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Signup for Urban Sketchers Symposium coming up - The 8th annual Urban Sketchers' Symposium will be in Chicago this year, July 26-29 and competition to get tickets will be fierce. The Laurie W. Feb 9, 2017 5:03 PM
Urban Sketchers announces: 10 years x 10 classes - Hello SF Sketchers - Although our group is not an official  Urban Sketchers chapter, a lot of us are involved in that organization and much of w Laurie W. Jan 19, 2017 1:07 PM
Urban Sketchers announces: 10 years x 10 classes - Laurie W. Jan 19, 2017 12:47 PM
Start time is 12:30 for SFMOMA meetup - Apologies—the meetup listing had two different start times. The correct one is 12:30 PM.  Hope to see you there, - Laurie For more details, see the full listing: Laurie W. Dec 29, 2016 10:18 AM
Winter 2016 SF Sketchers News - Hello sketchers - Here are some books and upcoming classes from members of this meetup group. This list is not curated in any way; I’m just passing on what members have sent me and none of these are o Laurie W. Dec 5, 2016 4:53 PM
Do you have something you'd like the whole sketching group to know about? - A number of members have approached me recently asking if they can send a message out to the whole group about a product or class that's coming up. Rather than bombard you with lots of emails, I'm collecting them all into one email to send out together Laurie W. Dec 1, 2016 7:03 PM
Get your discount tickets to the Dickens Fair now - If you're thinking of joining us at the Dickens Fair sketching meetup on December 3, you can get a discount of $7 off your ticket if you purchase by October 15—which is this Saturday! Laurie W. Oct 12, 2016 11:27 PM
How to make sure you get SF Sketchers info - Hello Sketchers - A number of people have told me recently that Meetup has stopped sending out notices about upcoming events. I don't know what's going on, but I suspect it's some glitch in the Meetup software (this has happened before). Laurie W. Sep 17, 2016 7:49 PM
Opportunities to show your artwork - Hello sketchers - Spark Arts gallery in the Castro hosted a recent meetup, and showed the sketches on a wall of the gallery during the Changing City show. If you’d like to have more involvement with Spark Arts gallery, there wil Laurie W. May 2, 2016 11:48 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Meetup details changed: Guest Post: Coastal Wildflower Festival/Earth Day - Aaargh, just realized that there is a serious typo in the e Laurie W. Apr 15, 2016 7:44 PM
Meetup details changed: Guest Post: Coastal Wildflower Festival/Earth Day - The meetup listing has been updated: start time is not 10:30 and we're meeting at the Francis Beach Visitor Center. It's very difficult to get there by public transit from SF, so if you're interested in carpooling either send an email to laurie Laurie W. Apr 14, 2016 7:19 PM
Invitation to put your changing city sketch in the show - Hello sketchers - If you're coming to the meetup Saturday in the Castro (or thinking about coming) I wanted to let you know that I talked to the gallery owner yesterday and she Laurie W. Mar 29, 2016 10:41 AM
Are you going to the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Manchester this summer? - Now that the dust has settled from second round of registrations for Manchester I'm trying to put together a facebook group for everyone from the Bay Area who'll be there. If you managed to get up at 4:00 am and make it through the signup proce Laurie W. Mar 6, 2016 1:16 PM
Changes to this weekend's meetups - Hello Sketchers - In case you didn't get the earlier message, I have canceled the Saturday night Grace Cathedral meetup and replaced it with a Sunday afternoon at the San Francisco Fire Department Museum. Read more about it Laurie W. Nov 11, 2015 10:45 AM
Urban Sketchers Workshop coming to SF! - Hello SF Sketchers - I'm sending out a special advance notice about this workshop because I'm afraid it will fill up before I get my regular newsletter together. "Capturing Chaos: Drawing a Crowd" is a reprise of Suhita Shirodkar's Laurie W. Aug 26, 2015 12:11 AM
Let me know about any sketching classes you are teaching - Hello Sketchers - I'm putting together another email blast to send out to the SF Sketchers group about sketching-related classes that will be happening in the Bay Area (and beyond) in the next 6 months or so. Laurie W. Aug 14, 2015 5:30 PM
