Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekday Urban Sketchers Calendar for December and January

As the cold weather settles in keeping us indoors we have been fortunate to be able to schedule a number of very interesting venues over the next two months.  Please read the following announcements carefully as some require a secure RSVP and some will have a small fee attached to the event. 

All events will be announced as they usually are a few days prior to the date. This notice is meant to give you an opportunity to take advantage of some special events for advanced planning purposes. 

PLEASE NOTE: since some of the events on the following schedule will REQUIRE registration you are requested to respond directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net and NOT hit reply to this note.  When you hit reply everyone on the distribution list will receive your reply and it will get tiresome for many who will not be participating in the events.  ONLY those who RSVP will receive follow up information as is needed. 


The first two events will allow us to see prime examples of the Art Deco muralist, Hildreth Miere, amongst many other fantastic ecclesiastical works of art. 

Wednesday December 2, 2015: Temple Emanu-el on 5th Avenue and 65th Street. We will meet at 10:30 AM the entrance to the Community Center building on 65th Street off 5th Ave.  The temple and museum are open from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.  There is information about a virtual tour on their web site http://www.emanuelnyc.org/simple.php/about_contact_tour  After a lunch break we will move to the Arsenal in Central Park.  Details will be posted as usual the week of the event. There is no cost for this program. 

Wednesday December 9, 2015: Saint Bartholomew's Church  on Park Avenue and 50th Street.  When this was announced a few days ago a number of people responded that they would like to attend this event depending on the date and time.  This has now been confirmed as WEDNESDAY December 9, 2015 from 11 AM to 1 PM.  St Bart's has requested a donation so all attending will have to contribute $5 towards the fee.  The group will be limited to 20 people. Even if you have said you would like to attend you MUST RSVP to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net again to confirm your attendance.  If you ask for a spot and can't make it you MUST let Raylie know you can't come or you will be asked for the donation.  A waiting list will be kept for the event.  We will move to Grand Central Station for lunch and the afternoon session. 

Wednesday December 16, 2015   We will meet again at a house of workshop.  The notice will be posted later.


We will continue to meet on Wednesdays in January with one exception: Friday January 29th.  See below for details

We have two special events scheduled for January.  One is a private workshop and the other is an invitation to sketch inside City Hall

Wednesday January 6, 2016  TBD

Wednesday January 13, 2016  from 10 AM to Noon. Watercolor Workshop at Kremer Pigments.  

Many of you have small metal pan sets from Kremer Pigments on 29th St near 8th Avenue, which is a specialized art supply store that sells pigment, oils, watercolors and brushes.  They also offer courses about the making of pigment and how watercolor and oils are made, the unique properties of each and how different colors react differently when used.  Since so many Urban Sketchers use watercolor, I have arranged to have a"Crash Course"  on the properties of watercolor dedicated to us.  They can accommodate 25 people and there will be a $10 fee. Here are some details: 
- Limit of 25 attendees
- 2 hour demonstration and Q&A on making watercolor paints
- 10 am to Noon,
- $10 class fee per attendee
- Small samples of what is made in class will be given away.
If you haven't been to this store or sampled their products you are in for a treat....it will spoil you beyond measure! 

If you would like to attend you MUST RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at raylie@verizon.net and agree to the $10 fee.

Wednesday January 20, 2016 TBA

FRIDAY January 29, 2016  City Hall

Urban Sketchers has been invited to spend time inside City Hall for a two hour sketching session.  We will have access to many of the beautiful meeting rooms filled with an historic collection of  portraits, rare furniture, and architectural details galore.  We will also have access to the atrium and rotunda.  There is no fee for this but you MUST RSVP as a list of participants will be given to the security office.  Only those on the list will be admitted. The group will be limited to 20 participants.

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