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Winter Sketchbooking in Castlefield

Hi all!

At the first Sketchbookers social I spoke to a few of you about meeting for a first event in Castlefield. It's central, an easy first location, local to most, and has a good variety of subjects to draw, paint, collage and photograph -  train and tram bridges, viaducts, the fort, the canals, locks, house and canal boats, the old and converted warehouses as well the newer architecture and the overall cityscape.


If there is bad weather then there is loads of places inside (pubs, bars, cafes) and outside (under bridges) to shelter.

Lets meet up, draw for a few hours, then have a pub lunch and then either move location to take a peek and draw at the Museum of Science and Industry and the Castlefield Market (open every Sunday, http://castlefieldmarket.org.uk), or carry on drinking in the pub. ;o)

Bring your sketchbook, a flask of coffee, warm clothes, a bag of different things to sketch, draw and paint with, your wallet, a small hangover from the night before and a pinch of creative curiosity. ;o)

I look forward to seeing some familiar and new faces.

Matt

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to all of you who braved the weather yesterday for the first sketchbookers event. It was cold and wet but I think we made the most of it, and lets face it, we do live in Manchester! After discussions with people yesterday I am going to suggest some indoor (plan b) and outdoor (plan A)activities in a survey for you all to vote on. Then, based on what you say, I will probably chance the 'pemberley' meet up to this location instead as people had told me they were going to find it difficult to get there. See you all soon and stay tuned!

    Matt

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was really looking forward to popping along, alas my dad's been in hospital and been so busy....gutted I missed this one as I missed the 1st one....see you in Feb!!

    January 27, 2014

  • nicky

    though the weather was a challenge, I did venture out and am glad I did. suprisingly, I quite enjoyed drawing under the arches in an unusual situation and then we went into the cafe had a lovely warming cup of coffee and sat drawing the interior, still life and chatting about drawing. Thanks

    January 26, 2014

  • nicky

    though perfectly understood the off putting weather, I did venture out and I'm glad I did. Really enjoyed under the arches and drawing in an unusual situation. Then we went into the warm had a cup of coffee and just sat round drawing the still life and building and chatting about drawing techniques. Looking forward to next time. thanks

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • John C.

    Uploaded a couple of drawings of Castlefield, gel ink pan and marker pen drawings.

    January 26, 2014

  • John C.

    Good to see different approaches and styles of drawing.

    January 26, 2014

  • John C.

    I enjoyed sketching today and meeting up with fellow sketchers in Castlefield, weather not the best but this is Manchester.

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cancelled because of the weather too and it's a shame because I was looking forward to meeting some new folk. Maybe it's just not the time of year for outdoor sketching, perhaps consider indoor based ones until Spring is on it's way? :D I think less people would have cancelled if there was guaranteed warmth! :D

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry I couldn't make it :( Seeing all the comments I feel bad >.< So unfortunate about the weather!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello. Sorry Matthew I couldn't make it. I will be there next time. Hope you get some good sketches :)

    January 26, 2014

  • Jonathan S.

    Hey! Where bouts are you guys now? Also, I've just found out that Mosi is free entry so gotta say I'm tempted to stay inside and sketch trains...

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    HI
    Sorry I'm out too. Weather will spoil it for me, it's a lot of busing and waiting around, which I dont mind if the weather is reasonable, but I would be miserable today. Also I cannot afford to spend in cafe's or pubs.. it's just a flask and sandwiches for me. Is there going to be another sketchbook day? xx Th anks

    January 26, 2014

  • Sharon

    Sorry i'm out too grim for me!

    January 26, 2014

  • James

    Matthew, im on my way but running late. Should be there by 11. Dont give up!

    James

    January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries mate. I'll be here. I'm enjoying a flask of coffee right now. Message when you arrive. I'll be loitering to pick up any stray Sketchbookers shortly.

      January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello! Im here! I will be under the bridge with a ruck sack and waterproof jacket! I'll be tall, wet and looking positive! ;-)

    January 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry can't make it, hope to see you next time

      January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ps. Still sheltering in car at mo until half past. Just in case anyone wondering! ;-)

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not able to make it after all, my dad is still in hospital so wont be able to join you all!!! See you at the next one!!

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bollocky weather still planned for tomorrow but I'll be there - even if we spend it indoors drying our socks. M

    January 25, 2014

  • Matt

    I don't think I'll be able to make this anymore unfortunately as I'm so busy with my studies, may have to head the next one or possibly even wait until April until I have time!

    January 25, 2014

  • Stewart R.

    My boss has just informed me he double booked my day off. so i don't finish work till 13:30. its a shame but looks like i'm out.

    January 24, 2014

  • Anne P.

    Listen to Saturday Live R4 this week. Simone Ridyard and James Hobbs talking about the Urban Sketching

    January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really looking forward to this! See you all there :)

    January 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all! I've just checked the Met office website and there is a yellow weather warning for wind and rain for the whole of the North West on Sunday! Darn it! There are bridges and places to shelter underneath, and bars in the area so if it gets too ridiculous we can shelter indoors. I was hoping for crisp, cold and bright. Oh well. Waterproofs at the ready! See you all soon Matt

    January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be bringing a folding chair with me, I've difficulty standing for too long, really looking forward to getting back to sketching and meeting every one!!

    January 21, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      a folding chair! genius idea! I may follow suit! :D

      January 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi
    Will be fun, looking forward to it. :)

    January 21, 2014

  • Donna N.

    Look forward to meeting you all and hopefully on time :)

    January 20, 2014

  • Matt

    ...on a different note, I reckon you should get a Twitter page set up! That would help promote the group pretty well ;)

    January 18, 2014

  • Matt

    Anyone got a rough idea what time this will be going on till? I may struggle to get there for 10:30 to be honest as I generally have pretty busy mornings! Should be able to get there around midday though at the latest

    January 18, 2014

  • Lynne C.

    I am looking forward to meeting you all, but think I will probably have to give this one a miss after all. Saturday 25th is World Wide SketchCrawl Day and I didn't clock that it's the same weekend as your meet-up (duh). I will be running a similar event all day Saturday, so can't really abandon hubby for both days, or I'll be in trouble :-) See you next time I hope.

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be able to make this one, will be on me tod but looking forward to meeting everyone!! Have even bought myself some new shiny tools to use on the day :)

    January 16, 2014

  • Sarah

    It will be my first meet up! I don't know the castlefield area that well I know how to get to the science industry museum but from there I'm not quite sure?

    January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Sarah. It's very easy to find. Just down the road from Deansgate train station. Google the postcode and you will see. Matt

      January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it :D Nice job picking somewhere with close tram links too. I nearly panicked when I thought it was outside the cite area xD

    January 10, 2014

  • hamadp

    I'd like to be a part of this but may have too attend later as am a busy bee until 2

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm totally up for it. It'll be nice to meet some new friendly faces! :D

    January 6, 2014

  • David L.

    sorry,can't make it...i work sundays.

    D

    January 1, 2014

  • James

    Brilliant. great to get this in the diary now. See you there.

    December 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Look forward to seeing you James. M

      December 27, 2013

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