Walk’n Sketch Montreal
with Verona Sorensen

Discover some of the city’s colourful areas with a sketchpad

By Byron Toben

July 16, 2021

Contemporary painter Verona Sorensen who has been featured in several articles here, has embarked on a new and timely endeavour. While her specialty has been encaustic painting, she is also an accomplished sketcher.

Rue St-Paul Old Montreal

Walk’n Sketch destination Rue St-Paul in Old Montreal – Image: Verona Sorensen

As we slowly emerge from COVID-19 lockdowns and embrace the great outdoors, she has commenced a series of three-hour sketching walkabouts in such areas as Old Montreal and near the Atwater Market and the Canal, with equipment and technical tips provided. Jarry Park and Westmount Park are possible future sites, depending on demand.

The excursions – generally on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays – begin on July 18 and will be offered until late October.

No prior experience is necessary. A chance to try your hand while developing “seeing” instead of merely “looking.”

Sorensen’s sketching walk can be booked on the Airbnb Experience platform and if further information is needed you can contact Verona at

Feature image: rue St-Amable, Old Montreal, by Sikander Iqbal, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsBouton S'inscrire à l'infolettre –

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Byron Toben, a past president of The Montreal Press Club, has been’s theatre reviewer since July 2015. Previously, he wrote for since terminated web sites Rover Arts and Charlebois Post, print weekly The Downtowner and print monthly The Senior Times. He also is an expert consultant on U.S. work permits for Canadians.

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