Winter Home 2020

The Asheville Urban Landscape Project brings professional and emerging artists together to paint “en plein air.” We meet every Thursday in locations around Buncombe County.

We are beginning  our 2019/2020 Winter Season of Painting sessions in which you will be given many opportunities to improve skills, stretch a bit, get to know other members better and prepare for a new outdoor season next Spring. During the winter months, when the weather is unpredictable, we schedule mostly indoor events. Each Thursday of the month has a different focus & that one fifth Thursday in the winter is going to be devoted to an artist’s swap meet!

Following is a list of what each Thursday in the month should bring (but do check Calendar for places & programs as they may vary!) Final note there will be no gatherings on Thanksgiving and the week of Christmas.:

1st Thursday – An Inside/Out Venue

The third Thursday gets us back out painting in locations that have indoor options in case of cold, but may also have suitable outdoor areas when it is favorable. Our favorite place is the Farmers Market sheds which are both colorful, interest & warm. Also, if the day is nice, the outside areas have lots of interesting painting opportunities. Watch Calendar for where we’ll be on the 3rd Thursday of the month.


2nd Thursday – Painting the Clothed Model

Painting the clothed model sessions will be held at the Murphy Oakley Center. They start at 10 am and go to 12:30pm. Hosted by Lee Casey, these sessions offer the chance to practice sketching and painting a live model. The charge for model fee is $7. No turps are allowed as many people are sensitive to them.


3rd Thursday – Sketch Crawl

A sketch crawl is a series of sketches in different locations, meeting in cafe’s and public spaces to sketch, usually moving (about every 30 minutes) through several spots in a 3 hour period. These will be warm indoor locations that will work even on cold rainy or snowy days.  Of course you are free to set your own pace and alter order of locations an even locations and still join us at the end to share what you accomplished during your crawl. Check Calendar for each month’s starting location.


4th Thursday – Talk About ….

On the fourth Thursday, we are back at the Oakley Rec center for skill sharing and challenges. Many things can happen on these days including informal critiques, open studio, mini-workshops, demonstrations, etc. Our focus will vary, so check the Calendar to see what the months topic will be.


5th Thursday (January 30th) – Art Swap Meet

On the one fifth Thursday that occurs this winter, we will have our annual swap, sell or giveaway event for de-cluttering your art stash, materials, books, etc. Bring any art supplies that you don’t want, need, was a mistake buying or you have moved away from. You can also swap your art work. Have fun exchanging “stuff” and sharing ideas.