Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Next sketchcrawl: 12 February 2023 @14 at the Tramsmusée

The next sketchcrawl is on Sunday 12 February at 2 PM. 

Let's go back in time! Did you know that Luxembourg used to have horse-drawn trams in the 19th century? Which were replaced by electric trams, then by buses... and then by the new electric tram. Lawrence has organised the next sketchcrawl, which takes place in the tram museum, the Tramsmusée, where you can sketch a replica of the horse tram, and much more. 

The museum entrance is free. The address is 63, rue de Bouillon L-1248 Luxembourg. Getting there by bus: stop P&R Bouillon, bus number 10, 15, 17, 20 or 24.

Some previous sketches from 2016 may inspire you:
Hope to see a lot of you at our second meeting of this year!

Sunday, 15 January 2023

Sketchers an der Muerbelsmillen

The first sketchcrawl of 2023 with Urban Sketchers Luxembourg took place in Pfaffenthal, in the Muerbelsmillen. This is an old watermill which can traced back to the 11th century. It has been set up as a mustard museum, as it was a mustard factory for some time.



The water wheel was in full swing. Here is a sketch by Malou, combining the Muerbelsmillen façade with the wheel which is inside the building:


Water wheel by Ebba

One room exhibited mustard containers from all over the world and some machinery. Ekaterina made the following sketches in this room:


The machinery from different rooms of the museum fascinated several sketchers, as can be seen from the following sketches.






Geneviève kindly shared her process with us!
First sketch....
Geneviève, second stage

Geneviève, final watercolour

The sketchcrawl ended with a very informative meeting with Mr Jean Stammet. Some of his pictures from the event can be seen on the Pfaffenthal info page:

Here is the group of sketchers (photo by J.Stammet)

Thanks to all for coming and see you next time!


Monday, 2 January 2023

January sketchcrawl of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg: join us on Saturday 7 January 2023 at the Muerbelsmillen Museum in Pfaffenthal

Pour le sketchcrawl du samedi 7 janvier 2023, nous allons au Muerbelsmillen Museum, ancienne fabrique de moutarde, devenue Musée de la moutarde. 


L'adresse est 68, rue de Mohrfels, L- 2158 Luxembourg. Nous nous retrouvons à l'éntrée à 14H.

Les machines en fonctionnement sont passionnantes à dessiner et le lieu situé dans le Pfaffenthal ne manque pas d’intérêt.

Quelques-unes étaient déjà sur place, en juin 2022, pendant l'Urban History Festival:

Venez nombreux pour ce premier rendez-vous de l’année!


The next sketchcrawl is on Saturday 7 January at the Muerbelsmillen Museum in Pfaffenthal. It is an old mill which is now a Museum of Mustard. 

The address is 68, rue de Mohrfels, L- 2158 Luxembourg. Let's meet at the entrance at 2 PM.

There you can draw the mill machines, perfectly restored, or the valley from the Pfaffenthal.

Some sketchers were already there in June 2022, during the Urban History Festival:

Hope to see a lot of you at our first meeting of 2023!

Saturday, 17 December 2022

Revisiting the Valentiny foundation in Remerschen: Urban Sketchers Luxembourg sketchcrawl December 2022

For our December meeting, the Urban Sketchers Luxembourg revisited the Valentiny Foundation in Remerschen. A few drawings of the building from outside were made despite the cold weather.



But we sketched mainly inside the building. The windows are fascinating...

Work in progress....

Leen, finished painting



You can see some items from the permanent exhibition and inside of the building in these sketches: 








I wish you happy holidays and all the best for the New Year! Next meeting will be on 8 January 2023, see you then and keep warm!


Monday, 5 December 2022

December 2022 sketchcrawl of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg at the Valentiny Foundation in Remerschen

Pour le sketchcrawl du dimanche 11 décembre, nous allons à Valentiny Foundation, https://www.valentiny-foundation.com/ . 

Nous nous retrouvons à l’entrée à 14 heures

L’adresse est 34, Wäistross, 5440 Remerschen. Pour ceux qui prennent les transports publics, l’arrête de bus est : Remerschen, Al Schoul. 

Quand la météo le permet nous pouvons croquer l’extérieur du bâtiment et les alentours (Caves du Sud, Auberge de jeunesse à Remerschen), très intéressant à dessiner;  sinon nous travaillerons à l’ intérieur. Il y aura des expositions permanentes et temporaires. On peut utiliser les techniques sèches et l’aquarelle (en faisant attention, bien sur !).  

USK Luxembourg était là il y a presque 3 ans, laissez-vous inspirer par ce blog post :



For our next sketchcrawl, on Sunday 11 December, we are going to the Valentiny Foundation, https://www.valentiny-foundation.com/ .

Let’s meet at the entrance at 2 pm

The address is 34, Wäistross, 5440 Remerschen. For those who use public transport, there is a bus stop in front of the building ; Remerschen, Al Schoul. 

If the weather permits, it’s nice to sketch the outside of the building or those next to it ; Cave du Sud or the Remerschen youth hostel. But otherwise we can work indoors using both dry media and watercolor (but please take care, as usual !). There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions.

USK Luxembourg was there almost 3 years ago and you might find some inspiration in this blog post :


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…



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


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:





Three versions of Florence Hoffmann’s “Bichermänchen”








Drink & Draw at the NJORD BnL’s Café


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

See you next month!