Tuesday, December 20, 2016


Dec. 12, the San Diego Urban Sketchers Event took place at a park in El Cajon. Thanks to Ann for the photos of this event!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

December and January scheduled events

Monday, December 12
9:00 - 11:00 A.M.
201 E. Main Street, El Cajon
There's a lot to sketch including the big "El Cajon" sign over Main St., art deco store fronts and lively sidewalk dining areas. This event is hosted by Ann Schwartzwald

North County Place to be determined
Saturday or Sunday Jan. 7 or 8, 2017

Desert Garden, Balboa Park
2525 Park Boulevard
Sunday, January 22, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Street parking is not permitted until 9:00 A.M.
The Desert Garden contains more than 1,300 plants, including succulents and drought-resistant plants from around the world. The peak blooming period is January through March; however, these plants are interesting at any time of year because of their unusual shapes. North of the Park Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge near the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Events for November 2016

November Events

Wednesday, November 2th
5-7 p.m.
La Mesa Boulevard Stroll
Meet on the corner of La Mesa Blvd. and 4th

Sunday, November 13
9:30-11:30 A.M.

Tuna Harbor Park
Metered Parking Lot
I am not sure if parking is free on Sundays. It could be up to $1.50 per hour.
Meet close to the Unconditional Surrender Statue (the kissing statue)
View of the Fish Market Restaurant, Statues, boats, and ships including The Midway

Saturday, November 19
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
Bernardo Winery
Coffee shop opens at 8 A.M. All other shops open at 10 A.M.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Event: October 1, 2016 at San Diego Zine Fest 2016

Urban Sketching:
We will sketch outside the Centro Cultural de la Raza building from 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Group Group photo and share our drawings at 12:30 P.M.

About the SD Zine Fest:

The SD Zine Fest is a Free event that takes place at the Centro Cultural de la Raza in Balboa Park and runs from 12 PM to 9 PM. Information here: http://www.sandiegozinefest.com/#festdetails

Sunday, September 18, 2016

67 VW Bus

I always say I am going to paint everyday. Here is another attempt at painting OUTSIDE everyday. Urban Sketching to be exact....
Our 67 VW Bus

Friday, September 16, 2016

Vista Village

I wasn't able to get to the Zoo today, so I stayed local and sketched around Vista Village.

Avo Theater and Curbside Cafe.

Clock across the street from the locks (of love?). There are some really neat public sculptures in the area too.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Next Meetups for San Diego Urban Sketchers

Imperial Beach Pier, Seacoast Dr., Imperial Beach

Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Trying to stay cool by the coast! There is a grassy area to the left of the pier. Meet in the shade possibly at the picnic tables near the wall.

Cedros Farmers Market, Solana Beach

Sunday, September 25, 2016
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We are still keeping cool by the coast for our North County Meetup this month. Cedros Farmers Market runs from 12-5 pm every Sunday at Cedros Avenue and Rosa Street.
I have not been to this location. I'm sorry I do not have information on parking. You can check out their website here: http://www.solanabeachfarmersmarket.com/Home.php 
I will try to be at the street corner of Cedros Avenue and Rosa Street. I will be wearing a black "San Diego Urban Sketchers" T-shirt. Meet at the same location at 2 pm to share photos and take a group photo.

You can find out about our meet ups on this blog or by signing up for the San Diego Urban Sketchers Newsletter.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Zoro Garden, Balboa Park

Zoro Garden is a 6-acre sunken garden within Balboa Park in San Diego, California. During the 1935-36 California Pacific International Exposition it was the site of the Zoro Garden Nudist Colony, which featured mostly-nude performers rather than practicing nudists. It is now planted as a butterfly garden.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

We were on TV!

The San Diego Urban Sketchers entered their film about sketching at the Oceanside Pier and it was accepted into the Oceanside Film Festival for viewing. Earlier this week it was shown on a local Community Channel, KCOT. The video showed the urban sketchers in action, their finished sketches and a bit of the Oceanside Pier area. You can view this 1:50 minute film on Lydia's YouTube Channel, ZipChips or by using this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNbo0fmwiRI

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 3, 2016

Torrey Pines Glider Port

We have a new meetup on the Schedule: Torrey Pines Glider Port
Fri Jun 10
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Torrey Pines Glider Port
2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr , La Jolla, CA
We may have a visitor from Cambridge, MA this week. We will be meeting at the Glider port in the picnic table area. Lessons are at 11 so we may see some hang gliders but it depends on the wind conditions.

To RSVP or to get the map please visit the Meetup site at: http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Urban-Sketchers/

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

L and 5th at the Gaslamp Quarter - Urban Sketchers 2016

Drawing Attention

Do you ever read "Drawing Attention"? (It is the monthly newsletter atUrbanSketchers.org) Our 3 year birthday party was recognized with our photo and a link to the video! See it here: http://www.urbansketchers.org/2016/06/drawing-attention-june-2016.html

Monday, May 30, 2016

Meetup at the Gaslamp

The San Diego Urban Sketchers will be meeting at the Gaslamp, Tuesday May 31st from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For details and to rsvp please go the the meetup site.  http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Urban-Sketchers/events/230024253/