Chicago sketchcrawl!

Saturday December 9th 2006
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Chicago sketchcrawl!

Postby snmcdowell » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:17 pm

I know some sketchy Chicagoans who want to have a sketchcrawl. It will be pretty cold, so I think it would be best to do some sketching indoors. I have taken the liberty of organizing the first stop of the day, the Auditorium Theater at 50 East Congress Pkwy. I have obtained permission for us to sketch in the theater from 9-10:15 AM (the only time available that day). Enter at the front doors on Congress (between Michigan Ave and Wabash Ave). The doors will be locked but a guest services member will be there to let us in. We will have access to all the great sketching spaces including the box office and first floor lobbies, main auditorium theater, and the inglenooks in the dress circle lobby.

The theater is currently updating the architectural history page of their website and is interested in posting some of the resulting sketches!

Afterwards, where should we go next?

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Postby Oliver » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:01 am

Good luck group Chicago! I lived very near there a couple years ago, and did do some sketching. Chicago's an amazing place and I'm sure you'll find a lot to do.

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Postby Peeweesgrandkiddrew » Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:48 pm

You know, I dont thing there is anyone else who is in st. louis.....so i was wondering...can I join chicago?
I mean..I'm not sure what to do! :?
Any suggestions?
DREW

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All are welcome!

Postby snmcdowell » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:03 pm

Drew, you are definately welcome. It's open to anyone who wants to come. I made sure to request permission for a big group at the Auditorium Theater. Just show up, and bring lots of friends!

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Postby John Juan » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:06 am

Wish I still lived in Chicago. I'd love to sketch with all of you. The Bay Area in Cali was a good trade though. Have fun!

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Question

Postby poofsizzle » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:56 pm

:?: I picked up a flier for the sketchcrawl at a local Ice Cream shop. Ok actually it was one of those things where your tear the tab off at the bottom and I tore the tab. I am really excited. I was wondering if there was somewhere I could go to print off some of the sheets so that I can help spread the word... :?:

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Need Volunteers to Help Flier - Get a Sketchcrawl Sticker!

Postby snmcdowell » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:16 pm

I have made a flier for the Chicago sketchcrawl. It would be great to get some volunteers to help me flier around Chicago! Plus, anyone who helps me flier will get a cool Sketchcrawl sticker on the day of the sketchcrawl!

If you would like to help post fliers, please send me a private message (use the "PM" link right below this post) with your email address and I'll be happy to email you a PDF of the flier.

If you flier, always remember to post fliers only in approved locations and always ask permission from the owner first. Suggested places to flier: office breakrooms, coffee shops, art supply stores, college campuses, libraries, grocery stores, etc.

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Chicago Sketchcrawl!!

Postby Sketchyduo » Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:40 pm

I'm so glad there's going to be a sketchcrawl in Chicago! My friends and I saw the flier for it at Blicks on State Street Fri. Has there been any sketchcrawls in Chicago before?

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Need Inspiration?

Postby snmcdowell » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:15 am

Check out Stephen Wiltshire, the "Living Camera."
http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2006/rome-drawing-p1.php
Gives new meaning to "world's largest drawing marathon!"

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Itinerary for Saturday's Chicago Sketchcrawl

Postby snmcdowell » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:26 am

Here's the final itinerary for Saturday's Sketchcrawl. Because it will be cold, we will spend the day sketching indoors. We will be outside briefly as we walk between buildings.

1. Auditorium Theater, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, 9:30-10:15 AM
Places to sketch: box office, 1st floor lobbies, main theater, inglenooks in dress circle lobby

2. The Rookery Building, 209 S. La Salle St, 10:30-11:15 AM
Places to sketch: Interior courtyard

3. 181 West Madison, 11:30-12:00
Places to sketch: lobby

4. Lunch: 12:15-1:00
Bring your own or purchase lunch in the loop.

5. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, 1:15 PM-?
(This stop will begin with a free guided architecture tour. The tour departs from the Randolph lobby information desk at 1:15 PM. During the tour, you may sketch on-the-fly or you may select a spot on the tour to sketch afterwards.) Places to sketch: you choose!


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