During the weekend of 12 and 13 of September the USk Rotterdam and the Drawing Club were involved in events related to the Kunst weekend in Rotterdam: Kunst in het Witte de Withkwartier and Kunstmarkt Alexander.

The objective of the meeting at the Drawing Rally was not only to draw during the event but also capture interesting moments about the event in itself. It went really well despite of the rain and the cold and the group got to mix with the visitors and other artists participating in the event and promote our meetings to anyone who would like to join.

In the end of the event artists could sell their own Art while drawing.

Since the USk had nothing to sell we created this little black and white zine with our drawings of the event to help showcase our work, to distribute to people and promote our group more easily.

In the 13th of September the Drawing Club was attending to the Kunstmarkt Alexander and the 2º Edition of Rotterdam Alexandrium Cosplay Meeting where the audience was completely different and so was the approach. More than drawing the event the objective here was to invite everyone to join us and draw together.

Our fellow sketcher Feroz Nazir wrote us a lovely message about the meeting and his first experience with the USk and the D. Club Rotterdam:

“It’s always uncertain if you are going to get along with an unknown group of people. I also hadn’t been to the Witte de Withkwartier before. The people and the location added to a very positive experience.

I had a great time at the Drawing Rally. I had planned to sketch the other artists and locations, but after putting down the lines of our own spot my imagination took over and I just went with the flow. I think we ended up with a nice collection of performing artists, event spots and some fantasies.

It was nice to take part in the whole process of creating the zine. I think I could repeat the process by myself another time, but it won’t be as much fun as I had with this group.”

It was a very fulfilling and fun weekend and we cannot wait for the next months meetings.
Hope to see you in Rotterdam soon to join us!