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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 every weekend (unless we are away on long weekend painting holidays in regional NSW) and now on Wednesdays fortnightly.  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 2023 to the outer suburbs of Sydney.  We have now had six weekends away including a couple of longer painting "holidays" within regional NSW.
We usually have 25-30+ people attend the activities.  
We meet for 2.5 – 3 hours (often drawing in small groups) and then gather for a book throwdown.   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 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 (except during occasional mini-workshops) 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 for the Sydney Sketch Club to be on their site.  But each January annual membership is offered - $20 for unlimited activities throughout the year which could be as little as 50c for your 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.