Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Announcing the Bozeman Sketchcrawl

I'd like this blog to be a meeting-place and showcase for folks who want to take part in or just want to know more about Bozeman's first participation in the 22nd Worldwide SketchCrawl, which will take place on Saturday, April 11.   The best source of info of course is  Visit the forum there for more information about the Bozeman sketchcrawl and to share your sketchcrawl drawings.

Q:  What is a sketchcrawl??  A sketchcrawl is a worldwide all-day urban sketching and drawing marathon that was started in San Francisco by Enrico Casarosa.  On a predetermined day all over the world, artists gather in communities to draw and share their drawings.  The idea is to record all you can of what you do and see during the day.  So from breakfast to dinner, anything you do and see can be documented in a sketch.  It's a kind of journalism-meets-sketching thing.   And you don't have to be an artist!

Q: What do I need to do to participate?  Go out and draw on April 11!  Then share it with others.  Downtown Bozeman is full of great spots to draw.  Go to the park.  Go to a coffee shop. The library.  Sit on a bench and draw what you see.  Go with a group of friends or by your lonesome.

Q: What materials/supplies should I use?  That's up to you, but a good sketchbook and some drawing materials are really all you need.  I like to use Moleskine sketchbooks, Micron or Steadtler pens and watercolors, but pencils, crayons, charcoal, oil paint, anything really is fine.  I sometimes drag around a camp chair with me so I can have a seat wherever I am.

Q:  Will we meet beforehand?  While I don't think this event needs a whole lot of organization, anyone who wants to can meet up at Wild Joe's Coffee at 18 W. Main Street in downtown Bozeman at 9 am on the 11th before we all go out and sketch.

Q:  Will we meet afterward to share the work?  Yes!  We're working on finding a place downtown where participants can meet and share their experiences during the sketchcrawl, like a coffee shop or the Emerson.  You will also be able to post work on, the sketchcrawl flickr group and a facebook group I plan to put up soon.

If you need any further info, you can go to the sketchcrawl forum or you can ask questions here by leaving a comment or by emailing me at info[at]

That's all for now!  Check back for updates, and in the meantime, keep sketching.


UPDATE:  We have a facebook group now!

corner of market and new montgomery looking SE

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