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Dive Bar Doodles: A Sketch Meetup
Dive Bar Doodles, Sketch Sessions, and music art ... Every other Monday night I get my drawing practice in .. come out & sit with me at Radio Bar and work on your own images! You can sketch your own projects, work on random still life setups, capture bar scenes, or use music its self as a model of sound to translate into a 2-dimensional image. When you need a break, you can always go downstairs & dance for a while. There's an awesome DJ (DJ Ball-D) as well as $5 well drinks and beer & shot specials (Bartender Gabriel). But if you're not into intoxication, that's ok too. Please bring your own supplies and a book light. (you won't be able to see if you don't bring a light with you). Electrical outlets are hard to find so come pre-charged. Outside food is ok to bring. I'll be either downstairs by the DJ booth or upstairs in a dimly lit fenced lounge with pictures of boxers on the wall. All skill levels encouraged. 21+ only. Suggested donations of $5-10 (Pay here, Venmo @CottonTurner or just bring cash) Please RSVP! If I don't see anyone has signed up, I might decide to sketch somewhere else. However always feel free to go on your own as well. [masked] text me, Yolanda, with any questions & if you need to confirm. Note: This has changed from a weekly event to a bi-weekly event happening on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month. FAQ's ..................... - This event happens every other Monday night (1st & 3rd Mondays) - This is a self-guided social sketch/doodle group for support, feedback, sharing resources, and getting encouragement to be creative. - DJ Ball-D spins 80's & 90's Hip Hop all night! - $5 well drinks and beer & shot specials by Bartender Gabriel (also serves at District) - Bring your own supplies and a book light. (you won't be able to see if you don't bring a light with you). - Electrical outlets are hard to find so come with devices pre-charged. - Outside food is ok to bring. - 21+ only - Street parking available - Easy to get to via Uber/Lyft, AC Transit bus, & BART (BART stops running at midnight) - Wheelchair accessible - Suggested donations of $5-10 (Pay here, Venmo @CottonTurner or just bring cash) - Feel free to text me if you have questions and to confirm before heading out. - Positive vibes only - See you soon! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dive Bar Doodles, sketch sessions, and music art is held every other Monday night at Radio in Oakland, CA. Designed to give artists space to practice skills & access to the joyful development that comes from creative output while also giving the community an opportunity to join in on the fun. This allows us to support each other as we seek a creative outlet for mental/emotional wellness, for experimentation with visual expressions with music, for practicing general drawing skills, for music interpretations & dance therapy, and to observe the cultural underbelly of Oakland nightlife.

Radio Bar

435 13th Street · Oakland, CA

Respond by: 7/24/2018

What we're about

Who We Are: Alameda Artists is a Meetup group for all Bay Area Artists.

The Alameda Artist Group is for artists in all creative media and practicing at all skill levels. (And you don't have to live in Alameda!) Most meetups are in Alameda but anyone who wants to sketch and draw and make art is welcome.

This year we will be adding some new items to the agenda!

2. Ongoing Call For Art: Studio 23 will be accepting submissions every month for the Alameda & Jingletown 2nd Friday Artwalk. Visit for more information.

3. 3 Dot & Inkblot join Alameda Artists Meetup! 3 Dot ( and Inkblot ( are local Alameda galleries that host special events, show local artists and have classes. They will now be posting their events and art classes right here on Meetup!

Several more local art events and classes will continue to pop up over 2018 so keep checking back.

Our Mission:
Inspire others or be inspired, learn new techniques to implement or brush up on some old ones. Hone your craft and meet new people with similar interests.

Lets pick our favorite Alameda locations together, bring our favorite media to work in. We will sketch, paint, ink all over Alameda! We would love to hear your location suggestions! Please pm us!

Artist's are currently very active on Facebook, selling work, sharing techniques and cool upcoming art events. Be sure to join us on social media!

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Costs: The cost of each class or event will vary depending on supplies needed and the location it is being held. The cost for the class will be announced in the details of that particular event page when the event is created.

Donations go to pay for fees, group art shows, snacks, drinks, rent and other various art supplies. Your donations are appreciated! Suggested donation is on a sliding scale $5-$10.

Don't let the donation suggestion stop you from coming to an art meetup, if it is listed as FREE. We want every artist to have a place that they are welcome. However, paid classes are different and that fee would be required to participate.

IMPORTANT! If less then 3 members RSVP for a meetup the meetup may be cancled right up to within a few hours before that meetup. Please check back the day of the meetup and look for cancelation notices in your email. We will do our best to inform you that a meetup has canceled asap.

Please try not RSVP unless you really plan on coming so we know how many artists to expect.

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