Monday, 24 February 2020

March Sketchcrawl


Pour notre sketchcrawl de mars nous allons dessiner d'Coquel.

C'est Roger Taillibert qui a conçu la piscine olympique du Kirchberg, dont la forme rappelle celle d'une coquille. La piscine, qui date de 1982, a ensuite été agrandie en 2002 avec la construction du Centre national sportif et culturel, également conçu par Taillibert.

Si le temps le permet nous pouvons dessiner les exterieurs du complexe, mais nous pouvons aussi dessiner dans les hals centrales et sur les tribunes de la piscine, où les reflets d'eau sont un beau défi pictural. Mettez une couche 'été' sous vos vêtements hiver, car il fait chaud dans la piscine...

Rendez-vous le dimanche 1 mars 2020 à 14 h à l'entree du Centre Aquatique d'Coque.
Adresse: Rue Leon Hengen 2,  1745 Luxembourg

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This Sunday we will sketch d'Coque!


Roger Taillibert designed the Kirchberg Olympic swimming pool, whose shape is reminiscent of a shell. The swimming pool, which dates back to 1982, was extended in 2002 with the construction of the National Sports and Cultural Centre, also designed by Taillibert.
Weather permitting we can draw the exteriors of the complex, but we can also draw in the central halls and on the stands of the pool, where the reflections of water are a beautiful pictorial challenge. Put a 'summer' layer under your winter clothes, as it is hot in the pool...

Let's meet at 2 pm on Sunday 1 March 2020 at the entry of the Aquatic Centre of d'Coque.
Address: Rue Leon Hengen 2,  1745 Luxembourg

Saturday, 22 February 2020

Visit to the Valentiny Foundation at Remerschen

On our February sketchcrawl our Urban Sketchers Luxembourg group discovered and sketched the Valentiny Foundation at Remerschen near the Moselle.

The Foundation, a public institution with artistic/architectural, pedagogical and touristic objectives, was created to preserve and share the work of François Valentiny, his family and his partners.

It was quite cold to sketch the building from the outside - so after a quick ink sketch I joined the others inside the building...

We were warmly welcomed by Fernand Valentiny , who told us a bit about the building and its history, the different halls and rooms, the exhibitions and conferences, the permanent and temporary collections. More than enough exciting material to sketch!


Pedro de Oliveira
White and Red - the colors of the Valentiny Foundation
Leen Van Bogaert






This huge eye catching red insect was very inspiring for many sketchers!





Isabelle Van Driessche
Lucie Zambon
Solaire Hauser
Beliza Mendes
Annie Zeler
Malou Mathieu


The characteristic windows of the modern part of the building - like tears or shells

Beliza Mendes


Solaire Hauser

Solaire Hauser

Leen Van Bogaert
And through these windows we spotted ...
Maria Grazia Driol-Fappani

Giorgia Lopez

Sketching in the galleries - the permanent and temporary exhibitions

Dagmar Weitze
Giorgia Lopez


Solaire Hauser
Malou Mathieu


Meeting moment and photo session:



 We finished this motivating visit with a Drink & Draw session at the Youth Hostel of Remerschen



Solaire Hauser

Maria Grazia Driol-Fappani

Isabelle Van Driessche
Leen Van Bogaert

Monday, 3 February 2020

February Sketchcrawl

Photo: Valentiny Foundation



This Sunday we will explore and sketch one of Luxembourgs architectural highlights in Remerschen at the Moselle river: the Valentiny Foundation, an astounding building, as well from the outside as from within, its permanent collection and the temporary exhibition.

Let's meet at 2 pm on Sunday 2 February 2020 at the entry of the building.
If necessary car pooling  (for instance from Auchan /Kirchberg) can be arranged - please let us know in time.

See you on Sunday!