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Urban Sketching at National Museum of Scotland
Our regular Sunday drawing at the National Museum of Scotland at Chambers Street. It's central and there is the option of going around the museum with lots of things to draw: dinosaurs, ancient relics, sculptures, tourists etc. Meet at the Balcony Cafe on the 3rd floor up the escalator at noon. We'll have our sketch pads and drawing stuff on the table. We generally stay at least a couple of hours but some often stay drawing for longer. Posting a picture or scan of your drawings onto the page is by no means compulsory but highly welcomed. What better way for us to remember the evening? The way to do it is to go back to the event page and you will find an icon under the event title which says "upload". Click on it and then follow instructions. But please don't feel pressured to post your drawing. The most important thing is to relax and have fun :) What is Urban Sketching? The idea came from the original group in San Francisco who created a manifesto that was copied around the globe in all major cities: Urban Sketchers Manifesto 1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. 2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. 3. Our drawings are a record of time and place. 4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness. 5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. 6. We support each other and draw together. 7. We share our drawings online. 8. We show the world, one drawing at a time. Let's do this!

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers St EH1 1JF · Edinburgh

What we're about

This group is for anyone who likes to draw. Unlike other artists like musicians, actors or dancers... people who like to create drawings often do so alone. Once finished they tend to hide their sketch pad somewhere and few people get the pleasure of seeing their work. There's nothing wrong with that but it could also be a fun social activity just like it was when we were toddlers in art class.
All levels and styles are welcome and you could use any medium you like (pencils, charcoal, crayons etc.). We meet weekly in a public place like a coffee-shop or a park. Then you draw anything you like. It could be a bowl of fruit, a person modelling or a dog nearby. There are no teachers or prizes. Just sketching and friends having a wee blether.

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