Monday, 10 January 2022

January Sketchcrawl at Arts&Crafts, MNHA

 A new year, new hopes, new resolutions, and… new sketches !!!

We also saw some new faces on this January meeting: Gérard and Zornitza, welcome to Urban Sketchers Luxembourg.

You can see a small movie of the creative results on our Facebook Group Page

Here some photos of the day, and all the sketches:


































Monday, 20 December 2021

January 2022 Sketchcrawl of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg at the Arts & Crafts - MNHA



Tout d'abord, nous souhaitons à toutes et à tous une bonne année 2022 pleine de santé, bonheur et créativité!


Pour commencer cette nouvelle année en toute beauté nous allons dessiner la belle collection de Arts décoratifs et populaires du Musée national d’histoire et d’arts à Luxembourg (MNHA).
Vous pouvez déjà jeter un coup d'œil virtuel  ici.

Rendez-vous le dimanche 9 janvier 2022 à 14h à l’entrée du MNHA, Marché-aux-Poissons, 2345 Luxembourg 

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First of all we wish you all a healthy, happy and creative new year 2022!

To start off this new year in style we are going to draw the beautiful Arts and Crafts collection of the National Museum of History and Art in Luxembourg (MNHA).
You can already have a virtual sneak peak here.

Meeting point on Sunday 9 January 2022 at 2 pm at the entrance of the  MNHA, Marché-aux-Poissons, 2345 Luxembourg 




Monday, 6 December 2021

WINTERLIGHTSSPEEDSKETCHING


 It was raining cats and dogs, the temperatures were around zero and there were reported spikes in Covid19-infections…

So all odds were against us to sketch on our December meeting at the Winterlights Festival!

But thanks to some courageous sketchers who sketched faster than the speed of light we can offer you this beautiful collection of spontaneous and vivid sketches on the following link to our facebook group page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1860405767562970/permalink/3029431060660429/






Sunday, 28 November 2021

December sketchcrawl of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg: Speedsketching at the Winterlights Festival

 


This time we are going to SPEEDSKETCH  in the fairy world of the Luxembourg Winterlights Festival. Thus we will keep moving and not get too cold and, more importantly, we will loosen up our sketching skills and sketch with more freedom, spontaneity and freshness. The Casino Luxembourg will serve as our meeting point and refuge to warm up in between. 


Let’s meet on Sunday 5 December 2021 at 2 pm in the entrance hall of the Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain41 Rue Notre Dame, 2240 Luxembourg (CovidCheck)

Some tips for speedsketching:
1. Make sure you have a generous stack of not-too-expensive sketching paper (minimum 10-20 sheets)
2. Limit yourself to two (2) sketching tools, for instance :
- a 2 HB and a 4B pencil
- 2 waterbrushes filled with ecoline or two markers, one warm color and one cool color
- 2 coloring pencils or oil pastels,  ochre and blue
- 2 black ink pens of different thickness 
…(etc, etc.)
3. Don’t take your sketching stool: it will slow you down
4. Dress warmly, wear good shoes and don’t forget your mittens!
 
And some thoughts on the benefits of speedsketching:




Saturday, 13 November 2021

Bears & More at the museum “A Possen” - november 2021 sketchcrawl of Urban Sketchers Luxembourg



The november sketchcrawl of our Urban Sketchers Luxembourg group gave us another chance to discover something new: the museum “A Possen” in Bech-Kleinmacher. 

The museum is hosted in a restored 17th century house in a small Moselle village - it shows us what family and everyday life was like in rural Luxembourg. 

The museum has a wonderful collection of old toys, teddybears and puppets, old cameras and visual equipment, and clothes and textiles from the past.


Erik


 Enough to sketch and almost too much to choose…

Well, everyone of us found something of their liking:



Kasra


the sketcher Kasra sketching - Leen

Jacqueline



Ebba


Leen


Marianne


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The bears were the favourites:

Photo by Erik


Mariette
Florence

 


Florence


Pedro
Manoel

Or were looming around the corner

Roger

If not bears, a fish?

Leonor
Ebba

Or puppets


Florence


Or a beautiful little dress from the past

Leen
Leen

And some fine glassware

Isabelle

 Isabelle wrote : “  Le musée viticiole et folklorique A Possen à Bech-Kleinmacher est installé dans une ancienne maison accueillante et très riche de ses collections diverses. Nous avions l’embarras du choix.

Tâcher d’esquisser la finesse et la légèreté des ancêtres du verre du vin, de récipients de verre comme des fioles fragiles bleutées et translucides. Un design presque contemporain, qui fait apparaître l’antiquité de l’art du vin comme le travail d’un savant fou qui se serait trompé de siècle.

Puis boire un verre de Riesling avec les amis sketchers bien installés dans la Wäistuff attenante “