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We get together on weekends to wander around San Francisco, sketching people and places, natural and urban. We usually sketch for 2-3 hours, then sit down in a cafe to share sketches and chat. Sometimes we join up with other sketching groups or do field trips outside the city. Everyone welcome.

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Monday Morning Zoom Sketch Group

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Start your Monday sketching with pencil, pen or watercolor. We'll take turns posing for around seven minutes each, with a different theme each week. At the end of each session we'll share our work. Topic today is My favorite Color We'll do every Monday from 9AM - 11AM, August 17 to December 28 IMPORTANT! You will receive an email with the Zoom link, so make sure that Meetup.com has your correct email address. Also check that your Settings are turned on to receive Mailing list messages "As they are sent" (it's the last one on the list of email settings). ZOOM TIPS ◦ Make sure you have updated your browser (Chrome works best) and your operating system ◦ If you are on a tablet, download the Zoom app before entering the room. ◦ If you are new to Zoom please read: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/200941109-Attendee-Controls-in-a-Meeting ◦ Set up a free zoom account if you’ve had trouble accessing Zoom events in the past. If you already have a Zoom account, make sure you've upgraded to version 5. ZOOM ETIQUETTE ◦ Arrive at the waiting room 5 to 10 minutes before the start time. ◦ We can chat while drawing, but remember to mute yourself if there's a lot of background noise or you need to shuffle things around or talk to someone at home.

Virtual Portrait Party to Get Out the Vote

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Sketch by Jen A NEW ZOOM LINK will be emailed ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE EVENT to those who have RSVP'D. This session, we'll do SELF PORTRAITS that can include (or not) a Get-Out-The-Vote message. You can add a sign, a button, a slogan, a pattern...work on one piece or multiple. Before we start, I'll share a slideshow of art and photos that encourage voting/registering to vote. Let's use our sketches to inspire people to vote. It's not too late! ● Need help taking screenshots (of yourself) to draw? Arrive 5 to 10 minutes early. ● If you're on social media, we will exchange usernames. ● We will collect get out the vote/voter inspired hashtags to include with your social media posts. KEEP IN MIND THIS IS A POLITICALLY NEUTRAL SKETCH EVENT. You don't have to reveal who you're voting for, although we may be able to guess from how the sketch comes out. (And please, no comments on anyone else's voting preferences. As always, criticism is banned, on content as well as on style.) Alternatively, you can draw the candidates. See some sketches from the 2016 Sketch the Vote event. (https://www.meetup.com/SF-Sketchers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=27282512) If you volunteer, are looking for volunteers and/or looking for opportunities to get involved, we can discuss and share these opportunities in a breakout room or all together-TBD.

Monday Morning Zoom Sketch Group

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Start your Monday sketching with pencil, pen or watercolor. We'll take turns posing for around seven minutes each, with a different theme each week. At the end of each session we'll share our work. Topic today is toys past and present. We'll do every Monday from 9AM - 11AM, August 17 to December 28 IMPORTANT! You will receive an email with the Zoom link, so make sure that Meetup.com has your correct email address. Also check that your Settings are turned on to receive Mailing list messages "As they are sent" (it's the last one on the list of email settings). ZOOM TIPS ◦ Make sure you have updated your browser (Chrome works best) and your operating system ◦ If you are on a tablet, download the Zoom app before entering the room. ◦ If you are new to Zoom please read: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/200941109-Attendee-Controls-in-a-Meeting ◦ Set up a free zoom account if you’ve had trouble accessing Zoom events in the past. If you already have a Zoom account, make sure you've upgraded to version 5. ZOOM ETIQUETTE ◦ Arrive at the waiting room 5 to 10 minutes before the start time. ◦ We can chat while drawing, but remember to mute yourself if there's a lot of background noise or you need to shuffle things around or talk to someone at home.

Monday Morning Zoom Sketch Group

Online event

Start your Monday sketching with pencil, pen or watercolor. We'll take turns posing for around seven minutes each, with a different theme each week. At the end of each session we'll share our work. Topic today is toys past and present. We'll do every Monday from 9AM - 11AM, August 17 to December 28 IMPORTANT! You will receive an email with the Zoom link, so make sure that Meetup.com has your correct email address. Also check that your Settings are turned on to receive Mailing list messages "As they are sent" (it's the last one on the list of email settings). ZOOM TIPS ◦ Make sure you have updated your browser (Chrome works best) and your operating system ◦ If you are on a tablet, download the Zoom app before entering the room. ◦ If you are new to Zoom please read: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/200941109-Attendee-Controls-in-a-Meeting ◦ Set up a free zoom account if you’ve had trouble accessing Zoom events in the past. If you already have a Zoom account, make sure you've upgraded to version 5. ZOOM ETIQUETTE ◦ Arrive at the waiting room 5 to 10 minutes before the start time. ◦ We can chat while drawing, but remember to mute yourself if there's a lot of background noise or you need to shuffle things around or talk to someone at home.

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