Punahou’s Middle Field

April 2019 was our fourth year of collaborating with AIA during Architecture Month, and today’s event (at Punahou School’s Middle Field) was as enjoyable as before. Observing the weather earlier in the day, we were wondering if we would get washed away, but the skies cleared in time. AIA representative and long-time USkO sketcher Mayumi started us off with a brief overview of the history and architecture visible from our venue – also passing around an old map of campus – before we dispersed to sketch. Dillingham Hall (where hundreds of student dancers performed in elaborate costumes this morning), Castle Hall (scheduled to be demolished soon), a lively softball game (Punahou played Kamehameha), and several other sights on campus made appearances in our sketches. Show and tell was a great opportunity to get to know our fellow sketchers, whose styles were as wonderfully diverse as their backgrounds (including architects, planners, writers, editors, and scientists), and several of whom shared their personal connections to and memories of Punahou.

We ended the event with a giveaway of sketch supplies kindly and generously provided by
Hawaiian Graphics and AIA.

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

See you at our next event on May 4!

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Sketch with us!

We hope to see you this Saturday at our event with AIA Honolulu!

Also, May’s event is now posted so make sure to mark 05/04 on your calendars.


AIA and USkO team up again!

Architecture month has arrived – we hope you will join us for our aptly-themed sketch event at Punahou on April 20!

Don’t forget to register for the campus architecture tour ($15) by April 12 (this Friday) – contact Camilla (camilla@aiahonolulu.org) to secure a spot!

On a related note, I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed with AIA representative Jacy Youn about Architecture Month on Hawaii News Now. Below is a photo of me sitting on the set of the Sunrise show just after our segment. As you can see, I am still in shock from being on TV with
Guy Hagi!


April is Architecture Month!

Reminder: Please contact Camilla (camilla@aiahonolulu.org) before April 12 to register for the optional architecture tour!


Aww, so cute!

This morning, sketchers gathered at the Hawaiian Humane Society had to make a hard decision: pet subject first, draw later? In the end, we found time for both. Show-and-tell featured drawings of the humane society’s grounds, but some of us were brave enough to attempt to capture those cute four-pawed creatures in the few seconds that they might sit still.

Thank you to the Hawaiian Humane Society for hosting us!

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

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

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Next Event!


Downtown Landmarks

Today’s sketch event took us back to one of our favorite locations, the lawn of ʻIolani Palace, from where (in addition to the obvious attraction) many other sketch-worthy sights are a short stroll away, among them the King Kamehameha Statue, the State Public Library, and the State Capitol. Ample shade was an additional asset on a clear day that brought together sketchers from Oʻahu, Minneapolis, and Germany. Show-and-tell saw an even wider range of styles and techniques than usual, together with subjects that spanned the gamut from vignettes to sweeping views of the historic buildings around us. We ended the morning sharing stories about USk symposiums and favorite sketch materials.

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

Make sure to stay tuned for our next event!

 

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