The application process began in 2015 but the Ottawa Urban Sketchers chapter became "official" in January 2016.
|The Ottawa Urban Sketchers Chapter|
Someone asked me how long the Ottawa Urban sketchers had been meeting and I recalled how I had been organizing LOTS of FREE sketching events (ie. WW Sketchcrawls, etc) for some time prior to becoming an official chapter in 2016.
I love organizing these sketching events and I am completely amazed that at EVERY event I organize in Ottawa, "NEW" sketchers come out. They often say things like "I've been following the Ottawa urban sketchers (Ottawa USk) for a while, but this is my first time" or "I have always wanted to attend an Ottawa sketching event but have been shy/afraid/busy/unsure/etc"
|The Ottawa Urban Sketchers at Centrepointe Theatre May 2018|
Sketching At The Events That You Organize
I know that my fellow Ottawa USk co-founders/co-administrators (Colin White and Kristina Corre) would agree with me when I say that organizing these sketching events usually means that you, the organizer, may not get a chance to actually sketch.
|My first sketch of the Ottawa Pops Orchestra; May 2018|
The sketch below, ( based on a failed sketch that I made on site) was completed the next day in my Fabriano sketchbook using only two colours (Payne's Gray and Burnt Sienna)
|My two colour sketch (Payne's Gray/Burnt Sienna) done the next day|
This, for me, is one of the many benefits of organizing these events. Visit my latest Ottawa USk blog post here: "Sketching The Ottawa Pops Orchestra"