Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Meanwhile Back at the Bean

Cloud Gate, a.k.a.  the Bean, in Millennium Park in Chicago is a go-to-place for tourists and artists alike. Watching as people experience the Bean for the first time is great. It brings out "the kid in the funhouse" in everyone. As you can see from Alex's post, it was a fun outing for Urban Sketchers Chicago to meet with Miriam from Munich. What a great time! Thanks to Alex and Miriam for setting it up!

Our Monday sketch group was there yesterday but sadly, I couldn't make it. (Um - maybe not so sadly since it was raining all day.) I've sketched many of the features of Millennium Park but I figured I'd post sketches from a few past outings to the Bean. Different size sketchbooks, different types of paper, different levels of success but it's always worth the trip! I highly recommend it!


  1. Wow! Where can I see upcoming events? I would like to participate in the Chicago Monday Sketch Group.

    1. Hi Brian! Send me a message on FaceBook , https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrbanSketchersChicago/, with your email address and I'll add you to our list for updates. The Monday group meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 1 P.M. in the summer and early fall at outdoor locations in Chicago. In the winter we meet at indoor locations but only on the second Monday. We'd love to have you join us when your in Chicago!

  2. Hi Brian! Barbara hosts Monday Sketch group and will get back to you about their schedule shortly.

    This blog also focuses on Urban Sketchers Chicago activities. Here are some links for USK Chicago:
    FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UrbanSketchersChicago/
    Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1998846@N21/

    USK Chicago has sketch-meets every 3rd Sunday of the month (we just had one yesterday!) The location is announced on our FB group and sent out by email. You are welcome to join the FB group or write to UrbanSketchersChicago@gmail.com to be added to the list.

    I saw your sketches on your blog - they are wonderful!


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