Monday, 7 October 2019

Open Doors at the Court of Justice of the European Union


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Credits: Dominique Perrault Architecture


The Court of Justice of the European Union will open its doors to the public on Saturday 19th October 2019 from 2pm to 6pm on the occasion of the inauguration of its Third Tower, which, with a height of 115 metres, is the tallest building in Luxembourg. Visitors will be able to go up to the 27th floor of the Third Tower and enjoy a unique panoramic view over the Grand Duchy and the three bordering countries.

Urban Sketchers Luxembourg will not organise an official sketchwalk that day but we would like to draw your attention to this unique opportunity to visit and draw this new complex and its fantastic views.



More info here


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 La Cour de justice de l'Union européenne ouvrira ses portes au public le samedi19 octobre 2019 de 14h à 18h à l'occasion de l'inauguration de sa troisième tour qui, avec ses 115 mètres de hauteur, est le plus haut bâtiment du Luxembourg. Les visiteurs pourront monter au 27e étage de la troisième tour et profiter d'une vue panoramique unique sur le Grand-Duché et les trois pays limitrophes.



Urban Sketchers Luxembourg n'organisera pas de sketchwalk officielle ce jour-là, mais nous aimerions attirer votre attention sur cette occasion unique de visiter et de dessiner ce nouveau complexe et ses vues fantastiques.



Plus d'infos ici


Tuesday, 1 October 2019

October Sketchcrawl

Bibliothèque national de Luxembourg - photo: Pierre Matgé
For our October sketchcrawl we will discover the new building of the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (BnL). The BnL opens officially on 1 October 2019 and organizes an Open Doors during the weekend of 5-6 October 2019.

You will find more information here: 
https://bnl.public.lu/en.html

Let's meet in front of the entry of the Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg at 2 pm on Sunday 6 October 2019

Address: 

Monday, 26 August 2019

September Sketchcrawl

Hello dear sketchers,

The Schueberfouer is back on the Glacis parking like every year, where we will be able to sketch fairground people, visitors and the various amusements.

Gromperekichelcher and other treats will keep us going in our drawing.

Let's meet in front of the main entrance at 14.00 on Sunday 1 September 2018.

In case you need it, I can be reached at the following phone number: +352 621 365 499.

See you on Sunday!

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

USK LUX @ The Urban Sketchers International Symposium 2019 in Amsterdam

This year's annual international symposium of the Urban Sketchers took place in Amsterdam from 24th till 27th July 2019. It was a huge success, with more than 500 'official' symposium participants who took workshops and sketchwalks, and another +/- 700 'symposium-off' sketchers, who invaded literally the city. Hats off to the excellent organization by the team of USK Nederland.




Luxembourg may be a tiny country but it was well represented!

The Luxembourg Watch by an unkown Dutch Old Master(at the Oosterdok after the final sketchwalk)


Here an overview of sketches and comments of some of the participants from Luxembourg.

Annie Zeler


"Des lieux de sketchwalks bien sélectionnés parmis des sujets à croquer à tous les canaux et tous les coins de rue...
Beaucoup de concentration dans les groupes de sketchers, presque de la ferveur mais des échanges aussi, les "meilleurs" très ouverts aux questions des "moins meilleurs"...
j'ai vu beaucoup de sketches qui ressemblaient plus à des oeuvres d'art qu'a des croquis!
Ambiance très détendue malgré la surchauffe ambiante!"





Felix Chabod


Felix was our youngest symposium participant (13 y), but certainly already a very talented urban sketcher. He became a real Amsterdammer as for the duration of the symposium he lived in a houseboat on one of the canals. No wonder he made a sketch of it - with a keen and graphic eye.


Monika Bunzenthal


Monika attended the symposium sketchwalks and she sent us a selection of her prolific, sensitive sketches in delicate colors.

Cafe de coin vers"Magere Brug".
Depart de la Gaypride-Parade le 27.07.2019 vers Westerkerk
La peniche à Westerdok, sur la quelle on était logé pendant le symposium
Drink and draw des ami-sketchers au café