Change of location for Marin Nature Journal Club class tomorrow - If you are thinking of coming to the sketching class tomorrow, note that the venue for the Marin class has been changed to the Belvedere-Tiburon Library, 1501 Tiburon Blvd. See directions here: http://www.johnmuirlaws.­com/venue/belvedere-tibur Laurie W. Jul 13, 2015 4:57 PM
Your ideal sketching day - Have you been wishing the sketching group would happen closer to where you live, or at a time that's more convenient for you? Do you have a special spot you'd like to go sketching? Go ahead and set it up! Laurie W. Apr 23, 2015 6:56 PM
Your ideal sketching day - Have you been wishing the sketching group would happen c Laurie W. Apr 23, 2015 6:53 PM
Correction: The Old Mint and History Expo in in SF, not Palo Alto - Some glitch in the meetup software added "Palo Alto" the the SOMA address of the Old Mint. Ignore that! It is in San Francisco . See the full meetup description  here . Laurie W. Feb 27, 2015 10:09 AM
Bay Area Sketching Resources - WINTER/SPRING 2015 - If you want to take your sketching to another level, the Bay Area is full of inspiring teachers and lively groups where you can learn new techniques and get more practice. This is the third edition of what I hope will be a quarterly email list of Laurie W. Feb 18, 2015 6:57 PM
Let me know about any sketching classes you are teaching - It looks like this didn't get through to a lot of people when I sent it before, so am sending again. I'm putting together another email blast to send out to the SF Sketchers group about sketching-related classes that will be happ Laurie W. Jan 28, 2015 10:53 AM
SF Sketchers is now on flickr! - Preview not available Laurie W. Jan 2, 2015 9:56 AM
Meetup fee going up to $2 in the New Year - Preview not available Laurie W. Dec 30, 2014 7:32 PM
Local Sketching Groups - Hello SF Sketchers - Some of you h Laurie W. Dec 3, 2014 12:20 AM
Finalizing plans for Fall color in the Sierra field trip - Hello sketchers - If you've been thinking abo Laurie W. Oct 12, 2014 6:32 PM
Organizing your own sketching meetups - Hello all - I'm delighted that people are taking the initiative and setting up their own meetups, but I ask that everyone please check with me first to get approval before posting. You can email me through the meetup site, or d Laurie W. Aug 7, 2014 12:49 PM
Meetup Cancelled: Hilltop Painting Workshop w/ East Bay Legend Tony Stromas - Hello to SF Sketchers members - I've been off in the Arizona desert for several weeks and haven't been checking email regularly, so didn't realize that someone I don't know anything about had posted a workshop on the SF Sketchers website withou Laurie W. Jul 29, 2014 3:18 PM
Bay Area Sketching Resources - SUMMER 2014 - Preview not available Laurie W. Jul 1, 2014 5:37 PM
Recommendations for the next Bay Area Sketching Resources list - Hello SF Sketchers - I'm putting together another another list of upcoming sketching-related events and other resources in the Laurie W. Jun 30, 2014 5:37 PM
SF Sketchers' First Gallery Show - Calling all SF Sketchers - I want to encourage everyone in the group to drop by the gallery opening this Saturday afternoon, even there isn't something of yours Laurie W. Jun 24, 2014 11:44 AM
Your ideal sketching day - Have you been wishing the sketching group would happen closer to where you live, or at a time that's more convenient for you? Do you have a specia Laurie W. Jun 4, 2014 10:08 AM
Meetup details changed: Meanwhile in SF with Wendy MacNaughton - We've finally nailed down all the details for the meetup with Wendy MacNaughton. If you've already signed up, I recommend going back to read the new event description on the meetup site, because some things have changed.  Laurie W. Mar 12, 2014 9:08 AM
Meetup details changed: Meanwhile in SF with Wendy MacNaughton - We've finally nailed down all the details for the meetup with Wendy MacNaughton. If you've already signed up, I recommend going back to read the new event description on the meetup site, because some things have changed.  Laurie W. Mar 12, 2014 9:08 AM
Bay Area Sketching Resources - WINTER 2014 - If you want to take your sketching to another level, the Bay Area is full of inspiring teachers and lively groups where you can learn new techniques and get more practice. This is the first edition of what I hope will be a quarterly email listing some Laurie W. Jan 28, 2014 10:56 AM
