Singing – erm – sketching in the rain!

Despite a somewhat rainy morning, a few of us (thank you Bill and Terri for braving the outdoors) gathered to sketch the Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival today! From the Mayor’s Office of Culture and Arts building, we captured views of vendor tents and downtown scenery. Also, for our airplane enthusiasts, we were treated to a close look at commercial jets following their Kona-wind landing pattern. The location provided us with shelter and featured delightful architectural details to draw – what a perfect segue from last month’s activities with the American Institute of Architects!

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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Event Update – See you soon!

Looks rainy this morning. There is shelter at the Mayor’s Office of Culture and Arts (the Mission Memorial Museum Auditorium). See you all at the new location soon!

Next Event!

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 ( 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 ( before April 12 to register for the optional architecture tour!