March for Science

Last Saturday was Earth Day! Throngs of people attended the March for Science in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Many were carrying self-made signs with clever phrases like “science has no sense of rumor”, which were a highlight of the event. Below is my sketch of everyone gathered on Bachman Lawn (University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus) just before marching down University Avenue.

This Friday!

April ain’t over yet!

Architecture month is still in full swing. Don’t miss this month’s events and don’t forget about our second sketch outing (a collaboration with AIA’s Honolulu chapter) on April 28!

Architecture Month!

Using the AIA Center for Architecture as our base, 30 sketchers (our biggest turnout so far) fanned out to explore the neighboring streets of downtown Honolulu. The view of picturesque Aloha Tower proved too much to resist for many of us, but the intricate details of building facades, gates, and doors, as well as the many shrubs, trees, and planters in the area all received due attention too. And who knew there was a cannon nearby!

To add an educational element to the sensory experience, Mayumi treated us to an overview of the architecture and history of some of the prominent buildings on and around Fort Street Mall. Hands up: who knew about the Russian fort (and later prison) that lends Fort St. Mall its name?

Show-and-tell was stunning in the wonderful setting of the AIA Honolulu headquarters, which also provided a great environment to mingle afterwards and talk about upcoming opportunities and events during Architecture Month.

We closed out the day with a raffle and our usual celebratory group photo (fitting everyone in the frame proved challenging).

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

See you at our next event on April 28 at the Dillingham Transportation Building!

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Wind and Water

T’was a windy and busy morning at Kailua Beach Park. Kayakers, paddlers, kite surfers, sunbathers – and sketchers, of course. We were delighted to be joined by four newcomers (including two very junior attendants who added greatly to the creativity on display). Show-and-tell featured musings about the agony of sketching pine-needle infused sand and our apparently universal fascination with tree stumps. We should have brought swim trunks.

As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!

See you at our next event on April 9 at the AIA Center for Architecture!

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