What local sketching resources do you know about? - Hello all - I'm compiling a list of Bay Area sketching resources for those of us who want to do classes or just find more people to sketch with. I'm hoping to pull on the experience of everyone in the group to find some really good stuff. Pleas Laurie W. Jan 14, 2014 9:11 PM
Meetup details changed: Nature Journal Club trip to Hawk Hill is Oct 27 - I put down the wrong date for this meetup. The correct date is Sunday October 27. apologies for the confusion, Laurie For more details, see the full listing: h Laurie W. Oct 2, 2013 2:02 PM
Meetup date changed for Berkeley Sailing Adventure - I put this on the wrong day! It's Sunday the 8th of September, not Saturday. I've also corrected a few minor details. See the full listing at: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Sketc­he Laurie W. Jul 30, 2013 11:27 AM
Meetup details changed: Potrero Hill Blues - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Sketc­hers/events/127036892/ When : Sunday, July 7,[masked]:45 PM Laurie W. Jul 1, 2013 4:10 PM
New information available for the 1st Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketchcrawl - There's more info now for where and when this event will be happening. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Sketc­hers/events/115066362/ Laurie W. Jun 12, 2013 2:09 PM
Trail stool on sale at REI through May 27 - Apologies for the email blast, but lot of people have been asking me to recommend something to sit on while sketching and I see that REI is having another sale on their  Trail Stool Laurie W. May 24, 2013 2:41 PM
Changed date to Saturday for Community Garden @ Fort Mason Meetup - Hello sketchers - I just discovered that the Tour of California bicycle race start will be just next to where we are planning to sketch on Sunday morning. The riders will be gone by the time we were scheduled to start, but I'm worried that the Laurie W. May 14, 2013 3:30 PM
500 sketchers! - We reached 500 members today and I can't think of a thing to do to celebrate. Any ideas? But I will take this opportunity to remind you to take the poll about what repeat meetups you'd like to see this year. Only 22 people have responded so far Laurie W. Apr 19, 2013 6:58 PM
Sketchcrawls coming up - Hello sketchers - Apologies for yet another email blast, but I just discovered that there's a Sketchcrawl scheduled for this weekend. It conflicts with the "Being Earnest on Fort Mason Green" so I'm going confusion and not post it on the site, Laurie W. Apr 10, 2013 12:45 PM
Meetup details changed: Inspiration from "City Streets" art show -   The opening of the City Streets show has been postponed for a week, so the date of this meetup has changed to Saturday April 27 (note that it's a Saturday now, not Sunday as before). As always, if you can't make it,  plea Laurie W. Apr 9, 2013 5:18 PM
John Muir Laws tutorial on drawing widlflowers today and tomorrow - Hello Sketchers - Here's a late notice that the Nature Journal Club's monthly tutorials with the wonderful John Muir Laws are happening today and tomorrow, at the usual locations and times: Second Tuesday of the Month       � Laurie W. Apr 9, 2013 8:05 AM
How to get to that poll - It looks like the link I sent might not give you the option of voting (there are some serious problems with the Meetup.com UI). The best I can figure out for now is to give instructions: 1) Click on the "More" tab at the top of the page Laurie W. Feb 18, 2013 10:48 PM
New Poll: Vote for the meetups you'd like to see repeated - February 25th will be the one-year anniversary our first meetup. In the first year we've sketched in a new place each week, with only a couple of repeats. For our second year we could continue going to all new places (there is a lot to sketch in th Laurie W. Feb 18, 2013 8:42 PM
Meetup details changed: Sketch birds, reptiles, insects and model trains at the Randall Museum - Darn! I forgot that the Randall Museum is closed on Sundays. I have rescheduled for Saturday February 9th. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Sketc­hers/ev Laurie W. Jan 11, 2013 11:12 AM
Sharing news, inspiration, blogs and other good stuff on the Message Board - I've had several discussions lately about how to let other members of the meetup know about things we're doing outside the group. The Meetup.com UI isn't well set up for this, but it looks to me like the best available method is to post so Laurie W. Jan 10, 2013 3:20 PM
Meetup details changed: New Year's Resolution Sketching Expedition at Crissy Field - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Sketc­hers/events/96010782/ When : Tuesday, January 1,[masked]:00 Laurie W. Dec 31, 2012 4:50 PM
