Friday, October 12, 2018

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Starbucks 10/12/18

Too cold for Wadewitz. Brr! So went to Starbucks.

Hope next week is at least 50 F and sunny so we can hopefully paint some Fall colors at 7 bridges.

The address listed for the bridges in Grant Park ( 100 E Hawthorne Ave) goes to the golf club house. From there drive North PAST sections 5&6 to a small parking area on the right. That is the entrance to the bridges. If you park in the lot in Section 5&6, the entrance to the bridges is behind the pavilion( kinda hard to spot).

Take college ave to end, Turn right into park? (at second entrance? by traffic light?) Bridges are on your left.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Crossover in Waterford 10/5/18

Got rained out so went and sketched in Crossover Cantina and Eatery, 28023 Kramer Rd, Waterford, WI 53185. Very nice place.

Going to try to go to Wadewitz next Friday at 9am

We decided that our alternative default location for rain will be Starbucks, 4741 S 76th St in Greenfield, just south of Layton on the west side of 76th street near Kopps.

Hopefully we will get to paint outside a couple more times this year before it snows.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Hop on the October ART Bus! Friday 10/19/18 6-9:30pm

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Gallery Night ART Bus
presented by Kesslers Diamonds

Friday, October 19th | 6:00-9:30PM | Kesslers Diamonds | $25

What is the ART Bus?
Every gallery night, NEWaukee takes you on a tour of multiple galleries and locations. The galleries are only part of the journey. On the ART Bus you will find a live local singer songwriter, unlimited wine and beer, and a great way to meet new people all for just $25 per person. Whether you’re an art novice, expert, or anywhere in between, the ART Bus is a great way to explore Milwaukee’s spectacular art scene both on and off the bus!


6:00-6:30PM – Complimentary Wine at Kesslers Diamonds Downtown
6:40-7:20PMMarshall Building / Elements East
7:30-8:00PMDavid Barnett
8:30-9:00PM – 5th Street Galleries (Grove Gallery, Alice Wilds Gallery, Walkers Point Center for the Arts)
9:30PM – Return to Kesslers Diamonds Downtown
Featured Musicians:
Get Your Tickets!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Advice for aspiring artists by Mike Svob


My name is Mike Svob.
Since 1982, I have been a full-time artist based in Vancouver, Canada. I am the author of "Paint Red Hot Landscapes That Sell” and a former president of the Federation of Canadian Artists. Over the past 30 years, I have shared my skills and love for painting via workshops across North America and Europe. Through these workshops, I have taught and mentored hundreds of artists at different stages in their development.

This Winter, I am embarking on a new and exciting project - an online course for acrylic painters of all skill levels. You can get a taste of the course and my teaching style on my new YouTube Channel where I share painting tips, techniques, and business advice on a weekly basis.

If you feel that this opportunity would be well received by the members of Milwaukee Sketch Club, I encourage you to sign up here for updates and additional information.

When I was the President of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), we constantly struggled to get quality resource materials to share with our members. I have written three articles for beginner, intermediate and advanced painters that I am happy to share with your members. Feel free to access them here.

Thanks for your time. I look forward to the prospect of working with Milwaukee Sketch Club!
Best regards,
Mike Svob

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Greenfield Park 9/28/18

Didn't rain but started out pretty cold. Some trees are turning.

Plan to go to Wadewitz Nature Camp this upcoming Friday.


The park we visited in Waterford is W.R. Wadewitz Nature Camp-Formerly a Boy Scout Camp, this natural resource area serves as a primitive group camping site, offering a barn and three sided Adironack- style shelters and tent sites by reservation.

  • From the junction of Hwy. 20 and Cty. W in Waterford, take W 1 1/2 miles south to Buena Park Road. 
  • Turn northwest and travel 1/4 mile. tent sites, outhouses, hiking, nature trails, cross-country skiing.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour 10/12-14


Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour

October 12 October 14, 2018
Friday 4 – 8 pm   |  Saturday 10am – 5pm  | Sunday  11am – 4pm

​Your tour begins anywhere.
The Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour is a 36-year tradition for art enthusiasts. During this free self-guided tour through Ozaukee and Washington Counties, 45 Guild artists from Mequon to Newburg will open their studio spaces to the public.
 Thirty-six years ago, this event began as a studio and gallery tour in historic Cedarburg. Today, it is a unique opportunity for people to get an up close and personal look at some of Southeastern Wisconsin’s finest artists and the spaces in which they work.

​The colorful Autumn rural drive between locations encompasses farm fields, pumpkin patches, Lake Michigan shoreline, picturesque small towns and even a 1876 wooden Covered Bridge, one of the few remaining in Wisconsin.  And to add to the fun, many of the studio spaces are in restored stores, mills and barns.  Most of the artists will be creating art during the event. They are always happy to stop what they’re doing to greet visitors, talk with guests about their inspirations and artistic process and sell their artwork to interested buyers.

2018 Participating Artists [PDF]
Look for the red arrows
While on the tour, be sure to watch for the red arrows to direct you towards the open studios.

Pick up a map at Main Street Gallery inside the Cedarburg Cultural Center or download it here

2018 Map [PDF]
Stay Connected
Follow the CBAST Blog for up-to-date news, sneek peeks into artists' studios, and more!
For Artists

Artist Contract [PDF]

For questions or more information about CBAST, use our secure Contact Form and choose Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour from the menu.
The mission of the Cedarburg Artists Guild's Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour is to ensure the best possible experience for the customer while still providing great value for the participating artists.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Milwaukee Sketch Club at Delafield Fish Hatchery 9/21/18

Very windy, partly cloudy. Comfortable temperature. Nice Fall day.
Didn't wander into downtown Delafield but it has some interesting architecture.
Friday night there was an artwalk.

It looks like we could paint the pond from our cars in winter if we wanted to.

Next Friday outing is Greenfield park. If it rains we probably will go to a coffee shop.