We Drew London - sketchcrawls past



Don't worry, we're updating our blog and we'll be adding all of our 2016 sketchcrawls in a flash! in the meantime, here are all our sketchcrawls from our tender beginnings in 2012 right up through 2015

2015 Sketchcrawls


12 December 2015: Let's Draw National Gallery / Trafalgar Square at Christmas 
Organiser: Katherine Tyrrell

In early December the Christmas Tree from Norway is erected in Trafalgar Square. Last year it was lit on 4th December. Plus the National Gallery offers lots of opportunities for keeping warm and dry and drawing people in art galleries.The aim of starting later is to have time to sketch the tree in lights as dusk begins.
START venue/time: 12:00 (note later time)
wet - in the lobby area of the Ground floor entrance to the National Hallery (to right of external stairs)
dry - next to the 4th Plinth, National Gallery side
LUNCH: 2:00pm - Bottom of the stairs, ground floor of Sainsbury Wing
FINISH: 4:30pm - Bottom of the stairs, ground floor of Sainsbury Wing
AFTERWARDS: Buttery at the top of the stairs in the Sainsbury Wing
Travel: Tube Stations - Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Embankment

7 November 2015: Let's Draw Borough Market 
Organiser: Isabel Carmona

Borough Market is a "foodie heaven" market in very traditional market halls - which means under cover in case of inclement weather! Nearby are London Bridge and views of the Thames and Tower Bridge, Southwark Cathedral and Bankside.
MAPS:
START venue/time: 11:30 on Stoney Street See map link here for exact location, just off Southwark St
LUNCH: 1:30pm at the Market itself under cover opposite Park Street
FINISH: 3:30pm meet again at the entrance to the market under the railway bridge at 4pm to share our sketches 
AFTERWARDS: from 4:30pm at the Wheatsheaf
Travel: London Bridge
Blog Posts: Let's Draw Borough Market

14 November 2015: Let's Draw - Liberty's to the BBC 
Organiser: Katherine Tyrrell | Leader on the day: James Hobbs with Nick Richards

This is an extra sketchcrawl in November to mark our Annual Exhibition. The sketchcrawl will start (11am) and finish (2pm) at Timberyard Soho - where the exhibition is being held - at 4 Noel Street, London W1F 8G.  They are open from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 14th November. For more details see London Urban Sketchers 2015 Exhibition + sketchcrawl

10 October 2015: Let's Draw Chelsea and the Thames
Organiser: Isabel Carmona

A two part sketchcrawl - choose your side!
two bridges are common to both sides - the Albert Bridge and the Battersea Bridge
(North side) Chelsea Embankment and Cheyne Walk

5 September 2015: Let's Draw Blackheath - village and heath 
Organiser: Nathan Brenville

Plenty of attractive shops, cafés and pubs in Blackheath village to draw, or draw in, as well the open expanse of Blackheath common, the church, and the borders of Greenwich Park.

15 August 2015 - The Mall / Horse Guards / St James  Park / Trafalgar Square 
Organiser: Katherine Tyrrell

Lots of opportunities to sketch some iconic architecture in and around Trafalgar Square. Along the Mall there is Buckingham Palace at the western end of the Mall and Admiralty Arch at the east plus Horse Guards Parade at the eastern end of St James Park

Those who prefer trees to buildings - and pelicans - have the environment either side of the Mall to roam around (St James on the north side and Green Park on the South
and UPDATE

11 July 2015: Let's Draw Oxford
Organiser: Isabel Carmona

Urban Sketchers London goes on a day trip to Oxford - the city of dreaming spires and the Ashmolean Museum - via train from Paddington.
A Day Trip to Oxford

13 June 2015: Let's Draw Hampstead
Organiser: Nathan Brenville

The sketchcrawl will focus on the spine which is Flask Walk and Well Walk between the station and the Heath - with opportunities to branch off either end
Where: Hampstead Village and Heath
Date: Saturday 13th June 2015
MAPS: 
Let's Draw Hampstead on Google Maps
START venue/time: 11:00am at the alleyway in Flask Walk, nearby Hampstead Tube
LUNCH: 1:30pm The Buttery Café, Hampstead Museum
END venue/time: 3:30pm the flat traffic island between Flask Walk and Well Walk, opposite Hampstead Museum
Travel: Hampstead tube station (Northern Line, Edgware branch)
Blog Posts:
Information:

16 May 2015 Let's Draw Kew Gardens
Organiser/Lead: Katherine Tyrrell

Where: Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew (entry charge applies)
Date: Saturday 16th May 2015
MAP: Kew Gardens Map
START venue/time: 11:00am cafe terrace to the right of the Entrance
LUNCH: 1:30pm The Orangery
END venue/time: 3:30pm In front of the Palm House - lake side (if wet inside)
Organiser: Katherine Tyrrell
Blog Posts: 

May 2015  Outing to Silvertown
Organiser: James Hobbs


25 April 2015 - Let's Draw St Paul's to the Thames
Organiser/Lead: Katherine Tyrrell

Where: St Paul's Cathedral to the Thames - Millennium Bridge North Bank / St Paul's Cathedral / One New Change - The Rook Terrace
Date: Saturday 25th April 2015
START venue/time: 11:00am at the top of the steps (right hand side) of the Main Entrance to St Paul's Cathedral
LUNCH: 1:30pm on the Roof Terrace of One New Change
END venue/time: 3:30pm Paternoster Square - between St Paul's Cathedral Steps and St Paul's Tube Station
Organiser: Katherine Tyrrell
Blog Posts

