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We are an informal group of 15-20 sketchers, all at different stages of development, who meet every Wednesday throughout the year.  We meet for a coffee at different cafes in Winchester at 10.30 a.m. and then sketch around the area, meeting back at 12 noon to share our work.  There is no membership fee – just the price of a cup of coffee or tea – and all you need to start is a pencil or pen and sketchbook.  We are not formally affiliated at present to the national and international Urban Sketchers network (http://www.urbansketchers.org/) but we follow their philosophy of seeing the world one drawing at a time and share their manifesto:

  1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
  2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
  3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
  4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
  5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
  6. We support each other and draw together.
  7. We share our drawings online.
  8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

The ‘Recent Posts’ menu on the side (or scroll down) has galleries of different locations in Winchester together with a contact page. Click on any image in the galleries to enlarge and scroll through.

Meetings:  Wednesdays 2, 9, 18 23 & 30 August, Rawberry bar and cafe,  from 10.00 a.m. and again at noon. (52-54 St George’s St, Winchester SO23 8AH)