Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Between Metz and Paris

After last week's international sketchcrawl weekend, I was not sure many local sketchers would be interested in participating to the usual monthly outing.

However, we ended up being a group of five hardcore sketchers to explore the area between Place de Metz and Place de Paris through our drawings.

Explore might be a big word. After sketching at the Rousegärtchen on one of the very convenient benches, the grey weather and looming rain chased us to a bar nearby.

 

The Paname, the unofficial name Parisians give to the French capital, is very aptly named, as it is located on Place de Paris. A trendy and cozy place, many people were enjoying their Sunday afternoon there. Plus a handful of curious sketchers.
 

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Impressions of the first USk Luxembourg international sketchcrawl

The sun was smiling on us for your first international sketchcrawl. Amazing weather for amazing participants. Around 100 people attended throughout the weekend. The locals were joined by attendees from France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and even the UK and Norway.

It was wonderful to see so many sketchers, old friends and new, enjoying our beautiful city and showing it through their sketches.

Here are just a few from a very busy and fun weekend. Thank you to all who came and shared their good mood and passion for sketching!

And here are the photos taken during the event by Marc Van Liefferinge on Flickr
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Anne Rose Oosterbaan

A two-day sketchcrawl in Luxembourg. When I heard about is, I checked the images on Google and decided to go, a ride of almost five hours. The city was far beyond my expectations, what a beauty! And so inspiring to see talented sketchers everywhere in town.
Thank you, Luxembourg Urban Sketchers, for inviting and surprising us all.



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Béliza Mendes

My favourite part of any USk event is to meet new friends and share our love for sketching. Here are just glimpses of a few of such moments.




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Clara Schuster




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Benoi






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Corinne Raes

Saturday afternoon we went downhill and fell in love with this old abandoned factory... a real thrill to sketch...


I loved the complexity of the city with its gorgeous setting between the rivers Alzette and Pétrusse and its gorges...


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Hugo Lisbona

A view from the bridge and the terrace of Scotts Irish bar, from the other side of the River.


Bridge next to Munster Abbey.


It is the Castle we could see from the Munster Abbey, I zoomed in as to sketch only its architecture and the trees around.


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Isabelle Driessche

Ce dimanche 30 avril, la belle vue sur les rochers du Bock depuis la place de l’Abbaye Neumunster était parsemée des préparatifs pour la fête du lendemain 1er mai. Le souci hygiéniste des organisateurs s’avère quelque peu iconoclaste. 


Goûter le soleil de fin d’après-midi entre amis sketchers à la petite terrasse du restaurant Vins Fins au Grund.


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Johanna Krimmel

Relaxing at the Alzette riverbank, I especially enjoyed the views with the town looming over the valley. 


The next day I returned there to explore the details of the rusty floodgate and the flow of water.


Afterwards just opposite of Passage Gëlle Klack the perfect blue sky made me switch to my toned paper sketchbook to better capture the sharp light contrasts.


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Julien Schleiffer




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Marie-Laure

Un clin d’œil à Mr Philibert. C’était vraiment une chouette idée de nous faire faire le tour de la ville de cette manière.


En attendant le lâcher de canards, évènement insolite et festif


Vue sur le Bock


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Marta Matuschewski

By the river Alzete - view at Montée de Clausen and the Casemates


Rue de la Loge - not far away from the Place Marché aux Poissons


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Ruud Otten

BCEE - Banque et Caisse d'Epargne de l'Etat. From Place de la Constitution you have a beautiful view on this landmark.


Rue de la Loge. Enjoying the sun on the stairs of Musée National  d’Histoire et d’Art I spotted this nice view on Rue de la Loge.


On the rocks. Sunday morning all sketchers gathered at the square near Neumünster Abbey. Many of them were looking up. And so did I to sketch this building next to Église Saint-Michel on top of the rocks.


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Sebastien Koch

I quite like working with watercolor and colored pencils, so on saturday I tried some bigger drawings in that style. However, they don’t always turn out the way I want them to and it can be a bit frustrating. So on sunday I turned to subjects that are easier for me: smaller drawings of people done in fineliner.






