Sketch group has a ‘Grand’ time
BY STEVEN WARBURTON
Staff Since the latter part of the winter, an informal group of artists has been meeting at Martintown’s The Grand Hotel to sketch.
The evenings are called “Draw Nights” and they generally attract anywhere from three to 12 people.
On this particular evening – Wednesday, May 16, which just happened to be National Drawing Day – the weather is nice enough for the artists to work on the patio. Tonight Summerstown resident Jacqueline Milner is joined by Maxville residents Mary Ducross and Deborah Robertson who are sketching some metal chickens that they have posed on a nearby table.
“There’s never a specific theme but someone can bring items to sketch,” explains Ms. Milner as she works on her drawing. “You need to bring a sketch pad and some pencils.”
Ms. Milner has brought paints so she can add some colour to her work. She says that other art supplies are allowed; the rule of thumb is that everything should be fairly portable.
The informal group has been meeting since the fall of 2016, when members gathered at The Grind in Cornwall. After it shut down, the group found a new home in Martintown.
The artists range from seasoned veterans, like Ms. Milner, to beginners, like Ms. Robertson, who says she’s been doing art for only a couple weeks.
Anyone interested in joining the group should contact The Grand Hotel.