Emerald City Trapeze Arts

The Urban Sketchers Seattle met for our March sketch outing at Trapeze Arts.  It was in interesting and challenging venue.  I did not rise to the challenge as  I did not sketch any people in motion.

I picked out the support for the net as my first sketch of the day.  I was in a rather dark corner so I had to use my iPod Touch as a flashlight for some of the painting!

It was a rather funky setting.  There were all sorts of interesting furniture, sculpture and things on the walls.  My second sketch was a set of skulls.

And here I learned a valuable lesson.  This was the first page of a sketchbook I bound myself.  Always try the paper first.  I did not.  I just trusted the advice and recommendation of an instructor that this would be a good paper to use for a watercolor travel journal.  The paint was hard to control, it feathered and it absorbed too much.  I had to put about 3 layers in the darkest areas.

I have one more sketch I started before “time” was called so we could meet and share.  Rather than go back after to finish, I will do so at home.

Here is an arrangement of mirrors on the wall of another room.  There were a lot of mirrors in that room.  A couple acrobats can be see reflected in the mirrors.

Here are some photos I took of the sketchers and the trapeze students.

Gabi C. sketching

Frank C. and Gabi. C

working large

Sharing our sketchbooks. A couple people left early.

Flying (intentionally blurred for action)

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to Emerald City Trapeze Arts

  1. Tina Koyama says:

    Nice sketches, and your photos are fantastic! I love the action shots of the brave students.

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