Monday, May 9, 2016

Grounds for Sculpture Tour May 21. Registration Update.

There was an earlier glitch in the online registration process which has been fixed.  The registration system is now back online.  The easiest way to register (for admission ticket and box lunch) is through the New Jersey American Society of Landscape Architects website:  Click on the GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE heading.  Further information and a link for registration will appear.  (Use of this link is NOT limited to just landscape architects.)

If you have questions, please contact me at or by phone at 908.255.5051

See you there!  Bring friends!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Action Sketches: Sheep Shearing at Howell Living History Farm

Sheep shearing at Howell Living History Farm on Pleasant Valley Road in Lambertville New Jersey.
 Sheep shearing takes about 15 to 20 minutes for each sheep. Each sketch here was done in four minutes. All the sketches were of shearing one sheep.
 You can see this is an action packed sketching opportunity.
 Howell Farm had three demonstrations with a total of eleven sheep shorn on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
After sheep shearing there were Shepard and collies herding sheep in a luscious green field.

I'll save sketching the barns, animals and other demonstrations for another visit.

Sheep Shearing at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville New Jersey is always a special time of year. In spite of the dark grey skies and occasional rain yesterday, it was a perfect day for sheep shearing demonstrations and sheep herding by collies.

Visits to Mercer County Parks Howell Living History Farm offers a slice of farm life as it was in Pleasant Valley in 1910. About 48 Saturdays in the year offer sketching opportunities in the field with live animals, farmers, and many visiting families in a relaxed, peaceful, atmosphere.

You can find the Howell Farm Calendar here and make plans for a fun sketching and painting outing.

- Michael Skelly

Friday, May 6, 2016

SATURDAY: May 21.- Sketch the Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds for Sculpture
Hamilton, New Jersey 

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The American Society of Landscape Architecture 
presents a walking design and sketch tour of this internationally known sculpture park. It is is a 42-acre sculpture garden with over 270 large-scale contemporary sculpture pieces.The tour will begin at 10 am and lunch will be provided.  

The registration deadline is Monday May 16th. 
The group is limited to 30 people so register early.

​​Questions?  Or to confirm, 
Jeff Charlesworth 
or phone/text 908.255.5051. 

More information about NJ Urban Sketchers at
  • All drawing levels welcomed and encouraged!  
  • Tell your friends.
  • Bring a folding stool and attractive sun hat!