Friday, April 30, 2010

Walk, Rock and Run tomorrow

I just wanted to give everyone an update about tomorrow. I forgot that the Diversity Center's Annual Walk, Rock and Run is going to be happening Saturday morning (silly me...i should have remembered). The walk is early in the day, but the staging for the event is in front of the Rock Hall...which will most likely eat up all the free street parking in front of the Science Center.

There is a parking garage for Great Lakes Science Center. Parking is just $6 with validation from the Science Center (bring your pass in with you so that you can get it validated....its $9 without validation). Normally we don't have a cost for parking, but don't have to pay to get onto the it evens out.

We are going to start sketching outside the ship at first. If it is raining, we'll duck inside the Science Center for a bit. They are going to open the ship to us at 10:45....a little later than i had planned, but it will still be perfect. Just wanted to give you the heads up.

If you come late...check for us along the dock the faces both the harbor and the ship (on the side of the Science Center that faces the Rock Hall).

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sketching the Mather on Its First Day of the Season!

The Cleveland Sketch Crawl will be headed to the William G. Mather Museum this Saturday, May 1st! The huge steamship (built in 1925) is only open to the pubic through the warmer spring and summer months, and we are going to get to sketch it on its first open day.

The ship has a very storied history on the Great Lakes and was a technological marvel of its day. In addition to having tons of unique things to sketch, the ship offers one of the best views of the downtown skyline. Needless to say, this is a perfect location for sketching.

The weather should be warm and amazing. It may rain, but there are plenty of sheltered areas to sketch on the boat.

We will meet at 10am in the front entrance to the Great Lakes Science Center (the entrance that faces the wind turbine). I'll have passes for entry onto the Mather. There is no cost to participate in the Sketch Crawl. The pass will not grant you access to the Science Center.

Those of you that show up late: go to the Will-Call desk inside the Great Lakes Science Center and tell them that you are with the Cleveland Sketch Crawl.

Directions to the Crawl:

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More Sketches from past crawls

Elizabeth sent these sketches to me a while back and I havn't been able to post them till now (sorry Elizabeth ). These are great by the way!

If you've attended the Sketch Crawl in the past and want to post your sketches on the site...just email me at and send some scanned in photos of your work. Not that we've compiled a number of years worth of sketches...i think it is time to explore the Library's offer of a show in their lobby.

Cleveland Public Library


The Old Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's RainForest