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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Next Event!


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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Next Event!


Hoʻomaluhia

It was a busy day at the garden. Thanks to the park’s catch-and-release fishing program, crowds filed toward the pond with white bread and bamboo fishing poles. They made wonderful sketching targets to complement the views of the garden and the towering cliffs of the Koʻolau Mountains in the background. The visitor center and the campsite restroom added architectural elements to include. A range of subjects and sketching styles were admired at show-and-tell, with Kevin (on island just for a brief visit) attracting particular attention with a foray into miniature two-point perspective.

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

See you at our next event on March 25 at Kailua Beach Park!

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