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Urban Sketchers is holding a fundraiser!

Our international parent organization Urban Sketchers is raising funds to finance free workshops around the world. If you would like to support the cause, please consider donating. All donations will be matched from May 25 – June 8. Find out more here.

To donate, you may send a check to:

Urban Sketchers
PO Box 95724
Seattle, WA 98145


Use PayPal Friends and Family
(use as the friend email)

Remember to identify your donation as USK 10K+10K or USK matching Fund Campaign.

It’s Not Hoarding If It’s Books

This slogan on a t-shirt at today’s Hawaiʻi Book & Music Festival certainly captured the mood at the book swap tent – we could not resist browsing either, before launching our sketch activities. Festival attendees, countless canopies, and the giant trees were all popular subjects, but no match to the stoic police officer who was featured prominently in at least five sketchpads. Voices had to be raised a little at show-and-tell against the backdrop of performances at the Singer-Songwriter Competition, one of many events that vied for the visitors’ attention. The interest was mutual though: one of the local musicians even traded a CD of his music for Huong’s sketch!

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 in June!

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Event this Afternoon!

See you at the Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival at 2 p.m. today! Look for our bright orange, beacon-like shirts. :)

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Art-itectural Sketching

For the third year in a row, USk Oʻahu joined forces today with Honolulu’s AIA chapter to celebrate Architecture Month. After a friendly welcome by Mayumi (and little Mari), sketchers radiated from the AIA Honolulu Center for Architecture. Buildings along Fort Street Mall (including the popular C. Brewer building) were documented along with urban scenes, including the delivery of a fresh batch of biki bikes. The diversity of motivations and media invited lively discussion at our show-and-tell session, as well as browsing of sketch books in search of scenes captured last year from the same vantage point. Adding to the architectural theme of the event, Purnima treated us to an insightful overview of the history and architectural provenance of buildings in the area, before we wrapped up the morning with a raffle of sketching paraphernalia.

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

See you at our next event on May 6!


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Artitecture Month!

Don’t miss it – it’s artitecture month again!