Reading Biscuit Factory

On Wednesday 20 October we met at the recently opened Reading Biscuit Factory to sketch from their first floor balcony area. The new independent cinema location was a wonderful mix of modern and vintage and the large windows offered wonderful views of the nearby architecture of Reading. We were also joined by Isabel Carmona from USk Newbury, who had just completed an urban sketching workshop … Continue reading Reading Biscuit Factory

Sketching at the Reading Town Meal

The annual Reading Town Meal is a truly community-powered event. First held in 2011, so far there have been eight fantastic ‘picnics in the park’ celebrating the delicious fruit and veg that is grown in Reading. All the food is donated by the wonderful growers and allotment holders around Reading, cooked by Reading College students, and served free in Forbury Gardens. The delicious meal was … Continue reading Sketching at the Reading Town Meal

Reading Town Meal, Forbury Gardens

WhenSaturday 25 September 2-4 pm Where Band Stand, Reading RG1 3EH Where FormatWe’ll start at 2pm – The Town Meal itself (see details below) is on from 12-4 We’ll meet at 2pm near the bandstand and then sketch in the Gardens. Our throwdown will be at 4pm most likely where we met near the bandstand (we’ll confirm the exact location depending on how busy it … Continue reading Reading Town Meal, Forbury Gardens

Lavender Place Community Gardens

As you walk towards the Hexagon and look down you may have noticed a community garden and wondered what it was and how to get there. We met at Lavender Place Community Gardens on Queens Walk RG1 7AE – it’s hard to describe how to get there even if you know how and it’s very tricky for accessibility unless the Hexagon is open (which it … Continue reading Lavender Place Community Gardens

Reach Out and About Community Workshops

On the 1st of July we were lucky enough to host the first of two community workshop days where, working in partnership with The Jelly Reading and via the brilliant teaching of Isabel Carmona, we introduced urban sketching to the wider community of Reading. Isabel first got us all to “take a line for a walk” and we drew the skyline in a continuous contour … Continue reading Reach Out and About Community Workshops

NewMeaning DIY Day 10th July 2021

WhenSaturday 10th July 2021 – 11am-1pm Where 28 PORTMAN ROAD, READING, RG30 1EA NOTE: As this is indoors, please wear masks and they will have optional lateral flow tests there. Where FormatWe’ll be sketching at NewMeaning (Toolshed’s) new warehouse in Reading during their DIY day to convert it from a warehouse to a cafe/teaching space/hangout. Whilst the DIY happens, we’ll be sketching the folks from 11:00 … Continue reading NewMeaning DIY Day 10th July 2021