June Sketchup: An Evening of Drawing Socially

Hey, June sketch-bugs! Ignite your creative mojo, mingle with like-minded creative folks, and draw the night away!

Join us for our annual June Sketchup—a rollicking evening of laughter, friendly banter, and intrigue (sharing stories and ideas about drawing can be delightfully mysterious, you know). Our lively gatherings have become a popular First Friday Art Tour event for anyone interested in drawing—beginners & pros alike! 

"I really enjoy meeting and drawing with everyone at our Sketchups!" Rob Court, Drawing Coach & Sketchup host

Our Sketchups: Do you enjoy drawing or curious to learn more about it? The Santa Cruz Sketchups take place in a friendly, creative studio environment. Share your ideas or phobias about drawing. Experiment with materials. Get some free coaching. Enjoy a conversation over some pencil doodles or dive into some charcoal sketches from life. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow sketchers. Got a sketchbook? Bring it along. A fun, creative evening for the whole family—and it's FREE!

We're a short distance from downtown Santa Cruz, the Tannery, and various venues participating in the festive First Friday Art Tour. Refreshments are served.

Drawing Improves Your World: Classes and workshops 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 the Scribbles Institute website

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  • Bev O.

    Fun people, great munchies, fabulous drawings, really fun night. Thanks Rob for putting on such a fun party.

    1 · June 7, 2014

    • Rob C.

      Thanks for helping! Awesome pics!

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • Alan J. G.

    another solid night of drawing and socializing!! whoo hoo!!

    2 · June 7, 2014

  • Rob C.

    I'm excited to meet new members and long-time Sketchup parties. See everyone tonight, 6-9:30. :-)

    2 · June 6, 2014

  • Noni

    At this point, 1:50PM, I will be in charge of my grandson & cannot attend..But if it changes I'll pop by. Thanks

    June 6, 2014

    • Rob C.

      Hope you can make it, Noni! Bring your grandson, too. :-)

      June 6, 2014

  • James G.

    Hey Rob, haven't been feeling great the last couple of days, so will have to catch you next time. Cheers, Jim.

    June 6, 2014

    • Rob C.

      Sorry to hear it, James. We'll miss having you at the drawing table. Draw with you at our next gathering. Keep drawing!

      June 6, 2014

  • Alan J. G.

    Hey Rob can your parking lot accommodate 29 people? anyway me and Jen are planning on coming over the hill around noon and going to the beach so we might be the first people to arrive!
    CAN'T WAIT for tonight!!!!! maybe I'll make it a water color night? I haven't done one of those in a while!!

    1 · June 6, 2014

    • Rob C.

      The more people, the merrier the drawing! Great you and Jen can make it, man. c ya!

      June 6, 2014

  • Lisa K

    Need to change my RSVP, can not get away tomorrow night. I will catch up with everyone next time. Thank you and I apologize for the late notice

    1 · June 5, 2014

    • Rob C.

      Look forward to drawing with you at the next Sketchup, Lisa! :-)

      June 5, 2014

  • Ann A.

    I am looking forward to it!! I haven't drawn or sketched in 30 years...lol Do I need to bring any drawing materials or paper?

    1 · June 2, 2014

    • Rob C.

      We've got everything you need here at the studio, Ann. But you're welcome to bring your own supplies and/or sketchbook. See you Friday!

      June 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need to change my RSVP. Too much going on between Friday and Saturday. Will catch up with everyone the next time.

    1 · May 31, 2014

    • Rob C.

      Draw with you next time, Meredith!

      May 31, 2014

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