About Us

The Milwaukee Sketch Club is a group of artists that meet to paint and draw on a regular basis.

We meet every Tuesday evening (7:00 - 9:00pm) from the first part of September through May at St. Peters Episcopal Church at 81 st. and Lincoln Avenue in West Allis, Wisconsin.

On our weekly sketch nights we have two models; a portrait model and a nude model. We have a different nude model each week but the portrait model poses for two consecutive weeks. We ask that the portrait model wear the same clothing both weeks and the same hair style. Our nude model starts out with short one or five minute poses ending with a long half-hour pose at the end of the evening. The portrait model poses for half-hour at a time with a short break in between. We pay both models $25.00 per evening of modeling.

We welcome new members that are interested in painting and sketching. Artists can use any medium of their choice except for oils because of the solvent odor. If the artist uses a messy medium we ask that they bring a drop cloth or something to cover the chair they are using for supporting their materials and the floor beneath them. Our fees are $85.00 for the year. See
http://milwaukeesketchclub.blogspot.com/2011/05/milwaukee-sketch-club-winter-indoor.html for our 2011-12 winter schedule.

We also have plein air during the summer with some hearty artists continuing into the colder months. They meet at different interesting areas each session. (See previous blog postings and the schedule page) The plein air is free.

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