Monday, 1 July 2019

July Sketchcrawl

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(English version below)

Chers amis sketcheurs,

Pour notre sketchcrawl de juillet nous allons chercher la fraîcheur et l'inspiration sur les rives de l'Alzette au Grund, oú se tient également chaque premier dimanche du mois le "Konscht am Gronn".

Rendez-vous le dimanche 7 juillet 2019 à 14 h à la sortie du tunnel de l'ascenseur du Grund.
A dimanche!
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Dear sketchers,


For our July sketchcrawl we will seek cool freshness and inspiration on the banks of the Alzette
river at the Grund, where the "Konscht am Gronn" is also held every first Sunday of the month.

Let's meet at 2 pm on Sunday 7 July 2019 at the at the exit of the Grund elevator tunnel.

See you on Sunday!

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

June Sketchcrawl

Dear sketcher friends,

For our June meeting we are going to visit the Zaltimbanq', the circus school in Limpertsberg.

We'll be able to experience the circus in a different way and enjoy the activities they offer through their students' performances.  

Let's meet in front of the Lycée de Garçons in Limpertsberg at 2 pm on Sunday 9 June 2019

See you on Sunday!

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

May sketchcrawl

Dear sketcher friends,

For our May meeting we are going to explore the area of the campus Geesseknäppchen.

Let's meet at the entrance of the parc of Merl-Belair on boulevard Pierre Dupong, opposite the Lycée Athénée, at 2 pm on Sunday 5 May 2019



This time you will be welcomed by Carlo. 

Please take note that June's meeting will be one week later than usual, on Sunday 9th June.

See you on Sunday!

Monday, 1 April 2019

April sketchcrawl



Pour notre réunion d’avril nous allons faire d'une pierre deux coups:
la ville ét la campagne.

Venez dessiner les vaches, les moutons, les produits du terroir et engins agricoles, les agriculteurs, etc. qui seront réunis sur la place de la Constitution dans le centre de Luxembourg pour l’événement Bauerenhaff an der Stad.

Rendez-vous devant la cathédrale à 14h ce dimanche 7 avril 2019.


A dimanche!

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For our April meeting we are going to kill two birds with one stone: city ànd countryside.

Come and sketch the cows, sheep, regional produce and agricultural machinery, and the farmers who will gather at the place de la Constitution in the centre of Luxembourg for the event Bauerenhaff an der Stad.

Let's meet in front of the cathedral at 2 pm on Sunday 7 April 2019


See you on Sunday!



Monday, 25 February 2019

March sketchcrawl

Hello dear sketchers,

The Festival des migrations, des cultures et de la Citoyenneté takes place this weekend, a great occasion to discover the different cultures in Luxembourg while sketching the colourful stands, the animations and the general atmosphere.

Let's meet at the main entrance of the Lux Expo (10, Circuit de la Foire Internationale, Kirchberg) at 14.00 on Sunday 3 March 2019.

Bring light and portable supplies :)

The Subjective Atlas project

The Subjective Atlas project team (http://subjectiveatlas.info/) is collecting material to collaboratively map Luxembourg from inside out. The idea is to capture the strength, opportunities and beauty of Luxembourg in a subjective atlas which will be published and distributed online, in museums and bookshops.

Urban Sketchers Luxembourg can submit a series of drawings with the theme "Luxembourg skyline" (for example taken from the Sofitel Hotel) and contribute to the project. Material collected by the Subjective Atlas team will be reviewed to be part of the final publication. Would you like to participate with Urban Sketchers Lux? Make sure you pick a drawing matching the theme Luxembourg skyline and:
  • email usk.luxembourg@gmail.com with subject line: Name + Surname + Subjective Atlas project 
  • attach a high-quality scan or photo of your drawing (make sure it's at least 300 dpi)
  • include information about yourself (name, where you are from, where you live, etc.)
  • attach a photo of yourself (max. 5 megabyte)
Kindly send your works by 6 March 2019.

As far as the book goes, it's important to collect "series" of similar drawings and not just individual drawings. If you have any other idea or theme in mind feel free to contact Giacomo (giacomo@socialmatter.eu) directly with your proposal.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

USKLUX at BAMHAUS in Dommeldange

Some pictures of our session at BamHaus in Dommeldange on Saturday 9th February 2019














Monday, 28 January 2019

February Sketchcrawl

Dear sketchers,

Our treat for the February sketchcrawl is a classic: the panoramic view of Luxembourg City from the bar l'Observatoire on the eighth floor of the Sofitel Grand Ducal Hotel.

