Our first Sketch-out!

Sketching or doing art out in public is a bit scary. We go through an entire litany of questions: what will people think? what if we don’t know what we are doing? what if someone wants to look at what we are doing? what if???? It’s a bit worrisome and so we don’t do it. Even though it is a great way to increase our sketching skills.

So a group of us decided to form a public sketch-out. We wanted to sketch in public and improve our skills despite the fear. We thought if we went out in a larger group, we would be less intimidated by the whole experience. Safety in numbers you know.

And it worked. We had a group of about 20 women show up for our first public sketch-out at the Wisdom Tea House. We brought our sketchbooks and pens and pencils and staked out several tables in the courtyard. We had scrumptious tea and coffee and scones. The weather was cooperative. The flowers were blooming. The fountain was flowing. The birds were tweeting. There was lots of laughing along with the sketching. And guess what? It wasn’t scary anymore. It was fun. And we will now be meeting once a month as a group!

Think about finding your own group to join so that you can sketch in public without fear. It is a wonderful experience to share and you will be inspired by the creativity of your fellow artists.

I think we need a fun name for our group. Hmmmm…..


About Deb Prewitt

I am an aspiring artist. I love all things creative and enjoy the people around me who are artistic. I live in Colorado which is a great place to be. I enjoy lots of different things and plan on exploring those things in this blog.
This entry was posted in Art Work, Everyday Life, Inspiration and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Our first Sketch-out!

  1. That is a wonderful idea! I am so glad you had a great time and nice weather that day. Meeting with people and sharing ideas is not only fun, but it feeds our creativity too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s