March 2015: Let's draw the Victoria and Albert Museum
Organiser/Lead: Isabel Carmona

Where: Victoria and Albert Museum
Date: Saturday 
START 11.30am
END 3.30pm
Organiser: Sue Pownall
Facebook Event: Let's draw The British Museum
Blog Posts: 

- See more at: http://urbansketchers-london.blogspot.co.uk/#sthash.fMKNhHKo.dpuf

7 February 2015: Let's draw the British Museum
Organiser: Sue Pownall

Where: British Museum
Date: Saturday 7th February
START 11.30am, inside the museum at the Court Cafe East area
END 3.30pm, outside the museum
Drinks post-drawing at the Plough, Museum Street
Facebook Event: Let's draw The British Museum
Blog Posts: 

27 December 2014 - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Date: Saturday 27th December 2015
START venue/time:
END venue/time:
Organiser: Sue Pownall
Blog Posts16 November 2014: Draw Britain Now
Organiser: Katherine Tyrrell - in liaison with Sue Grayson Ford (Campaign for Drawing)

Where: Trinity Buoy Wharf
Date: 16th November 2014
START: 12 noon The Electricians Shop Gallery,64 Orchard Place, London E14 0JY
END: to be determined - probably The Electricians Shop Gallery
Blog posts

12 July 2014: 44th Worldwide Sketchcrawl
Organiser: Nathan BrenvilleTom (Drawing London on Location), Isabel Carmona (USk Oxford)

Where: Portobello Road, Notting Hill
Date: Saturday 12th July 2014
START: 11am - Charlie's Cafe, 59a Portobello Rd
END:  4pm - The Castle pub Portobello Rd/Westbourne Park Rd 

7 July 2014: Tour de France! Stage 3 London
Organiser: Nathan Brenville

Where: Central London and surrounding areas
Date: Monday 7th July 2014
Duration: Afternoon 
Description: Because of the crowds, we're encouraging sketchers to find spots that suit them and submit their drawings of the race to Flickr, or Twitter with the hashtag #drawdefrance
Correspondents Lis, Evelyn and Katherine will be stationed along the route.

24 May 2014: Draw Old Street
Organiser: Nathan Brenville

Where: Timberyard Coffeeshop, 61-67 Old Street
Date: Saturday 24th January 2014
START: 11am - Timberyard Coffeeshop
END:  3:30pm - Shoreditch High St Overground
Blog Posts:

19 January 2014: Draw Covent Garden
Organiser: Nathan Brenville

Where: Upper Saint Martins Lane, Covent Garden
Date: 19th January 2014
START: 11am - Timberyard Coffeeshop
END:  2:30pm - National Gallery espresso bar
Blog Posts:

5 October 2013: East London sketchcrawl
Organiser: Nathan Brenville

Where: Bethanl Green/Shoreditch/Hoxton
Date: 5th October 2013
START: 12 midday - Museum of Childhood
END:  4pm - Geffrye Museum
Blog Posts:


17 July 2013: Sketching Jack's London
Organiser:  Pete Scully

Where: Bethanl Green/Shoreditch/Hoxton
Date: 17th July 2013
START:  3pm - Whitechapel Tube
END:  8.30pm - Christchurch Spitalfields
Blog Posts:

19th January 2013: Let's Draw Bankside & The Tate (Modern)
Organiser:  Nathan Brenville
Where: 
Date: 19th January 2013
START: 12 midday - Entrance Doors into the Turbine Hall at the top of the slope
END:  5:00pm
Blog Posts:

1 December 2012: Let's Draw South Kensington
Organiser:  Nathan Brenville 

Where: Natural History Museum / V&A
Date: 1st December 2012
START: 11am 
END:  4:00pm
Blog Posts:

15 September 2012: Let’s Draw Greenwich
Organiser:  Nathan Brenville
Where: Royal Greenwich
Date: 15th September 2012
START: 11am Cutty Sark DLR Station at 11:00am
END:  4:00pm Greenwich Park Gates (opposite the Greenwich Taven, King William Walk
Blog Posts:
Urban Sketchers London SKETCHCRAWL in Greenwich tomorrow - provides details of places to see/sketch in Greenwich

26 May 2012: Let's Draw London
Organiser:  Pete Scully 

c.50 people came to draw London on a very hot and sunny day on Saturday 26th May

Come and join us for a sketch crawl around the historic Temple and Fleet Street area of London! We will spend the day exploring and sketching, in groups or individually (as you prefer), before meeting up at the end to look at each others' sketchbooks. You need to bring something to draw with and on, in the media of your choice, plus something to sit on (if you want one).  Maps will be provided at the start - but it's wise to bring a street map with you for this part of London.
Where: Temple and Fleet Street
Date: 26th May 2012
Meeting Points:
MAP of Meeting Points  - print this out if you want a reminder of where these are and are arriving late
START: 10: 30am Temple Underground Station at 10:30am
MIDDAY: 1:00pm Temple Church
END:  4:00pm Gough Square
Blog Posts:
  • See more at: http://urbansketchers-london.blogspot.co.uk/p/london-sketchcrawls.html#sthash.TGkkl4AL.dpuf


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