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Let’s Draw Davis! Sketchcrawl in the Arboretum

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Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Building

First-time and long-time sketchers are invited to a sketchcrawl in the Arboretum this Sunday. It’s just for fun, so you don’t have to be an experienced artist. Explore, sketch and interpret our everyday surroundings with a fresh perspective.

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Building
Parking: Free on the weekends (Bike accessible too)

Meet (10 a.m.) and finish (1 p.m.) in the courtyard of the brand new Veterinary Medicine Student Services and Administration Building. It’s fun to look at the group’s drawings at the end of the session.

What’s there to draw?

  • Nature’s Gallery Court – a wall of handmade nature tiles
  • The shiny, new Vet Med building
  • Animal sculptures
  • Real horses
  • Shield’s Oak Grove – trees and more trees
  • The beautiful landscape of the Arboretum Teaching Nursery
  • Ruth Risdon Storer Garden
  • Arboretum Waterway (with herons if you’re lucky)
  • The red double-decker bus repair lot
  • … something for everyone


  • Restroom — Yes
  • Food service — No (it’s only 3 hours; bring your own beverage and lunch/snack)

What to bring:

  • A sketchbook or paper, and drawing instruments (such as pencil, pen, colored pencils, watercolors, eraser – whatever you wish)
  • Sun-protective clothing


If you have questions, contact

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