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Sandra's Birds


New for 2024 works by Sandra - see her gallery for all the paintings ... they are fresh and original

Tuesday Model - getting to grips with direct painting in SketchUp on the Samsung tab s3 - Let me know if you have any questions .... Grant

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Cliff set an art challenge on the Tuesday to paint in a still life in the style of Picasso. This was much trickier than you would first think but some members gave it a go.



This was a presentation by Doug to the art group on Tuesday 26 March 2024. Many were impressed with his experiments using AI with the app "Chat GPT" and the artistic works produced from his directions with some surprising results.

At Birmingham's Art Galley and Museum there is currently an excellent exhibition from the Pre Raphaelites. It is called Victorian Radicals.

On Saturday, the Lead Astray Workshop was held at Littleworth. Sheila and Carole had prepared a very informative day for us, demonstrating a wide range of pencil media - showing us the advantages and disadvantages of each variety. Members were invited to use each of the mediums to experiment . It is rare to get an opportunity to handle...



Mindfulness seems to be the buzz word of the moment, even the NHS recommends it - it is good for you. Although it comes mainly from Buddhism, it is nothing to do with religion.

USK December

Our new Urban Sketchers magazine is available for December. with interesting articles from Berlin , Seattle and Zurich. 

Here you can access not only the December Issue but also browse through previous editions.

The new September edition of the Urban Sketchers magazine is now available.

This little poem appears in this months magazine- thought it a good overview of what USK do!


In a bustling city, where stories unfold,

An Urban Sketcher, with sketchbook bold.

With pen in hand, and eyes so keen,

They capture the scenes, like none have seen.

On cobblestone streets, they take their stride,

Seeking beauty in every corner, far and wide.

They sketch the buildings, with lines so fine,

Breathing life into paper, like a rhythmic rhyme.

In parks and cafes, their subjects abound,

People laughing, streets alive with sound.

With quick strokes and vibrant hues,

They freeze moments in time, forever to peruse.

Through rainy days and sunny skies,

They unveil the city's secrets with their artful guise.

Every stroke tells a tale, a narrative so clear,

Urban Sketcher's magic, drawing us near.

From towering skyscrapers to quaint little lanes,

They capture the essence, where history remains.

Their sketches unfold, a visual delight,

Whispering stories, from morning till night.

So let's raise a toast to the Urban Sketcher's craft,

Their passion and talent, leaving us daft.

For in their drawings, we find a treasure,

A glimpse into life's urban splendor and measure.

Stoke Urban Sketchers.

Urban Sketchers feature in the Artist Magazine

JustGiving - Sponsor me now!

This button links you to JustGiving which will send your donation to the charity. The current charity is Katherine House Hospice in Stafford. You can edit the amount to donate from £1 up.

We have now reached £874 in donations to Katherine House Hospice in Stafford...... well done