What we're about
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 on average every fortnight at all sorts of locations across Sydney. Occasionally we will have day trips by car or train (to Windsor , Glenbrook, Leura, Mittagong, Camden and Bowral so far).
We regularly have between 20-30 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.
Occasionally we may also go to an art exhibition (e.g. Archibald, Salon des Refuses, White Rabbit Gallery) and use those paintings as inspiration for our own works.
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 an activity charge of $1 only, which is used to help defray the monthly costs charged by meetup.com to have Sydney Sketch Club included on their site. Excess funds are often used for lucky-draw prizes at say the Christmas sketch meet / prizes for Everyday-in-May challenge etc etc.
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.