What we're about

Do you love to sketch and draw from the world around you? Welcome to the Milwaukee Sketch Club! This is a group where artists, both amateur and professional, get together and sketch/draw from the real world. It's also a great opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded creative folks in the Milwaukee area! Some of our meetings will be held in public, freely available spaces, but we will also have meetups at places such as the Boerner Botanical Gardens, the Milwaukee County Zoo, the art museum, the Mitchell Park Conservatory, the Milwaukee Public Museum, etc.

Whether you're a professional artist, a beginner, or someone who's just looking for a unique way to take in the city of Milwaukee and it's surrounding areas, this is the group for you!

Upcoming events (2)

Sketching at the Boerner Botanical Gardens

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Join us for a relaxing morning of sketching at the Boerner Botanical Gardens on saturday, May 28th from 9am to 12pm!

"Thousands of plants bring the seasons to life at Boerner, with colorful and fragrant displays laid out in 12 formal gardens. Explore a rose garden, peony garden, and daylily garden, stroll under blossoming crabapples, and enjoy the view while having a light lunch in the cafe or a special holiday brunch in the Garden Room."

"A living museum of woody plants from around the world, the 1000-plus acre Arboretum spans Whitnall Park and stretches along the adjoining Root River Parkway. Trees and shrubs belonging to the Arboretum’s special collections are arranged in groves according to plant family. Both beautiful and educational, the arboretum serves as an outdoor classroom for anyone interested in woody plants."

What to bring: Your favorite drawing/sketching supplies.

Admission:

  • Milwaukee County Resident Adults : (ages 18 & up): $7.00
  • Non-Resident Adults (ages 18 & up): $8.00
  • Seniors (Milwaukee County Resident, ages 60+): $5.00
  • Disability (any age): $5.00
  • Junior/Child Resident: $5.00
  • Junior/Child Non-resident: $6.00
  • Students (with ID): $5.00
  • Group Adult Resident:$6.50
  • Group Adult Non-Resident: $7.50
  • Milwaukee County Resident Group Children: $4.50
  • Non-resident Group Children: $5.50

Parking: The Gardens have their own large parking lot.

We will have our initial meeting as a group in the visitor center at 9:00am before breaking off to explore and sketch. If you have any questions or plan on attending but will be arriving late please feel free to message Bryan.

Sketching at the Basilica of Saint Josaphat

Basilica of Saint Josaphat

Join us on Saturday, June 11th from 10:00am - 1:00pm for sketching at the beautiful and historic Basilica of Saint Josaphat in Milwaukee!

"The Basilica of St. Josaphat stands as a testimony to the perseverance of the Polish immigrant population that created it and remains a monument to the faith of the generations that have followed. The Basilica is the home of an active parish community under the pastoral leadership of the Conventual Franciscans."

"In the Catholic Church, basilica status is reserved for the largest, most beautiful, and most historically important churches. In 1929, St. Josaphat Church was named the third basilica in the United States. Today there are over sixty in the United States. It is as close as we get to a European Cathedral. It is the largest church in Milwaukee, with a seating capacity of over 1,000 on the main floor, hundreds more can be accommodated in the galleries."

"Located in the Pope John Paul II Pavilion on the west side of the Basilica, the visitor center is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00am to 3:00pm. Walking tour brochures are available for your convenience. There is also a free exhibit of images and information detailing the story of the Basilica on the lower level of the Pavilion."

Where: We will be meeting inside the visitor's center at 10:00am.

What to bring: Your favorite drawing/sketching supplies.

Parking: There is ample street parking all around the Basilica.

If you have any questions or plan attending but will be arriving late, please feel free to message Bryan.

Past events (26)

Sketching at Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

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