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Outdoor Sketching 1

There is no limit to the size of group, so if you would like to give it a try, do contact us. We generally try to choose venues with plenty of parking and easy walking, nearby loos, and a cafe or pub. If you show up, just look around for any U3Aers drawing or painting and introduce yourself!

We look forward to seeing you.


Dariel Merrills, 106 Brooklands Crescent, S10 4GG
Tel. 0114 230 5952   Mobile: 0772 233 6184

Dot Balcombe 16 Millwood View S6 6FG
Tel. 0114 232 4725   Mobile: 0778 934 2959

Programme for March to July 2017

Please note - if you are concerned about the weather and being the only one to turn up at a venue, one of the coordinators always plans to show up—if it rains, we like to sketch coffee and cake in the cafe! We meet 10:30 a.m. To 12:30 unless otherwise stated, but people often stay longer. There is usually somewhere nearby for lunch.

Date Venue Details
March 17 Winter Gardens Meet in the Winter Gardens, at the Library end. Then choose indoor or outdoor sketching: streets, buildings, people, big silver balls, plants. . . !
Apr 7 Upper Chapel This is the 17th century Unitarian Church on Norfolk St. It's handy for sketching street scenes and Tudor Square, or the facade facing the courtyard (which has a few benches). Meet in the courtyard. Access the courtyard from Chapel Walk or from Norfolk St.
April 21 Ecclesall Churchyard Parking on Ringinglow Rd. or on Ecclesall Rd. Meet by the Church There's a new little cafe “Monument Coffee” by the Ecclesall Rd gate.
May 5 Whirlow Farm Animals, as well as good views from up the lane. Meet in the yard by the shop/cafe/toilets.
May 19 Beeley village Can park in the street at the top of the village: Carry on up the hill past the pub, bearing right at the “Y” (there's a litter bin and tree on a tiny triangular green) and follow the road around to the right. Park along that lane.
June 2 Eyam Meet in the Eyam Hall car park.
June 16 Manor Lodge Ruins. Views. Meet in the car park near the visitor's centre, which is on Manor Lane where it bends at the top of the hill.
June 30 Norfolk Heritage Park Meet at the Centre in the Park (cafe. Wide views.)  Car access from Guildford Rd. which is off St Aidan's Rd, which meets City Rd ( A6135), right opposite the bottom of Manor Lane.
July 14 Millhouses park Meet in the car park near the Archer Road end, or at the cafe.
July 28 Bakewell Lots to sketch in Bakewell, of course, but we thought the views from the water meadows just upstream from the Bridge could be good. Main carpark is just before you get to the bridge and it's a short stroll to the bridge. Let's meet near the bridge.

Past Programmes

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