Take out your pencils and brushes, put your notebooks in horizontal position and hop... here we go.

Let's meet at 2 pm on Sunday 3 February 2019 at the reception desk of the Sofitel Grand Ducal Hotel (40 Boulevard d'Avranches, 1160 Luxembourg - near the station).

See you on Sunday!

Monday, 21 January 2019

USKLUX au Conservatoire National des Véhicules Historiques

Nous étions une vingtaine ce samedi au Conservatoire National des Véhicules Historiques!
Nous avions même une invitée surprise puisque Corinne Raes (USK Belgium) était venue nous rendre visite.
A l'abri du froid et sous une belle lumière nous avons profité de ces anciens garages de construction automobile transformés en musée pour dessiner les voitures classiques de la collection luxembourgeoise, avec en prime une exposition spéciale Alfa Romeo.
On s'en est donné à coeur joie face aux couleurs, aux courbes, aux reflets de ces engins au design incroyable qui changeaient nos habitudes.
Résultat: une superbe production très diversifiée qui fait belle place à la couleur et aux expérimentations de plusieurs techniques. Bravo à tous!










Friday, 11 January 2019

Sketchcrawl 19th January at Conservatoire National des Véhicules Historiques in Diekirch

Hi Everyone,

The LUCA invites you for a sketchcrawl at the Conservatoire National des Véhicules Historiques on Satudray 19th of January.

The building is interesting, but we will most of all sketching the wonderful cars inside: curves, details, reflections, colors, so many funny things to sketch!

The actual exhibition is about Alfa Romeo.

Meeting at the entrance at 2 pm.
Entrance fee 3€

We suggest to organise carpooling from Luxembourg for those interested.
Use Messenger "USK Lux à Amsterdam" to communicate.

We hope to see many of you!

Conservatoire National de Véhicules Historiques
20-22, rue de Stavelot
L-9280 Diekirch
+352 26 80 04 68
+352 26 80 06 56
cnvh@pt.lu

Monday, 31 December 2018

January Sketchcrawl

For our January sketchcrawl we are going to draw in the MUDAM: the Luxembourg skyline from the windows of the museum, the beautiful interior architecture of the building, the interesting objects of the temporary and permanent exhibitions and a drink & draw in the museum bar afterwards.
Water-based techniques are not allowed inside the museum, so bring pencils, crayons, markers, etc.

Let's meet at 2 pm on Sunday 6 January 2019 at  the entrance of the museum.

Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

See you on Sunday!

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Pour notre sketchcrawl de janvier, nous allons dessiner dans le MUDAM: le skyline du Luxembourg, la belle architecture intérieure du bâtiment, les objets intéressants des expositions temporaires et permanentes et un drink & draw au bar du musée par la suite.
Les techniques à l'eau ne sont pas autorisées à l'intérieur du musée - apportez donc crayons, marqueurs, etc.

Rendez-vous  le dimanche 6 janvier 2019 à 14h à l'entrée du musée.

Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

A dimanche

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Last sketchcrawl of 2018

Hello dear Sketchers,

The LUCA programs a last urban sketching session for this year!

Let's meet at the entrance of the Cercle Municipal on the Place d'Armes at 2pm on Saturday 22nd of December 2018.

We will have a free entrance to the exhibition "Hard Truth".

See you on Saturday!

Urban Sketching @ Cercle

Friday, 7 December 2018

Cuba, A Painter's Paradise


I recently visited Cuba with Catherine, a painter friend.  

What a country of dazzling beauty, full of colour, dance and music, but also poignant contradictions, tragedy and a two-speed society.  

The Cubans are very open and friendly people and are extremely proud of their country but they prefer to keep quiet about politics.
With the help of our very smart and passionate Ecotur-guide, Julio, we explored the Cuban countryside and Cuban cities with names that make you dream: La Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad...
Trinidad colors

street in Vinales

central square in Cienfuegos

gossip in Trinidad

Trinidad street

Alexis, tobacco planter in Vinales

live music in Havana

Plaza Vieja in Havana



Cuba is a paradise of colours and shapes, not only above but also under water! I was so sorry I could not sketch under water while snorkeling. 

That being said, the Cuban air is very humid and the paint doesn't dry quickly. So make sure to take two sketchbooks with you, to let one water colour dry while you start another! 

Here you can find all the results of my Cuban painting trip.

Leen Van Bogaert