Tomorrow, April 23 is the 51st World Wide Sketchcrawl.

‘Sketch-a-what?’, you may ask. A sketch crawl basically is an event where a group of people gathers to sketch. The group could stay at one place or move from location to location, sketching the place and then moving on to the next. All over the world, there are ‘urban sketchers’ groups you can join for these sketch meet ups.

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and inspiring artists. If you think it’s scary to draw on location, drawing in a group like this can be your first step to many adventures outdoors. It feels safe because you’re not alone, and you will feel encouraged and inspired by the others.

The Worldwide Sketchcrawl Day has an extra aspect: it’s a quarterly event on which sketch crawls are held all over the globe, all on the same day.
You can read more about the World Wide Sketchcrawl here, and find out where a sketch crawl is held near you, here.

Here in Amsterdam, a group of sketchers will meet at ‘t Blauwe Theehuis (one of my favorite places ever since I was a kid) in Vondelpark20160410_blauwetheehuis

Will you be out sketching on location with some sketch pals too?
Or maybe, if you’re in or around Amsterdam, join us!
You can find details on Facebook, here and/or on, here.