Sketch-Trekkers Schedule

We, The Iowa Sketch Trekkers are a small but dedicated group of illustrators.

Once a month we meet at locations around Des Moines to sketch,
share ideas or techniques and eat. We'd love to have you join us.

2015 Monthly Schedule

Lisa Victoria is our organizer.
(If you would like to join our Facebook Group, send a note to SCBWI-Iowa Illustrators and we will add you as a member.)

SAVE the Date:
Sunday- March 15th, 2015

Pretend it's not winter anymore!  Come join our first 2015 Sketch-up at the
Des Moines Botanical Gardens at 1pm. 
Then we'll head over to the Smokey Row Coffee Co. at 4pm to discuss:

  • illustration stuff
  • business practices
  • working methods
  • Please bring illustrations and your sketchbooks to share.

We'll also be planning future activities and meetings at the coffee house.
So even if you can't make it out to sketch, come join us for tea/coffee and inspiring
conversation about children's book illustrations.

Hope to see you all there!

TIME: 1pm-4pm
Des Moines Botanical Gardens  (admission $5)

Meet at 4pm- Table reserved for SCBWI Illustrators.
Smokey Row Coffee Co. (share your illustrations, plan future sketch-ups and upcoming conference)

E-mail if you have any questions.

APRIL: April Conference- NO SKETCH-UPS.

May 17th, Reiman Gardens at 1pm-4pm
We'll head over to the Stomping Grounds at 4pm to discuss illustration stuff, business practices, and working methods.
Please bring illustrations and your sketchbooks to share.
Reiman Gardens:…/pappajohn-sculpture-par…
($8 admission)
Join us and sketch from a new perspective in the trees in Reiman Gardens'
InTREEguing TREEhouses exhibit featuring eight life-size outdoor treehouses scattered throughout the gardens.

Stomping Grounds at 4pm:

June 7th, Johnston Garden Statues 1pm

July 19th John and Mary PappaJohn Sculpture Park, 4pm
Come and spend a relaxing late summer afternoon sketching amongst fascinating larger than life sculptures.
John and Mary PappaJohn Sculpture Park:…/pappajohn-sculpture-par…

State Fair (Details TBA)

Renaissance Fair (Details TBA)

Howell's Pumpkin Patch (Details TBA)

Capitol Building (Details TBA)

December 13th Sugar cookie Party (Details TBA)