Your ideal sketching day - Have you been wishing the sketching group would happen closer to where you live, or at a time that's more convenient for you? Do you have a special spot you'd like to go sketching? Go ahead and set it up! I will be away or b Laurie W. Dec 6, 2012 10:55 AM
Dates for John Muir Laws' nature journaling group - I emailed the whole group a few weeks ago about Jack Laws' new sketching group, and suggested that people join the meetup group he set up, but now it looks like he's posting most of the information for it on his website and has also set up a facebook g Laurie W. Nov 30, 2012 9:58 AM
John Muir Laws' nature sketching group is starting! - Hooray! John Muir Laws has finally started his long-awaited bay area nature journaling meetup group. Go here to read more about it and sign up. Jack is a t Laurie W. Nov 8, 2012 8:21 AM
Post your sketches to the Urban Sketchers group too - Jana Bouc, Bay Area coordinator for the international Urban Sketchers group (and also a member of this group) has invited us to get involved in the Urban Sketchers project. You can post your sketches to the new Urban Sketchers Facebook group an Laurie W. Oct 29, 2012 12:47 PM
How to make the meetup group work better for you - Have you been wishing the sketching group would happen closer to where you live, or at a time that's more convenient for you? This is your chance to set that up. I will be away or busy for the first three weekends in August, and it would be great Laurie W. Jul 16, 2012 2:26 PM
Meetup details changed: Worldwide Sketchcrawl #36 - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing: http://www.meetup.com/SF-Sketc­hers/events/65074872/ When : Saturday, July 14,[masked]:30 A Laurie W. Jul 13, 2012 9:55 AM
Want to organize a meetup in mid-June? - Have you been wishing the sketching group would happen closer to where you live, or at a time that's more convenient for you? This is your chance to set that up.  I will be out of town for two weekends, June 9-10 and 16-17, and I'd hate to lose moment Laurie W. May 27, 2012 3:45 PM
Sketching stool on sale at REI - Apologies for the email blast, but a lot of people have been asking me about something to sit on while sketching and I just noticed that REI is having a sale on their Trail Stool . Regular Laurie W. May 16, 2012 8:13 AM
Urban Sketchers is now SF Sketchers - The name change is now official. SF Sketchers was the overwhelming favorite in the poll and nobody else has claimed it, so we're going with it. The old url should still redirect, but if you're sending someone new to the group, tell them the address is: Laurie W. Mar 19, 2012 9:44 AM
Re: Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Need meetup organizers for the next few weeks - I think the urban greenbelt near Levis Plaza is a great location, with its landscaping, rock sculptures, fountains and streams. There is also a pretty dramatic rock cliff wall and staircase near there with plenty of its own sketching possibilities. Anne W. Mar 15, 2012 7:33 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Need meetup organizers for the next few weeks - Hi again, I'm not sure my reply last night got through so am redoing. I think your spot is great. Lots of possibilities. A chair will probably be a good idea. I like Saturday Sue Mar 14, 2012 9:26 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Need meetup organizers for the next few weeks - That sounds wonderful. I am sorry to miss it. I'm not quite sure how this business of other people posting meetups Laurie W. Mar 14, 2012 6:48 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Need meetup organizers for the next few weeks - Great idea! I like Saturdays, so April 7th seems best for me Sue On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Anne Wellington < awellington@wellingtonvisuals.­c Sue Mar 13, 2012 11:53 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Need meetup organizers for the next few weeks - Ann, This looks wonderful with lots of options. I cannot be there on the 7th, but the 8th is good for me. Louise On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM, Anne Wellington < Louise Mar 13, 2012 11:13 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Need meetup organizers for the next few weeks - Hi All SF Sketchers - I will be out of town myself the last weekend of Marc Anne W. Mar 13, 2012 9:00 PM
