Port Gamble, Saturday Oct. 28

Autumn colors and a bit of Northern New England! USk Port Townsend will be sketching at Port Gamble on Saturday, October 28 from ten to noon. We will meet at the General Store, located at the end of the one-way street in the main town. There will be lots to see and sketch–lovely historical architecture, and interesting indoor options such as the seashell museum upstairs in the Store (small fee requested). If you have time, there is a wonderful historical museum in the back of the store. There are a few good lunch places available, as well.IMG_0884.jpgIMG_0882.jpgIMG_0878.jpg

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Sketchers’ Calendar

Hello Urban Sketchers Port Townsend!  Here are the future dates and places for sketch outings around our area, from end of October to the end of May 2018.  Please stay tuned to the Blog and our Group Facebook page, in case there are any changes.  We meet on the second Wednesday and the last Saturday of each month, and the time is from ten to noon.  Reminders will be posted before each sketch outing.

October 28, Saturday: Port Gamble.  Meet at the General Store.

November 8, Wednesday: Palace Hotel, downtown Port Townsend.

November 25, Saturday: Uptown Victorian Homes.  Meet at Chezemoka parking area.  Depending on weather, we may be sketching from our cars.

December 13, Wednesday: Downtown Port Townsend Water Street holiday storefronts.  Meet at Better Living Through Coffee.

December 30, Saturday: Meet at Fort Worden Commons to sketch indoors or out.

January 10, Wednesday: Old Alcohol Plant, Port Hadlock.  Meet in the lobby to sketch indoors or out.

January 27, Saturday: Downtown Port Townsend*

February 14, Wednesday: Aero Museum, Port Townsend Int’l Airport. (Small fee)

February 24, Saturday: Downtown Port Townsend*

March 14, Wednesday: Fort Worden (TBD)

March 31, Saturday: Downtown Port Townsend*

April 11, Wednesday: Boat Haven (TBD)

April 28, Saturday: Downtown Port Townsend*

May 9, Wednesday: Farmers’ Market, Uptown Port Townsend (TBD)

May 26, & June 30, Saturday: Downtown Port Townsend*

More dates will be posted when available.

*The last Saturdays in January, February, March, April, May and June, will be dedicated to recording the renovations on Water Street.  Each sketcher will pick a spot on Water Street to sketch from, and return to the same spot each time to sketch the changes.  Sketchers should have six pages in one format, to show at the end of the project.  This project is a great opportunity for those artists who want more downtown PT sketch outings. More details to follow!






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Sketching at Nordland, Marrowstone Island

A bluebird day at Nordland on Marrowstone Island…sunny and clear, a bit chilly. Sketchers ventured out to enjoy the isthmus, the dock by the store, the working boats and dock sheds, and the pleasure boats at anchor in Mystery Bay. The proprietor of the Nordland store prepared espresso drinks for us. One of our favorite haunts on the way to Fort Flagler. 10/11/17IMG_1804.jpgIMG_1806.jpg

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Marrowstone Island/Nordland

Marrowstone Island, Wednesday, October 11

We’ll be sketching on beautiful Marrowstone Island where there are many areas to explore: Mystery Bay, Nordland General Store, the nearby beaches. If interested in going to Fort Flagler, or Mystery Bay you will need a Discover Pass.  East Beach is right past Nordland Store and is a county park, so it’s free. The the store and the bay at Nordland are both picturesque, with fishing and pleasure boats at anchor.
Meet outside the General Store in Nordland at 10am, then return there by 12:30 to share and photograph our sketches. Optional lunch nearby in Port Hadlock.

Turn onto Rt. 116 from Hwy 19, and go through Port Hadlock to the turnoff to Fort Flagler, just past the turn to the Old Alcohol Plant.

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Gathering At Irondale Beach Park

The weather held up for our small band of gathered Urban Sketchers at Irondale Beach Park in Port Hadlock Washington, today, while we selected our unique and varied viewpoints of the natural countryside and the beach, lagoon, and remnants of buildings from the historic Irondale Smelter.  Though the chilly wind nipped our fingers and toes, some lovely renderings came from the afternoon’s efforts! As we departed and a few of us gathered for lunch at the local Taquaria, the clouds let loose and drenched the countryside. Good timing!!

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Sketch Outing Saturday, Sept. 30

IRONDALE BEACH: Saturday, 9/30; Chimacum
Irondale Beach Park actually has two parts: the Chimacum Creek Tidelands and the Irondale Beach Park. You can kick back and enjoy these two incredible and historic natural resources. The Irondale Beach Park is the former site of the Irondale Mill so you can explore and sketch the ruins of the old mill. The park offers a huge sandy beach lagoon. We’ll meet at 10am at the parking lot to sketch until 12:30, where we will return to the lot and share and photo sketches. Optional lunch in Port Hadlock or Port Townsend.
Directions: From SR-19 take Irondale Road. Turn left on the street just before the Jesus is Lord sign. At the end take a right down to the parking area.

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A Lovely Morning at Far Reaches

Seven sketchers wandered Far Reaches Farm on Wednesday morning, in what was a lovely and relaxed outing.  Having the place to ourselves on a day they were “closed” made it all the more pleasant (Thanks to Barb Kurland for making the arrangements!)  Sketching opportunities abounded and several of us expressed an interest in returning sometime soon.  We welcomed two new enthusiasts, Joyce and Barb, on this outing.  Great sketches everyone!

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