Information compiled and written by Mike Jones
Mark your calendar for Sketching on location at Disney Springs (formally known as Disney Village/Pleasure Island) on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at 10am sharp, meet in front of House of Blues. Bring your own art supplies and have fun as a group sketching away on location. Expect to spend about 2-3 hours at this event. All levels are welcome to participate. This is a FREE event! No membership fee. Rain or shine this event goes on.
It is a short drive from Downtown Orlando to Disney Springs. Check your GPS for the best rout there. There is plenty of free self parking on property in surface lots and parking garages. Plus, there is valet parking available too. Plan to arrive early for the best parking spaces. Walk over and wait at the House of Blues. Look for other sketchers with art supplies. Disney Springs is located at 1486 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830.
What types of art supplies to bring? It is recommended to bring a small sketchbook, colored pencils or watercolors or colored magic markers, pen & ink, etc. Sorry, easels are not permitted on Disney property. There are plenty of benches at this place, so no need to bring a folding chair. Bring a light snack and beverage if you would like.
How to dress for this event? This is summertime so dress in cool comfortable clothing. Shorts, t-shirts, and tennis shoes are acceptable. Or just look like a tourist and blend in. Don’t forget to bring a baseball cap/hat, sunglasses, and suntan location.
What am I sketching at this event? As an artist you want to tell a visual story. Sketch architecture, people, statues, displays, food, storefronts, and much more. The goal is to create a sketch that does not look like it is photographed. You can add other art elements to the sketch too. Be open and creative. Don’t worry about making sketching mistakes/errors. Go with it and continue the creativity. At the end of the end, you’ll have a creative artwork that is unique and to be proud of.
Encounters with people and art supporters on location – Don’t worry about people looking and asking questions about your artwork. Engage them and educate them on Urban Sketching. There maybe other artists out there who might want to join next time.
Sketchbooks Thrown Down – We will end up our sketch event with Urban Sketchers’ traditional ‘Sketchbooks Throw down’ and a group photo to be published on social media.
Lunch – We plan on a group lunch at a nearby restaurant after the Sketchbooks Thrown Down. We would love to have you join us for more group bonding and comradeship. The cost of lunch is on each person attending. Lunch might range from $10-$25+ per person/per meal. A restaurant has not been picked out yet.
After event – Please post your sketch(s) on social media by #uskorlando, Instagram at urbansketchersorlando , www.facebook.com/urbansketchersorlando/, and on twitter @USKOrlando . Share your Urban Sketches with the rest of world.
Finally, we hope to see you at this event. Any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ubran Sketchers Orlando
Orlando Urban Sketchers is an official chapter of Urban Sketchers – a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. We aim to show the world, one drawing at a time. The Urban Sketchers Orlando group is open to all to join. We go on location and draw from observation, capturing in sketches our Central Florida community life. For more information please visit www.urbansketchers.org .
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