Need meetup organizers for the next few weeks - I'll be on a family trip to Australia, leaving March 23 and returning April 12. That's 3 weekends, so this seems like a good time to open the group up to anyone who wants to organize a meetup. Think about what your own perfect sketching o Laurie W. Mar 13, 2012 10:21 AM
Last chance to vote on new name - So far 17 people have voted, and "SF Sketchers" is the clear lead. If you'd like to weigh in it's not too late, but I'm planning to do the name change by the weekend, so do it now. Go Laurie W. Mar 12, 2012 12:29 PM
Vote for a new name for the group - I've posted all the names that people have sent in (I think). On the Urban Sketchers Meetup site, click on More in the top nav bar (gold type) and select Polls from the drop-down menu. You can Laurie W. Mar 7, 2012 2:59 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - Thank you I like not "cementing" the idea of just Urban sketching. Maybe we'll venture beyond just urban. Sue Sent from my iPad On Mar 5, 2012, at 1:38 PM, Mary Sue Mar 7, 2012 11:10 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - OOOO - Sketchers by the Bay! R o b i n S h e r r e r robin s. Mar 6, 2012 2:10 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - what about City Sketchers? On 06/03/[masked]:56, Carrie Lee McClish wrote: Francesco Mar 6, 2012 12:09 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] SF-a-Sketch - Hi All, How about: SF-CitySketch Dropping the "ing" means that the word "Sketch" won't be confused with other groups nationally or internationally. Louise Louise Mar 6, 2012 11:54 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Re: Urban Sketchers Mailing List Daily Digest - SF Sketchers works best for me. It's what I would tell a friend - "hey, I'm meeting up with the SF Sketchers next Sat..." and soon I' Elizabeth G. Mar 6, 2012 11:53 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - More Group Names?: Bay City Sketchers, Sketchers By The Bay, SF Bay Sketchers, SF Street Sketchers On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM, Laurie Wigham < laurie@lauriewi Carrie Lee M. Mar 6, 2012 11:51 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] Re: Urban Sketchers Mailing List Daily Digest - Preview not available Carrie Lee M. Mar 6, 2012 11:07 AM
Re: Urban Sketchers Mailing List Daily Digest - Hi All - I like SF Sketchers as well. Also, here are an Anne W. Mar 6, 2012 8:48 AM
SF-a-Sketch - Preview not available Mary A. Mar 5, 2012 4:52 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - SF-a-Sketch (bring your own knobs, shake to erase) R o b i n robin s. Mar 5, 2012 2:03 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - Preview not available Mary A. Mar 5, 2012 11:49 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] The secret handshake... - Preview not available Mary A. Mar 5, 2012 9:54 AM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - SF Sketchers - or SF Scratchers - or Sketch SF - or Bob... R robin s. Mar 4, 2012 9:07 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - SF Sketchers is a good name for me. thanks. On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM, Laurie Wigham < [address removed] > wrote: ron Mar 4, 2012 7:07 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] We need to change our name! - SF-etchin Draw SF Sketcher SF Draw OnIt SF Sketch-It Sue Sent from Sue's iPhone On Mar 4, 2012, at 6:45 PM, Laurie Wigham < Sue Mar 4, 2012 6:55 PM
We need to change our name! - In my haste to set up this group, I didn't realize that the name "Urban Sketchers" is already taken. Not only is it already being used by well-organized groups around the world, but there is a book, a philosophy and a manifesto! (You can re Laurie W. Mar 4, 2012 6:45 PM
Re: [Urban-Sketchers] The secret handshake... - leaf it is. randall museum? R o b i robin s. Mar 3, 2012 6:54 PM
The secret handshake... - I've been trying to think of an easy way for us to find each other when out in the field (aside from obvious things like looking for someone with a sketchbook) and I think I've got it: wear a LEAF on your person somewhere. Stick it in a buttonhole, wed Laurie W. Mar 3, 2012 6:30 PM
Welcome to the Urban Sketchers Meetup Group - Welcome to the Urban Sketchers Meetup Group! You're probably hoping that this email will explain everything about the group so you can figure out if it will work for you. Unfortunately, it&n Laurie W. Feb 26, 2012 4:00 PM

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