!  Port Townsend Urban Sketchers joined Darsie Beck’s Port Townsend School of the Arts sketch class in the (relatively) warm and dry confines of the Northwest Maritime Center for an ad hoc outing, sketching all things nautical.  A wonderful group and great work by all!

Next outing:  Sunday, February 24th—the downtown Port Townsend construction project, continued…

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Take off…and a Safe Landing!


A fun group of sketchers descended on the Aero Museum for a rainy Wednesday morning of sketching and comraderie.  A quirky and colorful array of vintage flying machines provided near endless possibilities for our sketching pleasure and/or frustration.  We all agreed that sketching airplanes is a challenging proposition—but at least they held still!  After our throw-down, a rousing group of sketchers dined on tacos and burritos down the road at the San Juan Taqueria.

PT Urban Sketcher godfather, Darsie Beck, announced that there were plans afoot for a Urban Sketcher-Wooden Boat Festival project culminating in a possible group show during the festival!.  He will be posting details as they become available.  Yay, Darsie!

Note:  All urban sketchers are invited to a special ad hoc sketch outing this coming Sunday February 18th.  We will be joining Darsie Beck and his Port Townsend School of the Arts workshop students in a sketch outing to another wonderful indoor venue, the Northwest Maritime Center.   We will meet up with Darcie and his students at 10:00 at the Maritime Center’s Velocity Coffee shop or thereabouts.  A great opportunity to meet and sketch withour newest group of urban sketchers!


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Winging It on Wednesday!

Join USk Port Townsend at 10:00 on Wednesday, February 14 at the Aero Museum located at the Jefferson County International Airport 105 Airport Rd. off of Hwy. 19.  We had a great sketch outing here last year with many looking forward to a return visit.

The museum holds an impressive collection of 19 colorful vintage (1920-1940’s) aircraft. It is a 501(c)(3) charity run entirely by volunteers that offers job skill training on restoration, maintenance and operation of antique aircraft to teens. The planes are displayed hanging from the ceiling and on the floor. They have generously given us a discount to enter the museum and sketch the planes. The fee is $4.50.  If you prefer, you may sketch the planes at the adjacent airfield for no fee.  Museum rules include no food or drink in the museum, no commercial photography without consent, children under 12 need adult supervision.

We will reconvene 12:15-12:30 to share our sketches and take photos. Optional lunch afterward at nearby restaurants.  See you there!

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Workin’ Downtown

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An enthusiastic crew showed up for sketching on Saturday and recorded the downtown construction project from a great many creative points of view.  The weather was dry and the sun shined on our efforts!

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Water Street Saturday!

On Saturday, January 27, we’ll meet at Better Living Through Coffee at 10am in downtown Port Townsend to launch our Water Street Enhancement sketching project!  We’ll return to BLTC at 12:15 for sharing.  Bring a 5×8 or larger sketchbook or paper, use any medium and record the changes on Water St. between Taylor and the Ferry Dock.  We’ll meet every last Saturday of the month but you are encouraged to visit the area as often as you like sketching the progress in one area of construction, or do random sketches along the construction area.  A possible gallery show is in the works depending on the quality and quantity of sketches we have by the end of the project in June; we will submit the project to the Urban Sketchers online ezine, Drawing Attention.  A great opportunity to record the changing face of Port Townsend!

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A New Year Begins…

A fine crew turned up at the Old Alcohol Plant* including newcomers Sarah and Caroline, as well as Elizabeth’s daughter on college break!  All jumped in with both feet, had an absorbing time, and produced great work.  Kathy and Julie had to leave before photos, so we’ll look forward to seeing their posts!

*The folks at the Old Alcohol Plant couldn’t have been nicer or more accommodating.  They invited anyone interested in showing their work at the hotel to contact Susan Keister

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