Tuesday, 25 April 2017

USK Sketchcrawl Luxembourg Official programme (FR)














PROGRAMME OFFICIEL: 
(Cliquez pour le télécharger)


SAMEDI 29/04
I. 10h00: Accueil dans le Hall du Cercle Cité, Place d’Armes
II. 14h30: Accueil arrivée tardive au MNHA, Marché aux Poissons
III. 18H30 : Apéro – photo officielle aux Rives de Clausen
      19h00 : Repas USK au Big Beer Company
Samedi nous vous proposons des promenades pour découvrir le centre-ville, ancienne forteresse, en parcourant les ruelles et les places autour du Palais Grand-Ducal et de la Cathédrale, dans les îlots de la Vieille Ville, sur la Corniche et depuis les anciennes fortifications. En fin de journée pour le repas USK nous avons choisi un lieu situé dans une des anciennes brasseries que contenait la Ville aujourd’hui transformée en un des hauts lieux de la vie nocturne locale.

DIMANCHE 30/04 
IV. 10h00: Accueil dans la Cour de l’Abbaye de Neumünster
28, rue Münster au Grund
Depuis le Plateau St Esprit un ascenseur public mène au quartier du Grund. A la sortie de l'ascenseur, aller tout droit, passer le petit pont, puis prendre à gauche vers l'église Saint-Jean - rue Münster - Neimënster se situe au bout de la rue.
V. 17H30 : Photo officielle sur le parvis de la Cathédrale
(côté Bd Roosevelt/Gëlle Fra)
Dimanche nous vous proposons d’explorer les faubourgs en contrebas de la Vieille Ville, le Grund et le Pfaffenthal, le Parc de la Pétrusse, et de vous aventurez sur les anciens plateaux fortifiés du Rham et du Obergrünewald d’où vous aurez des vues imprenables sur la Vieille Ville et sa silhouette unique.


Ils vous accueillent gratuitement sur présentation de votre badge :


MNHA Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art
Marché-aux-Poissons L- 2345 Luxembourg - ouvert sam-dim de 10h à 18h

Musée Draï Eechelen
5, Park Dräi Eechelen L-1499 Luxembourg - ouvert sam-dim de 10h à 18h

Villa Vauban
18, avenue Émile Reuter L-2420 Luxembourg - ouvert sam-dim de 10h à 18h

CASINO Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain
41, rue Notre-Dame L-2240 Luxembourg - ouvert sam-dim de 11h à 19h

MUDAM – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Drai Eechelen L-1499 Luxembourg - ouvert sam-dim de 10h à 18h



INFOS GENERALES :

Ville de Luxembourg
http://www.vdl.lu/

Luxembourg-City Tourist Office
30, place Guillaume II
L-1648 Luxembourg ville
Tél.: +352 22 28 09
Fax: +352 46 70 70
incoming@lcto.lu

www.lcto.lu

Luxembourg House
2 Rue de l'Eau, 1449 Luxembourg
+352 26 26 26 27
http://www.luxembourghouse.lu/


URGENCE : 112
CHL Centre Hospitalier Luxembourg
2 Rue Pierre Federspiel, 1512 Luxembourg
+352 44 11 31 33
https://www.chl.lu 


SE DEPLACER :

Si vous venez en voiture...
Les accès autoroutes A1, A13, A3, A4, A6 et A7 débouchent directement sur le centre-ville.
P+R:
Bouillon, Stade, Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg-Sud (+ bus vers le centre-ville)
Les parkings "Schuman", "Bouillon", "Stade" et "Glacis" sont gratuits les samedis et dimanches

Si vous venez en train ...
La gare centrale est à 10 min à pied du centre-ville. Plusieurs bus relient la gare avec le centre: ligne 1/125, ligne 16, tous les bus affichants "EUROBUS", etc. Arrêt: Hamilius/Monterey. Le samedi tous les bus en ville sont gratuits.

