USK London Sketchcrawls


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Videos are included below for those who are not acquainted with the destinations and venues.

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SEPTEMBER 2015: Let's Draw Blackheath - village and heath - 5th September 2015

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.

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OCTOBER: Let's Draw Chelsea and the Thames - 10th October 2015

Organiser: Isabel Carmona

A two part sketchcrawl - choose your side!
ILN Chelsea Embankment & Albert Bridge construction
Chelsea Embankment and Albert Bridge under construction

NOVEMBER 2015: Let's Draw Borough Market - 7th November 2015

Organiser: Isabel Carmona

A "foodie heaven" market in very traditional market halls - which means under cover in case of inclement weather! (see the market map). Nearby are London Bridge and views of the Thames and Tower Bridge, Southwark Cathedral and Bankside.

A small part of Borough Market

DECEMBER 2015: Let's Draw National Gallery / Trafalgar Square at Christmas - 12th December 2015

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.



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2015 SKETCHCRAWLS (PAST)


AUGUST 2015 - The Mall / Horse Guards / St James  Park / Trafalgar Square - 15th August 2015

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

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JULY 2015: Let's Draw Oxford - 11th July 2015

Organiser: Isabel Carmona

A Day Trip to Oxford

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

JUNE:  Let's Draw Hampstead 13th June 2015 

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
  • MAP: 
  • 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)
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MAY Let's Draw Kew Gardens Saturday 16th May 2015

Organiser/Lead: Katherine Tyrrell

MAY Outing to Silvertown



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

MARCH 2015: Let's draw the Victoria and Albert Museum

Organiser/Lead: Isabel Carmona


























  • 7th February 2015 -  British Museum









































  • 7th March 2015  - Victoria and Albert Museum/ South Kensington









































  • 26th April 2015  - Millenium Bridge North Bank/ St Paul's/ One New Change









































  • May2015 (date tbc) - Kew Gardens









































  • June2015 (date tbc) - Hampstead Heath and Hampstead Village









































  • 11th July 2015 (tbc) - Day Trip to Oxford









































  • August2015 (date tbc) -  St James/ Mall Gallery event









































  • September 2015 (date tbc) - Blackheath Festival









































  • 10th October 2015 - Chelsea Embankment/ Battersea Reach/ Battersea Park & Power Station









































  • 7th November 2015 - Borough Market









































  • 12th December 2015 -  National Gallery/Trafalgar Square at Christmas












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






























  • 7th February 2015 -  British Museum









































  • 7th March 2015  - Victoria and Albert Museum/ South Kensington









































  • 26th April 2015  - Millenium Bridge North Bank/ St Paul's/ One New Change









































  • May2015 (date tbc) - Kew Gardens









































  • June2015 (date tbc) - Hampstead Heath and Hampstead Village









































  • 11th July 2015 (tbc) - Day Trip to Oxford









































  • August2015 (date tbc) -  St James/ Mall Gallery event









































  • September 2015 (date tbc) - Blackheath Festival









































  • 10th October 2015 - Chelsea Embankment/ Battersea Reach/ Battersea Park & Power Station









































  • 7th November 2015 - Borough Market









































  • 12th December 2015 -  National Gallery/Trafalgar Square at Christmas












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

    FEBRUARY 2015: Let's draw the British Museum - 7th February

    Organiser: Sue Pownall

    Hyde Park Winter Wonderland - 27th December 2014

    • Where: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
    • Date: Saturday 27th December 2015
    • START venue/time:
    • END venue/time:
    • Organiser: Sue Pownall
    • Blog Posts

      NOVEMBER 2014: Draw Britain Now - 16th November 2014

      • 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
      • Organiser: Katherine Tyrrell - in liaison with Sue Grayson Ford (Campaign for Drawing)
      • Blog posts

      44th Worldwide Sketchcrawl - 12th July 2014

      • 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 
      • Organiser:  Nathan BrenvilleTom (Drawing London on Location), Isabel Carmona (USk Oxford)

      Tour de France! Stage 3 London - 7th July 2014

      • 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.
      • Organiser:  Nathan Brenville

      Draw Old Street - 24th May 2014


      Draw Covent Garden- 19th January 2014

      East London sketchcrawl - 5th October 2013


      Sketching Jack's London - 17th July 2013

      Let's Draw Bankside & The Tate (Modern) - 19th January 2013

      Let's Draw South Kensington - 1st December 2012

      Let's Draw Greenwich - 15th September 2012

      Let's Draw London - 26th May 2012

      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.




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      2 comments:

      1. I had a lot of fun yesterday, looking forward to next time!

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      2. i'm following and liking so i shouldn't miss the next one!

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