20 June 2012

Come sketching on the Plains of Abraham!

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B.G. Merkle, 2012 - sketch made on the Plains of Abraham

La version française est dessous.

Join us for a sketch crawl* event in Quebec City!  We are a local group of urban sketchers, and we invite you to participate in the 36th Worldwide Sketch Crawl.  This activity is open to sketchers of all skill levels, from beginners to old hats.  All languages are welcome, too!

We will meet on the Plains of Abraham, and work our way around the park.  Bring a sack lunch if you like, and we will see how long we decide to stay out.  If you would like more information, please contact Bethann at drawntoquebec@gmail.com or Larry at 418-525-4985.  We'd love to know in advance if you plan to participate, but drop-ins are also welcome.

Sketching in Quebec City
DATE: July 14, 2012
TIME: Start at 10:00 AM
LOCATION: Meet at the Plains of Abraham administration building (corner of Rue de Bernières and Avenue Taché)
MAP: View map - start location, parking, restrooms, etc., are indicated on the map.
COST: Free, but we will not provide materials.  Please bring your own; anything to draw with, and draw on, is okay.

*What is a SketchCrawl?
A Sketch Crawl takes its name from the pub crawl concept.  However, the emphasis is on sketching rather than drinking, and the marathon-like aspects of the sketch crawl can be adapted to suit the enthusiasm and stamina of the group.  In our case, we will start at 10:00 AM, and stop for lunch when the group gets hungry.  Anyone who would like to continue sketching after lunch will carry on.  Simple as that.

14 juillet à 10h00

Le point de rencontre sera le bureau d'administration du parc (sur le coin de Rue de Bernières and Avenue Taché), en face du Jardin Jeanne d'Arc sur les Plaines d'Abraham.  Il y a des promeneurs, de l'architecture, une sculpture de Jeanne d'Arc, des chiens, beaucoup de fleurs et de grands arbres. Nous ferons des croquis dans ce secteur en l'avant-midi, puis le pique-nique vers 12h30. Dans l'après-midi, un peu plus haut sur les Plaines, il y a de beaux paysages avec la Promenade des Gouverneurs et son kiosque qui offre un beau point de vue sur le fleuve, les bateaux, les voiliers. Ce sera une superbe journée de dessin.

Donc, nous nous reconnaîtrons avec nos cahiers de croquis, nos pinceaux et nos crayons.
Nous espérons rencontrer tous les mordus du croquis qui seront à Québec le 14 juillet!

Si vous voulez réserver, vous pouvez contactez Céline à cpoulin@oricom.ca.

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Thanks to Larry for putting together the flyer!


  1. How cool is this!?!? We've found, in cyberspace, a small group of Francophone sketchers, also planning to do some sketching on July 14th. We've joined forces with them, which also means we have a nicely written French version of the sketchcrawl announcement posted on the site.

    Feel free to get in touch with us if you think you'd like to come sketch with us!

  2. Well, it was a fantastic day! We had 12 sketchers, for a total of at least 5 hours of drawing, and the sketches were so much fun to see. We'll have a blog post up about it, with photos and sketches, soon.

    Thanks to everyone who came, helped organize, etc. If you want to participate in another group sketching session, check out our calendar for upcoming events...or feel free to propose your own!