River Market, New Westminster

Please bring your own sketchbook or paper, and any drawing materials you like: pencils, charcoal, watercolours, pens, crayons, pastels etc.

A small folding stool might also be helpful.

We can choose from sketching the riverfront, boats, the shops, the market stalls, there are indoor and outdoor areas, cafes, restaurants and facilities.

Getting there via Skytrain should be easy too: get off at New Westminster, walk down 8th Street towards the river and use the pedestrian overpass to get to the River Market = a 3-minute walk.

Feel free to come earlier, but I can't get there until 2 pm. If anybody wants to sketch earlier in the day, just set up another meeting that meets at 11 or noon or whatever time you prefer, and see who wants to sketch earlier.

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  • Susan R.

    Sorry I missed you today. Grad dress shopping trumped sketching today. I'm looking forward to photos any of you might want to post of your efforts today.

    April 28, 2013

    • Sigrid

      Sounds like you had important things to do, I understand! I will try to post some pictures soon.

      April 28, 2013

    • Susan R.

      I'm also wondering how your workshop/discussion at the BCSLA went last week. I imagine lots of landscape architects would be interested in Urban Sketching.

      April 28, 2013

  • patricia

    Apart from a cold wind blowing along the River it was enjoyable.

    April 28, 2013

  • Sigrid

    Visitor centre is closed but I am outside the door with my sign right now. Sitting on my stool. You will be looking right at the visitor centre and me as you're coming down the 8th St pedestrian overpass.

    April 28, 2013

  • cyndi

    Sorry something came up. i can't make it today. You guys have fun!

    April 28, 2013

  • Kate M.

    Hey guys I woke up feeling really crummy, so I won't be making it to this one. :(

    Hopefully I'll see you all soon though!

    April 28, 2013

    • Sigrid

      Too bad. Get well!

      April 28, 2013

  • Anita

    I'll be a bit late, but will look for you guys!

    April 28, 2013

    • Sigrid

      I'll check in when I get there and tell you where I'm at

      April 28, 2013

  • Sigrid

    Weather looks good right now! See you soon!

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll definitely go today! See you!

    April 28, 2013

  • Kate M.

    See you there!

    April 27, 2013

  • ARLENE F.

    sorry I can't make it - family has other plans

    April 27, 2013

  • Marie-Pierre M.

    Can't make it this time but wishing all happy sketching.

    April 24, 2013

  • ARLENE F.

    I will be there earlier..around 11am.
    I need to leave by 2:30

    April 23, 2013

  • patricia

    I will invite people but not yet sure if they can attend.

    April 23, 2013

  • patricia

    I am looking forward to meeting the group for the first time, but sorry to see that the weather forecast is similar to last Sunday's. I live in New Westminster and was hoping that we could sketch the Chief Skugaid, the l00-year-old fishboat/rum-runner which the City is attempting to chase away. Fortunately the Market building is large enough to hold a number of people although the Food Court might be too crowded.

    As for the steps at the end of 8th St, it is a bit hard for those with mobility problems (such as myself) and I would suggest the level crossing at Begbie St. Watch out for the trains.

    April 23, 2013

  • Don M.

    Can't make it this time. It sounds like a great location, have a great meetup, see you soon.

    April 23, 2013

  • Anita

    Thanks for organizing this group, Sigrid, it's such a great idea! I look forward to meeting folks.
    RE: Sunday's location, I was there some months ago first time by Skytrain and it's v easy to get to.

    April 22, 2013

  • Sigrid

    Feel free to come earlier and meet without me, but I can't get there until 2 pm. If anybody wants to sketch earlier in the day, just form another group that meets at 11 or noon, OK?

    April 22, 2013

  • Sigrid

    And via Skytrain should be easy too: get off at New Westminster, walk down 8th Street towards the river and use the pedestrian overpass to get to the River Market.

    April 22, 2013

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