Malou Mathieu


(English version below)
"Meng Impressiounen vum Symposium zu Amsterdam: 
Ech war schons 3 Deeg virum Symposium zu Amsterdam fir Zäit ze hun Stat och e bëssen  kënnenzeléieren.
Dënschdes virum Symposium war ech  mat puer Sketchkollegen op Zaanse Schans, wou et nët nëmmen Wandmillen z'entdecken gett mee et ass och e ganz flott Dierfchen, mat eenzegarteger Architektur. Ech hat den Workshop Pass, hun un 3 Workshopen an enger Demo Deel geholl. Hun während den Workshopen ganz vill bäigeléiert. E grousse Merci un d'Rita Sabler, d'Eleanor Doughty an d'Anne Rose Oosterbaan déi super Coursë gehalen hun. An natiirlech och un den Rob Sketcherman deen eng super  gutt Demo gemaach huet. Hun et e gelongenen Symposium fonnt, vill néi Léit kennegeléiert, vill Léit remgesin, eng Klengegkeet hätten déi Amsterdamer awer kéinten besser maachen: Op der Ofschlossfeier haten se bei wäitem nët genug Häppercher, sou dass een mat Méih just en Häppchen ergatteren konnt.
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My impressions of the Symposium in Amsterdam:
I arrived in Amsterdam 3 days before the beginning of the Symposium, which allowed me to get to know the city a little better. Tuesday I travelled with some sketcher friends to the Zaanse Schans, where  there are not only windmills but which is also a beautiful village with a lot of nice architecture. I had a Workshop Pass for 3 Workshops and one Demo,where I learned many new techniques. A big 'thank you' to my teachers: Rita Sabler, Eleanor Doughty and Anne Rose Oosterbaan and also Rob Sketcherman for his very good Demo. For me it was a succesful Symposium, I met a lot of new&old friends. One little thing they could have done better: more food at the closing party, it was difficult to grab a bite."


Rembrandtplein

Rijksmuseum

Zaanse Schans

Workshop Anne Rose Oosterbaan


Gaby Krein


The symposium in my numbers:
- over 400 km one way by train
- a week of very hot weather
- 56,91 km of walks
- 3 amazingly inspiring and instructive workshops
- met uncountable nice and talented sketchers from all over the world

my work in the workshop with LKBing

fled the heat

near the Amstel
two immovable heads, Mark Manders


Jean-Pol Léonard


Jean-Pol attended two symposium days in Amsterdam city and spend another two days visiting - and sketching - some picturesque spots around Amsterdam.












Arnaud De Meyer


It was difficult to make a choice between the zillion masterful sketches of Arnaud...

Thorbeckeplein

Groenburgwal

Amrâth Hotel

Port d'Amsterdam - Oosterdok


Carlo Müller


"un grand merci aux ami(e)s-sketchers qui m'ont soutenu et aidé; malgré mon petit accident de vélo, cette semaine à Amsterdam restera, pour moi, un souvenir inoubliable; en tout cas, une vraie amitié existe entre les urban sketchers et à chaque fois, j'ai hâte, de vous retrouver toutes et tous"






Leen Van Bogaert


"A particularly successful symposium in a city that, in spite of the tourist crowds, has fully retained its picturesque character.

I did three excellent workshops: Eduardo Bajzek showed us how to obtain painterly results with only pencil and eraser; Johanna Krimmel taught us to play with ink and water in a very delicate and sensitive way; and humorous Uma Kelkar took us by the hand for sketching with rythm and dance. 



workshop eduardo bajzek
workshop johanna krimmel
workshop uma kelkar
cigar box oil sketch at oudeschans near oosterdok



It was my fourth symposium and I was very happy to find back some old friends and familiar faces - and, not to forget - to make some new friends.

I made ink and oil sketches - which you can find in this Flickr album"

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Do you want to have an idea of what the thousands of sketchers in Amsterdam have sketched?
Then you can click here (Instagram) or here (Facebook).

P.S. Next year the symposium will be held in April in Hongkong

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

August Sketchcrawl

(English version below) 


Pour notre réunion du mois d'août, nous traversons la Moselle pour retourner sur la rive opposée à Remich, d'où nous aurons une belle vue sur la rive luxembourgeoise.

Rendez-vous devant le Restaurant Rothaus à 14h00 le dimanche 4 août 2019

Pour vous y rendre, passez du côté allemand par le pont bleu et prenez la première rue à gauche, où vous trouverez un parking.
Voici la carte pour vous aider à la trouver : https://goo.gl/maps/wxHcuyeQbjQ2

A dimanche!
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For our August sketchcrawl we cross the Moselle to return to the shore opposite to Remich, from where we will have a beautiful vue on the Luxembourg shore.

Let's meet in front of Restaurant Rothaus at 2 pm on Sunday 4 August 2019

To get there, pass on the German side over the blue bridge and take the first street on the left, where you will find a parking.

Here is the map to help you find it : https://goo.gl/maps/wxHcuyeQbjQ2

See you on Sunday!



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