Les Vel’Oh :
C’est le système de bornes de vélos publics de la Ville de Luxembourg

Si vous voulez profiter du 'nightlife'...
Des 'nightlife' bus circulent toutes les nuits de vendredi à samedi et de samedi à dimanche jusqu'à 3h30.
http://vdl.lu/citynightbus.html
Informations: MOBILITEITS ZENTRAL Tel : 24 65 24 65  www.mobiliteit.lu  



Béliza Mendes +352 621 365 499
Leen Van Bogaert +352 621 416 130
Jean-Paul Carvalho +352 621 217 306

Arnaud De Meyer +352 691 420 912



Friday, 7 April 2017

USK international sketchcrawl in Luxembourg

The young USK Chapter of Luxembourg is happy to welcome fellow sketchers from the neighbouring countries to their first international USK meeting in Luxembourg City.

The weekend-long sketchcrawl will take place on 29-30th April 2017 and will be the occasion for all sketching aficionados to discover how "sketchable" the city is.

In collaboration with LUCA, we will make the city as welcoming and interesting as possible, with a map of some of the most interesting sketching points, a common dinner on Saturday evening and even one or more guided tours by an expert on all things Luxembourg.

Registration is free and can be made on Eventbrite. Those who wish to participate to the dinner, which will take place at the Big Beer Company in Rives de Clausen, can register there (registration for the dinner is compulsory).

Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the city in a different way!

More details to come very soon...


UPDATE:

Meeting point: on Saturday 29th April at 10.00 at Cercle Cité, Place d'Armes

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Au bord de la Moselle

Un dimanche ensoleillé à Grevenmacher, comment résister à flâner au bord de la Moselle, même si une visite du musée de l'imprimerie dans le Kulturhuef aurait été une belle alternative en cas de pluie.


Pour capter les reflets de l'eau, l'alignement des arbres, les plans d'ombre et de verdure se succédant, grimpant sur les versants de l'autre côté de la frontière, je m'enracine sur mon banc au rythme inégal des exclamations des enfants sur la place de jeux derrière moi. De temps à autres des promeneurs traversent le paysage.
Après plus d'une heure de taches colorées, mon dessin est devenu la parfaite croûte du peintre du dimanche. Mais c'était un moment bien agréable.
Leen m'a donné un morceau de son papier, plus absorbant et permettant des lavis plus fondus. Je n'ai jamais essayé ce type de papier. Je n'osais pas. Après quelques hésitations je me suis lancée. Le résultat m'a vraiment échappé, mais c'est un support intéressant qui donne beaucoup plus de profondeur à la couleur, mais résiste très fort à mes tendances graphistes. A réessayer.

Nous sommes ensuite allées boire un verre dans la cour du Kulturhuef, bavarder, partager nos impressions et expériences et se dessiner mutuellement.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Between the city and the countryside

It was a very busy weekend for Urban Sketchers Luxembourg, with not one but two sketchcrawls.

On Saturday, we attended the guided tour organised with Musee Dräi Eechelen and LUCA around the Adolphe bridge, or "Nei Bréck" (new bridge), as the locals call it. The bridge had been closed for renovations and to adapt the infrastructure for the future tram. It is great to have it back!

The tour was guided by Prof. Robert Philippart, who is a real expert on Luxembourg's history. While I wasn't able to hear all the information he provided (there was a big group of people and I was focused on my sketching), I did hear a few interesting tidbits, like for example the fact that the bridge's decorations were designed by craft workers as a way to promote their know-how, and not by artists or architects as is usually the case.


I have to admit that I was more interested in sketching our tour guide and group than the surroundings, particularly given the fact that the bridge is still covered with scaffolding.

There was a lot of enthusiasm for our sketching group among the crowd. Our guide was happy with the experience as well. Hopefully we will be able to repeat it in the future.


On Sunday we had our monthly outing, this time far from the crowds of the capital, in Grevenmacher, at the border with Germany.

It couldn't have been a more different sketchcrawl with wonderful weather and sedate Sunday pace.


It was very pleasant to sketch in the sun, observing the families enjoying their Sunday afternoon. A group of children popped by to see what I was doing, asking me where they were on my sketch.


The afternoon ended - how else? - around drinks on a terrace. Five ladies sketching and enjoying each other's company.

Monday, 3 April 2017

A little more about "Around the PONT ADOLPHE"

Impressions of this Saturday 1st April session with Pr Robert Philippart around the Pont Adolphe. A lot of people discovered the USK Luxembourg activists with admiration and interest.