Mural Painting!

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In the past five years, Kakaʻako has changed dramatically as a result of high-rises and condos popping up. At the same time, the neighborhood has established itself as a street-art Mecca. Today’s event plunged us into the center of the action with murals being finalized on every street as Pow! Wow! Hawaiʻi 2018 draws to a close. Spreading out near Lana Lane Studios, we attempted to capture the artists at work. It was inspiring. At show-and-tell, we shared art at a slightly smaller scale – but with no less enthusiasm.

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

See you at our next event on March 3!

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Next Event!

POW! WOW! Hawaiʻi 2018 started today. The festival brings artists from around the world to Kakaʻako. Sketch them working on murals as they tower above you in construction cranes and perch on ladders – who knows, maybe they will start rappelling from rooftops to paint!


Windward

Perspectives and people in motion were the main themes during show-and-tell at today’s event at the Windward Mall in Kāneʻohe, where our small group gathered around its very own table, graciously provided by the mall’s management team. Ivan demonstrated a surprising and creative use of note-taking software; various views of the mall’s center court were presented; and Sebastian showed how to turn running out of ink into an act of artistic expression.

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

See you at our next event on February 17!

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Event Update for Saturday

Our meeting location for Windward Mall has changed slightly. Instead of gathering in the Sears wing, we will get together near the escalator by Bath & Body Works, which is at center court on the ground floor. Check out our updated flyer for all the event details. Hope to see you on Saturday!


Next Event!

Now that the holiday shopping frenzy is over, let’s sketch at the mall!


Helmets and Heroes

Still mildly shaken from the false alert of a missile attack earlier in the morning, local and visiting sketchers descended upon the Honolulu Fire Museum yesterday. Like on our first visit two years ago, yesterday’s event started with a fascinating review of firefighting history in Honolulu by a group of expert docents Fire Inspectors Mau and Kunimitsu (with support from Fire Inspectors Zablan, Inay, Enos III, and others), followed by a sketch session that encompassed the museum’s exhibits as well as its urban environment. Engine #6, the first unit to respond to the Pearl Harbor attack, was featured in several sketches, as were helmets, speaking horns, and other firefighting paraphernalia dating back as far as the 19th century. This past week, the HFD celebrated its 167th anniversary! At show and tell, visiting sketchers from Seattle and Sydney mingled with the locals as we shared sketches and perspectives, both literal and figurative.

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

See you at our next event on January ​27!

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First Event of 2018!

Remember your New Year’s resolution to spend more time with your sketchbook? We’re here to help! Come to our first sketch event of 2018. :)