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Free Wednesday @ SF Zoo

  • Apr 17, 2013 · 1:30 PM

At our last zoo meetup we discovered that it's a lot easier to sketch the slow-moving animals. So this time we'll start with the flamingos, spread out to sketch whatever else is standing still and meet up again at the 3:45 giraffe feeding. We also had a problem with long waits to get in when the zoo opened, so this time we'll start after lunch--and outside of school holidays. (You'll still have to figure out how to escape from the office for the afternoon, but I can't think of an easy fix for that one.)

WHAT TO BRING
- San Francisco residents can get in free with proof of residence. Bring driver's license or other I.D. or bring a utility, phone or other local bill that has your name and address + current photo ID. Non-residents bring $15 for admission.

- A folding stool or other portable chair will give you a lot more options for getting good angles for sketching. There are lots of benches at the zoo, but I've found there's usually something blocking my view of the animal I want to draw.

GETTING THERE

L-Taraval MUNI, buses 18 and 23 will all take you right there.

There is paid car parking in the lot at the main entrance on the west side. There is free parking along Sloat, on the north side of the zoo.
Bike parking is in front of the main entrance.

You can see sketches from our last zoo meetup here.


 

 

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  • Alison

    Yesterday was fun! Thanks for organizing Laurie. I still can't get over the showmanship of the hippopotamus. Looking forward to future outings. :)

    April 18, 2013

  • Adlai J.

    The price was right

    April 17, 2013

  • Laurie W.

    Apologies everyone about the confusion at the end. The zoo changed the time of the giraffe feeding from what was on their website when I set up the meetup, and the giraffe house was locked up when I got there. I went walking around trying to find an alternate place to meet and got locked out of the zoo (they weren't letting anyone but members in).

    April 17, 2013

  • Rusa

    today was fun. thanks for organizing, laurie!

    April 17, 2013

  • Laurie W.

    Giraffe house closed. Meet at benches to left of entrance near restrooms.

    April 17, 2013

  • Gail W.

    Hi any openings for Sat, the 21 of April's group??

    April 17, 2013

    • Laurie W.

      That one is wide open. Just go to that even page and RSVP.

      April 17, 2013

  • Sandra

    Ok, sorry, I see, meeting at 3:45 at the giraffe feeding.

    April 16, 2013

  • Sandra

    I probably will be late, can't leave Berkeley until at least quarter to one. Is there any place or time we'll meet besides 1:30 near the Flamingos?

    April 16, 2013

  • Adlai J.

    This will be my 1st sketch event and looking forward to the experience.

    April 16, 2013

  • Lowell

    Forced to change my rsvp to no, next time!

    April 16, 2013

  • Olya

    untill next time.. :))

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be wearing pink, like the flamingos.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great first time sketching venture with you all! Thank you Laurie for you doing this.

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    As an animal rights activist, I boycott the captivity of animals and I'd encourage you all to do the same!!! Animals should be in the wild, in their natural habitats, unless they're in a rehab facility, which the zoo is not.

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to try and make this one -- I love sketching animals. I am teaching a class that day, so depends on what time class ends if I can make it.

    March 19, 2013

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