Some of us in Quebec City have met at our Musee de la Civilisation for a while now, sometimes on Tuesday, sometimes Thursday, and sometimes both days, but we seem to be making the Thursday morning meetings a regular event, mostly due to emails sent out by Claudette to let us know what day we’re supposed to show up.
These sessions are really fun and quite different from a typical sketchcrawl. Rather than an all day affair, these are only two to three hours. We sketch for most of that time but then meet in the cafe for coffee/tea and to talk about drawing. If we’re lucky we can get Yvan talking as he always teaches us something interesting about drawing. Mostly, though, it’s just a regular, fun get together that keeps us all in touch and yet doesn’t require the commitment of an entire day.
At the last session I drew this Egyptian musical instrument called a sistrum, or at least that’s what the sign said it was. I’m not sure how it’s supposed to work or what sounds it makes but I suspect it’s sort of like a tamborine and that you shake it. I suspect there are supposed to be wires running through the other sets of holes. In any case, it’s a paradox of simple, rusted strap-metal with small, carved characters stuck onto it. Very interesting shapes to draw.
I wandered around, had a conversation with Claudette and knew I was running out of time. Claudette had shown me her sketch of this little guy so I sat down and did this quick drawing of him, or her. Hard to tell with otters.
Right now, there are eight of us who are regulars at Thursday Sketching Group. We won’t be meeting Christmas Eve day and probably not New Years Eve day, but otherwise, why don’t you come out and join us. You’ll have fun. I guarantee it.