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Sunday Sketch – Meet Some Twin Cities Urban Sketching Architects

Sketching isn’t just for professional artists. Sketching is a great way for people from all walks of life to practice staying rooted in one spot while observing and documenting the world in front of them. Naturally, I’d expect some of the folks who create the built environment around us to take an interest in sketching […]

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Sunday Sketch – My Ten Favorite Indoor Places to Sketch in the the Twin Cities

Twin Cities sketchers, cooped up for months can rejoice that the brutal winter of 2013-14 is over. The bad news is we still face at least a month of cold, damp spring weather. So today’s post is about ten of my favorite interior places to sketch in the Twin Cities. Missing from this list are buildings […]

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Sunday Sketch: Sketching Twin Cities Snow Piles

Winter in Minnesota does not favor plein air sketching – ink freezes in pens, watercolors turn to ice and fingers develop frostbite. Fortunately, there are many good places to sketch indoors in the Twin Cities (watch this KARE 11 report about the Metro Sketchers sketching at the Como Conservatory). Towards the end of the season, […]

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Sunday Sketch – Sketching The Awesome Awfulness of Present-Day Landscapes.

Until the modern age, visual artists such as Rembrandt or Van Gogh had a relatively straightforward task when it came to painting or drawing landscapes; all they needed to do was paint what they saw just outside their front door or down the street. Today, the visual artist has to contend with a landscape cluttered […]

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Sunday Sketch: Urban Sketching in Minnesota

Urban sketching is a pastime gaining in popularity here in Minnesota. Urban sketchers draw on location, indoors and outside using direct observation. Urban sketchers are not always professional artists. Sketching facilitates placemaking; sketching in a city requires time and concentrated observation, rooting the sketcher in one place for few minutes or several hours. Not surprisingly, […]

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