Wednesday, 9 November 2022

A quiet, bookish afternoon at the BNL: November 2022 meeting of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg

For their November meeting the Urban Sketchers Luxembourg sketched at the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg in the Kirchberg quarter.

In the last week of October I had done some location scouting, to explore the building and its interior …


Unfortunately the weather was (almost) too chilly to sketch the outside of the building. 

Some of us challenged the cold wind…

Christian


Leen

And others sketched the BNL from the shelter of their home …


Pedro


Inside the BnL every sketcher found his or her perfect quiet spot in one of the many rooms of the library.



And the results echoed the serenity of the reading rooms.




Here some of the individual sketches:


Vanessa


Ansérina







Hanna

Sylvain




Three versions of Florence Hoffmann’s “Bichermänchen”



Alex

Marcelle


Christian





Susanne



Leen

Kasra


Lawrence



Drink & Draw at the NJORD BnL’s Café

Leen

You can also see some impressions of our sketching afternoon on this short film.

See you next month!

Leen


Friday, 28 October 2022

November 2022 sketchcrawl of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg


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English version below)

Chers ami(e) sketchers,

Cela fait un moment que nous n'avons pas dessiné notre bibliothèque nationale. Si je ne me trompe pas, cela fait même depuis les journées portes ouvertes de l'ouverture officielle de la bibliothèque en 2019!

En fonction de la météo nous pouvons d’abord dessiner l’exterieur et les alentours de la Bibliothèque. Après - ou tout de suite dès le début - nous pouvons nous plonger dans l’ambiance de lecture, de la bibliophilie et les portraits des lecteurs concentrés.
Ce petit film vous donne une idée de ce à quoi vous attendre.

Attention!
Nous pouvons apporter nos outils de dessin (PAS d’eau, techniques sèches ou aquabrush) dans la salle de lecture mais, pour des raisons de sécurité, nous devrons utiliser les casiers pour nos vestes et sacs.

Rendez-vous le SAMEDI 5 NOVEMBRE  2022 à 14h00 dans le hall d’entrée de la Bibliothèque Nationale de Luxembourg, 37D, Avenue John F. Kennedy L-1855 Luxembourg.


A samedi!

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Dear Sketchers,

It's been quite a while since we sketched at our National Library. If I am not mistaken, it has even been since the open days at the official opening of the Library in 2019!

Depending on the weather, we may first draw the exterior and surroundings of the library. Afterwards - or immediately from the start - we can immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of reading, bibliophilia and portraits of concentrated readers.
This little film gives you an idea of what to expect.

Note!
We can bring our sketching tools (NO water, only dry techniques or aquabrush) into the reading room but, for safety reasons, we will have to use the lockers for our jackets and bags.

Let’s meet on SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2022 at 2 pm in the entry hall of the National Library of Luxembourg, 37D, Avenue John F. Kennedy L-1855 Luxembourg.

 


See you on Saturday!



Monday, 26 September 2022

Announcement: October meeting at Maison Viticole Schmit-Fohl in Ahn

 




(English version below)


Chers ami(e) sketchers,

Octobre, c’est le mois du vin au Luxembourg.
De tous les villages viticoles de la Moselle, Ahn est peut-être le plus beau.
La Maison Viticole Schmit-Fohl à Ahn nous accueille gentiment dans ses caves à vin pour faire des croquis.

Rendez-vous le SAMEDI 1er OCTOBRE 2022 à 14h00 devant la salle de dégustation de Schmit-Fohl, 8, Rue de Niederdonven L-5401 Ahn.

A samedi,

Leen

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Dear Sketchers,

October is wine month in Luxembourg. 
Of all the wine villages on the Moselle, Ahn is perhaps the most beautiful.
The Maison Viticole Schmit-Fohl in Ahn kindly welcomes us to its wine cellars to sketch.

Let’s meet on SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER 2022 at 2 pm in front of the tasting room of Schmit-Fohl, 8, Rue de Niederdonven L-5401 Ahn



Saturday, 30 July 2022

August 2022 meeting of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg: STEAMPUNK CONVENTION at ECHTERNACH on Sunday 7 August 2022

 

(Photo: Dudau)


La ville d’Echternach organise une convention steampunk le week-end des 6 et 7 août 2022. Il y aura costumes, marché et musique qui nous transporteront dans un monde inspiré de Jules Verne.



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(Dessin: Isabelle Van Driessche)




The town of Echternach is organising a steampunk convention on the weekend of 6 and 7 August 2022. There will be costumes, a market and music that will transport us to a world inspired by Jules Verne.

Let’s meet on Sunday 7 August 2022 at 2 pm in front of the Echternach municipal administration building, 2 Place du Marché, 6460 Echternach


See you there!

Leen



Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Inspired by Constable: July 2022 sketchcrawl of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg at Villa Vauban

"Painting is but another word for feeling” 
- John Constable

For their July sketchcrawl the Urban Sketchers Luxembourg drew inspiration from the masterpieces of John Constable, Urban-Sketcher-avant-la-lettre, and the rolling lawns, magnificent trees and charming building of the Villa Vauban.



Constable’s clouds!

You can watch a short film that reflects the cosy atmosphere of this sunny Sunday afternoon here.





After a visit to the magnificent exhibition we created our own ‘masterpieces’ in the park…

Isabelle Van Driessche

Véronique Truffaut

Véronique Truffaut

Vanessa Tuilliere

Isabelle Van Driessche

Ebba Barany


Mauro Doro

Leen Van Bogaert

Leen Van Bogaert

Marcelle Mackel

Kasra Karami

Soroush Najarsaleh

Isabelle Van Driessche


Lawrence Kotarba

Agnes Onody



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And, last but not least, the traditional group photo - I photoshopped some latecomers in 😎:









See you at our next meeting!

Leen