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March Sketchup Fun: Bring Your Own Object!

Have you always wanted to try drawing that Lenox figurine on the book shelf, or that super hero action figure in your closet? Now's your chance!

Bring your favorite object to this special SC Sketchup. It can be anything that's unique and interesting (other participants might want to draw it too): carved wooden statues, antique tea pots, high tech gadgets, or stuffed animals--the sky's the limit. Draw the object by itself or in a still life with other participants' objects.

Prepare for the unexpected! It's fun to see what kind of weird stuff folks like to draw. Objects shouldn't be much larger than 12" x 12". Don't worry if you can't find an object to draw, we've got plenty of cool things around the studio.

Do you enjoy drawing or curious to learn more about it? The Santa Cruz Learning-to-Draw Meetup takes place in a friendly, creative studio environment. Share your ideas or phobias about drawing. Experiment with materials. Enjoy a conversation over some pencil doodles or dive into some charcoal sketches from life. This is a great opportunity for adults to meet fellow sketchers (or future fellow sketchers) and have an afternoon of creative fun. It's free! We have plenty of drawing materials on hand. If you've got a sketchbook, bring it along. And if you've got an object you'd like to draw, bring it too. Refreshments are served.

Special Announcement: If you've got an iPad and learning to draw on it, we've just organized an iPad Drawing group for you! Get ready to share ideas about basic drawing techniques, basic tools in iPad apps, and comparing different styli for tablets. Participants can also share experiences using apps such as Paper by 53, Sketchbook Pro, and Moleskin. Please join the iPad Drawing Meetup, February 23.

New! Winter Workshop Schedule at the Scribbles Institute: Sketchbook Workshop at Wilder Ranch; Experimental Drawing; Drawing With Your Kids; iPad Drawing; Weekly Drawing Lab. Info and Registration

Drawing Improves Your World: New drawing classes are always forming for adults and kids at the Scribbles Institute in Santa Cruz, California. Learn how to use drawing as a tool for work, school, and enjoyment. All ability levels welcome! Our beginner courses are perfect for people who think they can't draw but have the desire to learn basic skills and apply them to everyday life. Our classes and workshops are perfect for artists who want to brush up on their observational sketching skills.

The Scribbles Institute is located at 303 Potrero #59 (Old Sash Mill), Santa Cruz. [masked] To view student work please visit our website. http://scribblesinstitute.com/

We look forward to drawing with you! :-)



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  • Scott

    Great space and awesome people to hang out with and sketch. Alan was a hoot!

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Thanks for drawing with us, Scott! Yep, Alan keeps the place alive.

      March 24, 2013

    • Alan J. G.

      thanks Scott!

      March 24, 2013

  • Alan J. G.

    once again, Rob hit it out of the park!!!

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • Kim Wilson B.

    great. Thanks for bringing in the wonderful marionette! Great drawing advice, Rob. So good to be reminded about negative spaces, comparing, measuring. Loved working in charcoal today. Thanks!

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Wonderful having you back in the studio, Kim. You pulled together some excellent work on blocking in positive/negative shapes. BTW Dara brought in the cool puppet.

      March 24, 2013

    • Kim Wilson B.

      Thanks, Dara!

      March 24, 2013

  • Suzi

    What a great afternoon it was....Rob, thanks for your lessons and hospitality! What a great place to be every few weeks....Everyone was so nice too! I'd like to be a "regular". You're appreciated :)

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Glad you enjoyed it, Suzi. You're always welcome as one of the regular crew.

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, talented people!

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Hope all's well, Wendy! Missed having you draw with us yesterday. Hope to see you at the next gathering.

      March 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It will get better. I will come to the next meet up. :-)

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I'm missing this class. Having a family crisis. :(

    March 23, 2013

  • Val

    Sorry to miss it!

    March 22, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Always great to draw with you Val. Bummed you can't make it today. Hope to catch up with you next time.

      March 23, 2013

  • Carol Ann H.

    I won't be available to attend this time but I look forward to the next Meetup. Have Fun. Carol Ann

    March 18, 2013

    • Rob C.

      See you next time!

      March 23, 2013

  • Kim Wilson B.

    bringing Leila. Thanks.

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Excellent!!! c ya!

      March 17, 2013

  • philip b.

    My wife and I are looking forward to our first meeting. I have finally started drawing about one a day for a week.

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Look forward to drawing with both of you!

      March 17, 2013

  • philip b.

    My wife and I are looking forward to our first meeting. I have finally started drawing about one a day for a week.

    March 17, 2013

  • Scott

    This sounds SKETCHY... but I'll give it a try! :P

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Suzi

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait!

    1 · February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, Is this meetup free? If so, I'm in!

    February 11, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Hi, Wendy! Thanks for joining our SC drawing crew. Yes, our meetups are free.

      February 11, 2013

  • Alan J. G.

    I have a few objects picked out myself...one that i've never drawn before... I have drawn this object many times in my sketch but not from actually looking at the reference object i actually created.

    February 10, 2013

    • Rob C.

      Cool! Sounds like it will be a good sketch exercise for you.

      February 11, 2013

  • Penny

    Looking forward to another Sketchup!
    Such a long way off though, I hope there will be reminders...

    February 10, 2013

  • Rob C.

    Be great to draw with Carol Ann, Afsaneh, and John! Hope to see Alan and Daryl on March 23! And hope to catch up with Sara at one of future gatherings soon!

    February 9, 2013

  • Sara

    Unfortunately I'll be heading to NY on March 23 but I hope to meet up with the group when I return in April. Thanks!

    February 9, 2013

  • Alan J. G.

    Rob ... cant give you 100% guarantee but i'll try to make it

    February 6, 2013

  • John K.

    Loved the last meetup, I had fun and learned some great ways to improve my drawing!

    February 4, 2013

  • Carol Ann H.

    Hi Rob, Me and Afsaneh will come again. Thank you.

    February 4, 2013

  • Daryl Abeille S.

    I have always wanted to draw...now let's see if I can!

    February 3, 2013

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