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Draw Granville Island and plan the June 14 Draw Down event

11:00 - 11:30 DrawDown event meeting: I would like to plan the June 14 Draw Down event and what better place to meet than on Granville Island, where we'll be hosting it. Don't worry if you wanted to help out on June 14, but can't make it to this meeting, we can fill you in on the 14th, and it is not brain surgery.

11:30 - 1:00 Go sketch! Besides our purpose of meeting, this is a great place to find subjects to draw. We can sketch inside the market if it rains, or outside if the weather is decent. Market stalls or water/city views, boats, people, pigeons, sea gulls are options. And of course, there's plenty of food.

There is free 3-hour parking all over the island, but it's not much fun driving onto the island on a weekend. If you must do that, watch for the new parking restrictions, there are some 1-hour spots now. There is an Easy Park just off the Island, a bit further east along False Creek, for $1 per hour. From there it's only a 10-minute walk to the Public Market.

Bring a sketchbook or paper, maybe a portable stool, and any drawing materials you like: pencils, charcoal, watercolours, pens, crayons, pastels etc.

Come earlier and/or stay later, and do your grocery shopping while you're there.

1:00 pm check-in (always optional!): If you are late or can't find us, let's meet up again at 1:00 pm in that same area outside and show each other what we've drawn. If you click on the map link above and zoom in, you can see exactly where we will meet. I am also posting a screenshot from Google Maps.




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  • Kai

    There is real great place to draw. And that was beautiful day!

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Janette

    great time organizing the draw down

    1 · June 9, 2014

  • Davie

    Lovely to plan the Vancouver Draw Down with other sketchers today.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Carlos F.

    At the last minute I knew I could go. See you all there.

    1 · June 8, 2014

  • Junichi h.

    We'll see you soon, McNulty!

    June 8, 2014

  • Don M.

    Granville Is is a great place to draw, especially on a sunny day. People, boats, buildings, flowers in the market, coffee, food, art shops, galleries, buskers, love it! See you there!

    June 8, 2014

  • Don M.

    OK, I'll be the Boss and delegate. See you tomorrow Sigrid.

    June 7, 2014

    • Sigrid

      This back and forth is getting old, but I will be there after all! We now think we need Saturday to get ready for our road trip, so I have time to pop by.

      1 · June 7, 2014

  • Sigrid

    I'll just put Don in charge on the 14th if that's OK with you, Don. Then you must promise to delegate to everyone else and not do anything yourself, is the idea. Except for wearing your red cap and that friendly smile.

    June 7, 2014

  • Hazel S.

    I can't make it for the meeting on Jun 8 but will attend the meetup event on Jun 14 to help out.

    June 7, 2014

  • Junichi h.

    Let's enjoy month of June! I'll be there landing by the False Creek Ferry.

    June 7, 2014

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