Local artists capture city’s iconic landmarks at Liverpool ONE’s drop-in events

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Aspiring artists were given the chance to show off their talents as Liverpool ONE hosted a massive outdoor sketching and painting event to mark the Liver Sketching Club’s 150th anniversary. 

The free event, which took place on Saturday 9th July, gave painters and sketchers the opportunity to capture both landscape and portrait models right across the retail and leisure destination. 

Visitors were able to drop in to various painting and sketching points across 12 locations, including the Green Flag-awarded Chavasse Park, the newly installed Liverpool sign on Thomas Steers Way and Sugar House Steps. 

Those taking part were then encouraged to submit photographs of their creations for the chance to have their work shared by Liverpool ONE. 

Set up in 1872, the Liver Sketching Club is the oldest continuously active art club in England, with members meeting around 40 times each month at the club’s studio on Water Street to draw and paint.  

Now, the club has marked its milestone birthday by encouraging newcomers to art to get involved and create their own masterpieces, with expertise being offered by club members throughout the day. 

Peter Holland, Club President of the Liver Sketching Club, said: “We are incredibly proud to have reached such a landmark anniversary, having coached and worked with some of the city’s most talented artists. 

“As a city, Liverpool perfectly lends itself to helping to create fantastic pieces of art – from its iconic skyline to the hidden corners of the city, there are tonnes of opportunities to sketch or paint something that’s truly unique.  

As part of the event, visitors had a choice of drawing costumed models, following along with a landscape painting demo or booking a space on sessions hosted by Apple Store and Cass Art. 

For more information about the event, visit: www.liverpool-one.com/event/liver-sketching-club-at-liverpool-one 

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