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Sketch-A-Day

 A RAS Online Art Activity

The RAS Online Art Activities aim to encourage  inspiration and creativity in our members, as they pursue their various art, photography and craft interests, as well as provide an opportunity to bring our members together as a community. All RAS members are welcome to participate.

Links to the  ‘Assortments’ Sketch-A-Day Gallery  and the ‘Out & About’ Sketch-A-Day Gallery

Links to other RAS Online Art Projects:  Craft GalleryPortrait Gallery

RAS Members’ Comments

  • “I find this is a great idea!!  It is so motivating and is something I can pick up and put down easily without any procrastination.” Paula Service.
  • “The ‘Sketch-A-Day’ activity is entertaining, especially in this current situation (the Covid-19 virus crisis). Good for my brain too! Keeping my imagination active. It tempted me to get into my art tools and create something. Great exercise and practice; and my husband said so too.” Rosita Simmons.
  • “Thanks so much for inviting me to do this. I’m painting and drawing again!! It feels great!!” Mary Guest.
  • “Great fun. It does fill a gap in the days when you’re housebound (due to the Covid-19 virus crisis). I am having fun trying out all the different mediums.” Jan Cook  

‘Assortments’ Sketch-A-Day Guidelines

Members are invited to participate at any time – for the first time; or if returning, to re-do the 31-day cycle, or to add one or more sketches as you wish.

1. Make at least one sketch / painting a day in your sketchbook.

2. You can use any medium to create your sketch.

3. Every day, select day and subject below and complete the sketch:

Sketch List
1. Ring 2. Chocolate 3. Clock 4. Bridge 5. Ribbon 6. Kitchen bench 7. Ride 8. Footprints 9. Arrows 10. Fish 11. Expensive 12. Shoes 13. Bedroom 14. Arches 15. Milk 16. Lounge room 17. Doors 18. Record 19. Cheese 20. Pillow 21. Curtains 22. Car 23. Kitchen utensils 24. Treasure 25. Stretch 26. Tin 27. Enchanted 28. Overgrown 29. Bottles 30. Hat 31. Boxes.

# Photographers may submit their photographs following the list.

Display your artwork on the RAS website ‘Sketch-A-Day’ Gallery: Take a photograph of your artwork and attach it, as a jpeg file, to an email and send to the RAS Website Coordinator via the RAS gmail address randwickartsocietyinc@gmail.com Your work will then be uploaded to the RAS website ‘Sketch-A-Day’ Gallery.

Original artwork – Please note all work submitted for inclusion in the RAS ‘Sketch-A-Day’ Gallery is required to be the original work of the artist/RAS member.

‘Assortments’ Sketch-A-Day Gallery

Click on the artist’s name in the list below to view the artists’ profile on the RAS website Members’ Gallery

Participating Artists: Janice Cook – Heather EganMary Guest – Heidi HerethMaria Kapodistrias – Robyn Langford-Brown – Frances O’Rourke – Patrica Reid – Paula ServiceRosita Simmons

Click on an individual sketch in the Gallery below to see a larger view of the sketch.

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‘Out & About’ Sketch-A-Day Guidelines

Members are invited to participate at any time – for the first time; or if returning, to re-do the 31-day cycle, or to add one or more sketches as you wish.

  1. Make at least one sketch / painting a day in your sketchbook.
  2. You can use any medium to create your sketch. 
  3. Every day, select day and subject from the list (far right), and complete the sketch.

Sketch List
1. Fences 2. Weeds 3. Windows 4. Garden corner 5. Doorways​ 6. Trees​ 7. Pathways​ 8. Flowers​ 9. Steps​ 10. Lake​ 11. Clothes line​ 12. Pier​ 13. Outdoor furniture 14. Hills​ 15. Garden tools​ 16. Breeze​ 17. Frog​ 18. River​19. Walking the dog​ 20. Birds​ 21. Rainy day​ 22. Garden tap​ 23. Fire​ 24. Leaves​ 25,Beach​ 26.The Park​ 27. Boats​ 28. Sunlight​ 29. Butterflies​ 30. Laneways​ 31. My favorite place in nature, and time of day

# Photographers may submit their photographs following the list.

Experiment for Fun!  – Try drawing the subject within its context, i.e. draw the areas around specific items. Some other sketch ideas: draw the same scene twice, but with different materials, such as oil crayons, charcoal, ink, watercolour, or pencils. It can be fun to try different things to sketch with, such as sticks, leaves, handmade brushes or household items (e.g. sponges, string,  rags, knives, forks). Why not try different surfaces to sketch on, such as: wrapping paper, coloured paper, cardboard, fabric, tissue paper, or rice paper.  

Display your artwork on the RAS website ‘Sketch-A-Day’ Gallery: Take a photograph of your artwork and attach it, as a jpeg file, to an email and send to the RAS Website Coordinator via the RAS gmail address randwickartsocietyinc@gmail.com Your artwork / photograph will then be uploaded to the RAS website ‘Sketch-A-Day’ Gallery.

Original artwork – Please note all photographs submitted for inclusion in the RAS ‘Sketch-A-Day’ Gallery are required to be the original work of the artist/RAS member.

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‘Out & About’ Sketch-A-Day Gallery

Click on the artist’s name in the list below to view the artists’ profile on the RAS website Members’ Gallery

Participating Artists: Heather Egan – Subhas Ghosh – Heidi Hereth – Christine LangdonAna McGhieFrances O’RourkePatricia Reid –  Nivedita Sen – Paula Service – Yuko Takeshita – 

Click on an individual sketch in the Gallery below to see a larger view of the sketch.

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