Guest post: Drink & Draw at Blick

Blick is hosting a Happy Hour with free figure drawing classes. Here's their posting:

Sign up for one of five free 30-minute drawing lessons with local professional artist Felicia Forte. Please feel free to bring your own supplies – if you don’t have any, we’ll cover you (at no cost).

If you’d prefer to skip the sketching and focus instead on meeting other art enthusiasts while enjoying music, beverages and hors d'oeuvres, sign up for “Event Admission Only."

All attendees will be able to enter to win one of four $50 gift cards or one $150 gift card!

NOTE: Please sign up for only one 30-minute session. If you’re interested in drawing longer, let us know when you sign in and, pending space, we’ll do our best to make it happen.

You must go here to sign up for your free ticket on Eventbrite:
blicksanfrancisco.eventbrite.com

Note that this is not an official SF Sketchers event. It's posted here because it looks like it might be interesting or useful to people in this group, but I don't know anything more about it than the Eventbrite listing.

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  • Robert

    Thanks Laurie for telling us about this terrific independent event, even though, as you clearly noted in your original posting, it was not a Meetup-organized evening. The Blick staff was welcoming and friendly, providing free drinks, snacks, and even free loaner materials to draw for those who neglected to bring their own. There were simple figure drawing demonstrations, and short poses to draw the clothed model. Of course, parking in that area is a challenge.

    Blick gave all a 20% discount on purchases last night.

    Please continue to post such outside events; they are most welcome. Thanks too for all your time and continuing efforts organizing this wonderful Meetup group.

    2 · April 12, 2013

  • Laurie W.

    OK, I think I've calmed down enough after being accused of rudeness to wonder: is it unrealistic to expect people to read beyond the headline of an event posting?
    I'd welcome comments about whether it only makes sense to post events where an organizer can be present to welcome people and, well, organize. I know that in the past people from this group have enjoyed events put on by Flax and the Nature Journal Club, even though they weren't official SF Sketchers events. And some people clearly did manage to navigate the Blick event.
    But any psychologist will tell you that when humans are anxious they are easily confused, and is there anyone out there who is not at least a little bit anxious around doing art?

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Gabrielle T.

    I loved the opportunity to draw with a model and have a little feedback from the teacher. Thanks for letting us know about the event (it was pretty much as advertised, as far as I'm concerned, except that I wasn't expecting such delicious nibbles!).

    April 12, 2013

  • Laurie W.

    Devon, you need to read the event listing.
    Not only does it say "...this is not an official SF Sketchers event. It's posted here because it looks like it might be interesting or useful to people in this group, but I don't know anything more about it than the Eventbrite listing."

    This post also says in 3 different places that you need to sign up and then says: You must go here to sign up for your free ticket on Eventbrite: blicksanfrancisco.eventbrite.com

    I can't think of any way to write this more clearly, aside from putting red danger stars all over the listing. "Guest posts" are listings from other organizations that are here because they look like they might be interesting to members of this meetup.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    NO STARS FOR THIS MEET UP!

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When I got to Blicks I was told that I was suppose to pre-RVSP to this event, they were unsucessful in fitting me in to two other sessions.
    What made it worse was I was there to meet other people from "Meet Up" group SF Sketchers and no one from Blicks heard of you, nor did any of the dozen people (litterally) I approach to see if they were in our group.

    SoI left, no art, no people from "Meet Up" to meet.
    Outside of, wow, the only thing I can think of are questions.

    Why meet in public without making your presence known?
    Why make a blind date with someone without telling them how to recognize you?

    This was my first time to meet you all, it just might be the last.
    How rude?

    April 12, 2013

  • robin s.

    missed it

    April 11, 2013

  • robin s.

    wellllll - hope someone who wanted it got my 6:10 spot - i was stuck in the gordian knot that is market st for 40 minutes trying to find my way - or parking. so - they moved from van ness? yikes. sounds like it was worth going!

    April 11, 2013

  • Adan Z.

    Not sure the experience for everyone else, but it seemed like the event was broken up into half hour intervals. I pretty much showed up drew for like 10 mins and it was over. Not sure if it was different for anyone else, I went to the 5pm session.

    April 11, 2013

  • Pearl

    Hi. Looking forward to drawing more!

    April 10, 2013

  • Nina

    Hello artists: Wow, i just rsvp'd but then realized that the event is "sold out" whatever that means, since it's supposedly free?
    I'll be meeting you guys there if tix open up.

    1 · April 10, 2013

    • Laurie W.

      I think they have a limited number of places for each drawing session, but I'm guessing here.

      April 10, 2013

    • jordan

      should we storm the ramparts ha ha.

      April 10, 2013

  • Laurie W.

    The no-show rate for this meetup group runs at about 1/3 of signups. If that applies to the Blick event too, there will most likely be spaces. Just not guaranteed.

    April 10, 2013

  • jordan

    would love to go but all filled up so I am on the waiting list hopefully for 5.

    April 10, 2013

  • Micaela M.

    Looking forward to joining you!

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be great to meet some of you while we learn together.

    April 5, 2013

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