Free Urban Sketching Event Being Held at Chiswick Pier

Join others in learning about how to draw what is around you

Urban Sketchers London was set up 10 years ago
Urban Sketchers London was set up 10 years ago

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Chiswick Pier Trust is hosting a fun, free public drawing event on Saturday, 24 September at Pier House (W4 2UG), as part of the #TotallyThames Festival. Everyone is invited to join Urban Sketchers London sketching riverside views between Chiswick Pier and Barnes Bridge.

No experience necessary, just pack a pad, pencil, picnic and maybe bring a friend or two, and spend time looking at the riverside views and making your unique marks. The event starts at 11am when Pier House will open providing a place to sit, sharpen your pencils. Refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Participants can meet back at Pier House at 1pm and 3.30pm when Urban Sketchers London will ‘throwdown’ their work – an opportunity for everyone to share and view each other’s sketches.

You can book your place online (this ensures access to support materials)

And there is also a free online introduction to urban sketching that you can view before the day. With tips and tricks on drawing outdoors, experienced Urban Sketcher Mike Whalley will be presenting a live Zoom talk on Tuesday, 6 September at 7pm. As well as offering advice on what to bring and how to get started, Mike will tell the story of how Urban Sketchers London began exactly 10 years ago. There is no charge for these events but donations to the Trust from participants are welcome.

The trust works to engage people with the River Thames. It provides access to the Thames and support major river events, as well as organising events of its own.

For further information on the Pier check the Chiswick Pier Trust's web site.


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August 27, 2022

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