Welcome to Sydney Sketch Club!! A group of very friendly people of varying levels of art expertise will provide encouragement, motivation and inspiration for sketching in public. Meetups are
held almost every week (unless we are away on long weekend painting holidays in regional NSW). I try and organise activities near public transport, and we visit many different suburbs. I hope to organise a lot more day trips by car or train in 2021 (to Windsor, Newcastle, Goulburn/Marulan). In 2019 we had two 4-day painting "holidays" to the Cowra and Kiama regions. We usually have 30+ people attend the activities.
We usually meet for 2.5 – 3 hours (often drawing in small groups) and then gather for a show’n’tell and group book photo. The social side of the Club comes from the members who stick around to have lunch together. This is when you can chat with your fellow sketchers and discuss techniques and materials used – sketchbooks are often shared around.
Members can upload their sketches to the SSC meetup site which is a great way to share work. It is highly recommended that you take time to look at the Photo Albums on the SSC meetup site of previous activities - you will find such inspiration there.
You will need to supply all your own art supplies. There is no formal tuition given but you can certainly "learn from others".
There is a charge of $2 for a casual attendance, used to help defray the monthly charge of meetup.com for the Sydney Sketch Club to be on their site. But from 1 January 2021 annual membership is going to be offered for the first time for those envisaging attending majority of the 50-odd activities - $20 for unlimited for 12 months which is less than 50c for a weekly hobby! ($15 for seniors concession)
So please get up the courage to attend your first meetup - I am sure you will be hooked as I was when I discovered SSC - we have a great group of regulars who attend as often as their lives/commitments permit so you are likely to make some nice friends along the way to share your art interest with.