Monday, 27 March 2017

April Sketchcrawls

Hello dear sketchers,

For our monthly sketchcrawl we will go to Grevenmacher. Weather permitting, we will explore the town. Those who prefer can also discover the Kulturhuef (museum of printing and museum of card games).

Let's meet at the entrance of the Kulturhuef in Grevenmacher at 14:00 this Sunday 2 April 2017.

This weekend there will also be the sketchcrawl organised with LUCA for the occasion of the reopening of the Adolphe bridge. M. Robert Philippart will share his vast knowledge of the briges history while we sketch.

Don't forget the Urban Sketching meeting taking place on 29-30 April!! There is still time to sign up for the sketchcrawls and for the dinner on Saturday. Sketchers from the neighbouring countries have already promised to be there.

A month full of sketches ahead! :)

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rainy afternoon at the Rotondes

At the last sketchcrawl with the USK Luxembourg, we met at the Rotondes in Bonnevoie. This location was first used keeping steam locomotives and their maintenance. Later it worked as a repair shop for buses.

Toward the end of the 20th century, they were added to the list of classified monuments and renovated to be used as exhibition spaces. Today, they host concerts, exhibitions, a pub and a variety of cultural events.

We met in the afternoon as usual and were joined by Jonathan, a fellow urban sketcher from the UK who was visiting the city that weekend. Unfortunately it had to be one of the wettest days of the year so far. We jokingly commented to Jonathan that it was probably not a big change from the weather at home.

Our group split between those who wanted to stay in dry space and those crazy enough to try to sketch on the roofed overpass between the Rotondes and the Luxembourg train station. I joined the second group.

It would have been a perfect location despite the rain, had it not been for the strong wind pushing water through some of the openings in the overpass. In spite of those conditions, I was pretty proud to manage a decent sketch.

However, after a while we all had to concede to the weather and headed inside to the Rotonde's pub, the Buvette, for a cosy session of hot drinks and sketching.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

SPECIAL: USK+LUCA+Musée Dräi Eechelen session around the PONT ADOLPHE

For the first time there will be two USK session on the same weekend!

On Saturday the 1st of April, the Professor Robert Philippart (Histoire Urbaine) will welcome the all sketchers during a tour he gives for the Musée Dräi Eechelen.
We will follow him in a walk around the Pont Adolphe in the centre of Luxembourg.
From place to place, stopping in front of historical building and particular places, Prof. Philippart will give us the keys to understand the many places we like to draw.

Be prepared, with the right tools set, to make a series of kick sketches during this very interesting two hours tour.
Language: FR
cost: free
meeting point: at 2 p.m. Place de Bruxelles (bâtiment Pôle Nord, av. Marie-Thérèse)

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

USK+LUCA at 1535° in Differdange

This Saturday our urban sketching session with LUCA will take place in Differdange's 1535°
See you there Saturday from 2 pm until 5 pm!
Jean-Paul + Arnaud

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Rainy day, but happy sketching

On Sunday we visited the Rotondes in Bonnevoie for our monthly skwtchcrawl. The ugly weather didn't stop a few courageous sketchers from sketching from the overpass between the train station and and Bonnevoie, but most os us found shelter (and hot drinks) at the Buvette, the Rotonde's pub,

We even welcomed our first guest from faraway lands, Jonathan Dixon, from the UK. It was a pleasure meeting him!

All in all, another fun afternoon out.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Good times at the Rotondes in Bonnevoie!

Looking downs on the tracks from the train station overpass. Michèle Graedel

Drawing at the bar at the Rotondes in Bonnevoie. Michèle Graedel