April 30th event – POSTPONED

Sorry for the last minute notice. We have to move our sketch event at the Hawaiian Humane Society to May. Please check back in May for a new date.

In the meantime, let’s use our free time this weekend to get out and sketch.

Aloha,

Terri


Save the date – April 30th

Apparently, Architecture Month got moved from April to October so we have lots of time to plan a joint event with AIA in October. In the meantime, save Saturday, April 30th for our next in person meetup.

Here’s a hint. It’s going to be pawsome!


Beautiful Day to be Sketching

The sun was out. Today was the first day that face coverings were optional. We brought out our pencils and pens to meet on Pensacola Street.

Great group of sketchers today showing our urban sketching in the heart of Honolulu.

We walked or drove all over the block from the church across of McKinley HS to McDonald’s on Beretania. There was something to sketch for everyone: old buildings, new buildings, churches, busy streets, street signs, storefronts, and more.

Two groups of strangers stopped to compliment my sketch as I sketching from busy Pensacola and Beretania. I got to share a little about Urban Sketching. And that’s what urban sketching is all about.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on this beautiful day to be sketching!


And we’re back!

YES! We’re back.

Sorry for the long delay and blog vacation. Sometimes, you have to take a break from emails and the laptop and take time off for yourself and your family. Hope everyone is doing well.

Well, it’s time to get back at it and Christine has selected a great urban place to sketch. 

She suggested Pensacola because it has a little bit of everything: retro buildings on Pensacola and King, McKinley High School, and a Buddhist-looking temple. Personally, I love the quaint storefronts in the area.

Let’s meet on the Ewa side of the Walgreen’s parking lot at 10am. Please refrain from parking in the retail lot and save those spaces for their customers. There’s plenty of street parking nearby. We’ll sketch from 10 to 11:30am and share our sketches 11:30 to noon.

If attending, please email us at uskoahu@gmail.com by Friday, March 25th with your name and phone number. We will retain the list for contact tracing purposes. Please be considerate of others around you and stay home if you feel sick.

Looking forward to sketching again IN PERSON on March 26th!

A special shout out to Pam and Ruth for sending their sketches from our last virtual event. It’s always fun to sketch together!

Pam’s sketch
Ruth’s sketch

Let’s draw a car!

Thank you to all who attended our last virtual demo with Christine. It was our biggest virtual turn out to date. I hope you all learned something valuable to add to your sketches.

By special request, Christine has offered to show us another demo.

I’m not sure what the construction method is but I’m curious to learn more. Aren’t you?

Sorry, it’s a little last minute. But I hope you can join us on February 12th at 10am. Please RSVP to uskoahu@gmail.com by February 9th and I will email you the link to join.

Hope you can join us. In the meantime, stay safe and happy sketching.

Terri


Let’s meet virtually

I’m sure you already guessed it. We’re not gathering together in person while the COVID-19 numbers are peaking. 

Instead, Christine has volunteered to teach a class virtually: Point to Point sketching.

Point-to-point is focusing less on what you are driving and more on the line edges and angles. “Basically, you start with a line and you add your next line by comparing its angle and length with your first line. Rinse and repeat,” says Christine.

Please RSVP to uskoahu@gmail.com by January 24th and I will email you the link to join.

Hope you can join us. In the meantime, stay safe and happy sketching.

Terri


Happy Holiday Sketching in Honolulu

What a fun and beautiful warm Hawaiian day to be outside and sketching. 

Thank you to all who came out to sketch with us today.

May your holidays be merry and bright!

Christine, Bill, and Terri


And the winner is…

You voted and the next sketching event has been chosen.

Let’s meet at Honolulu Hale in front of Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele on December 18th at 10am. We’ll sketch from 10 to 11:30am and share our sketches 11:30 to noon.

If attending, please email us at uskoahu@gmail.com by Friday, December 17th with your name and phone number. Please be considerate of others around you and stay home if you feel sick.

Looking forward to seeing you all in person sketching on December 18th.

Happy Holidays,

Terri


Vote for our next meeting place

Hello Urban Sketchers O’ahu! We want to know where you would like to meet in December. We’re looking at Saturday, December 18th for our next in-person sketching event but want to know where you think is the best place to sketch the holidays. Please vote only if you are planning to attend.

Remember our events are free to attend. So please spread the word and invite your friends and family to join us in sketching the world one drawing at a time.

Happy holidays and happy sketching,

Terri

Last year at Honolulu Hale

Capturing moments at Hawai’i International Film Festivals

Today we celebrate all artists: traditional (pen to paper) and digital (those who create magic in the 3D world). There’s always energy when artists gather and we can learn from one another when we open our eyes to innovation and creativity around us.

It’s been 5 long months since we, Urban Sketchers met on location so I thank you all who joined us today. It was fun seeing you and your wonderful sketches.

If you have time tomorrow, drop by the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kaka’ako to watch the coolest VR films at the Hawai’i International Film Festival. It’s free but you should RSVP to reserve a seat. Click here for more info.