Bishop Museum

For our last sketch event of the year, we visited the Bishop Museum. Show-and-tell featured diverse views of the historic museum buildings and the grounds, but also several attractions from the Pacific and Hawaiian Halls – which prompted many of us to take advantage of this opportunity to stay longer and explore the museum’s extensive collections and exhibits. Thank you to Amber and Bishop Museum for the special sketcher discount!

Happy holiday season!

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

Stay tuned for details about our next event in the New Year!

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Reminders for next event (12/7)

Tomorrow is our next event! It will be a great day to sketch … too many subjects and a weatherproof location.    :)

Quick reminder for our sketchers who are not members of Bishop Museum: To receive the discounted admission rate of $11.95 please mention to the ticket seller that you are with “Urban Sketchers O‘ahu”.

Review the event flyer for additional details on parking, etc.

See you tomorrow!


Next Event!


Through Wind and Rain

Today’s event underlined again the urban sketchers’ mantra that capturing the world around us need not be limited to spectacular scenery and special events. Mānoa Valley District Park offered countless worthy views – even for sketchers hiding from blustery wind and rain. The extraordinarily ordinary was just as fun: parked cars, birds, the baseball field, a school hallway with a hopscotch path, the gym, the playground, and of course abundant flora.

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

Stay tuned for details about our next event on December 7 at Bishop Museum!

Also, USkO T-shirts are in production and will be ready to pick up in January at the first event of the new year.

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Next Event!


Happy Arbor Day!

For anyone arriving by car, finding parking posed a bit of a challenge this morning; a testament to the popularity of the Arbor Day Honolulu Festival – now in its 2nd year – at Foster Botanical Garden. Educational booths and workshops, kids activities, and of the course the annual tree giveaway attracted crowds and created boundless sketching opportunities. The extensive garden grounds also offered ample refuge for sketchers longing for less fast moving scenery. Show-and-tell illustrated our preferences, from exotic flowers, through giant trees, to sweeping depictions of the crowds with their botanical loot from the day. Chatting and socializing followed, as we succumbed to the lure of the pleasant setting and ample shade trees.

Thank you to the Arbor Day team for hosting our sketchers during the festival!

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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Next Event!

Celebrate Arbor Day by sketching with us next Saturday! For more information about the Arbor Day Honolulu Festival click here.