YES! We’re back.
Sorry for the long delay and blog vacation. Sometimes, you have to take a break from emails and the laptop and take time off for yourself and your family. Hope everyone is doing well.
Well, it’s time to get back at it and Christine has selected a great urban place to sketch.
She suggested Pensacola because it has a little bit of everything: retro buildings on Pensacola and King, McKinley High School, and a Buddhist-looking temple. Personally, I love the quaint storefronts in the area.
Let’s meet on the Ewa side of the Walgreen’s parking lot at 10am. Please refrain from parking in the retail lot and save those spaces for their customers. There’s plenty of street parking nearby. We’ll sketch from 10 to 11:30am and share our sketches 11:30 to noon.
If attending, please email us at email@example.com by Friday, March 25th with your name and phone number. We will retain the list for contact tracing purposes. Please be considerate of others around you and stay home if you feel sick.
Looking forward to sketching again IN PERSON on March 26th!
A special shout out to Pam and Ruth for sending their sketches from our last virtual event. It’s always fun to sketch together!
Thank you to all who attended our last virtual demo with Christine. It was our biggest virtual turn out to date. I hope you all learned something valuable to add to your sketches.
By special request, Christine has offered to show us another demo.
I’m not sure what the construction method is but I’m curious to learn more. Aren’t you?
Sorry, it’s a little last minute. But I hope you can join us on February 12th at 10am. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 9th and I will email you the link to join.
Hope you can join us. In the meantime, stay safe and happy sketching.
I’m sure you already guessed it. We’re not gathering together in person while the COVID-19 numbers are peaking.
Instead, Christine has volunteered to teach a class virtually: Point to Point sketching.
Point-to-point is focusing less on what you are driving and more on the line edges and angles. “Basically, you start with a line and you add your next line by comparing its angle and length with your first line. Rinse and repeat,” says Christine.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by January 24th and I will email you the link to join.
Hope you can join us. In the meantime, stay safe and happy sketching.
What a fun and beautiful warm Hawaiian day to be outside and sketching.
Thank you to all who came out to sketch with us today.
May your holidays be merry and bright!
Christine, Bill, and Terri
You voted and the next sketching event has been chosen.
Let’s meet at Honolulu Hale in front of Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele on December 18th at 10am. We’ll sketch from 10 to 11:30am and share our sketches 11:30 to noon.
If attending, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 17th with your name and phone number. Please be considerate of others around you and stay home if you feel sick.
Looking forward to seeing you all in person sketching on December 18th.
Hello Urban Sketchers O’ahu! We want to know where you would like to meet in December. We’re looking at Saturday, December 18th for our next in-person sketching event but want to know where you think is the best place to sketch the holidays. Please vote only if you are planning to attend.
Remember our events are free to attend. So please spread the word and invite your friends and family to join us in sketching the world one drawing at a time.
Happy holidays and happy sketching,
Today we celebrate all artists: traditional (pen to paper) and digital (those who create magic in the 3D world). There’s always energy when artists gather and we can learn from one another when we open our eyes to innovation and creativity around us.
It’s been 5 long months since we, Urban Sketchers met on location so I thank you all who joined us today. It was fun seeing you and your wonderful sketches.
If you have time tomorrow, drop by the Entrepreneurs Sandbox in Kaka’ako to watch the coolest VR films at the Hawai’i International Film Festival. It’s free but you should RSVP to reserve a seat. Click here for more info.
We’re so excited to announce our next event! One, because we will be meeting IRL (in real life)! I know, it’s been a long time since we’ve sketched together so we hope you are just as excited too. And two, we’ve been invited to amplify the Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF) XR (Extended Reality) New Media Exhibit on November 20th.
Let’s meet near the entrance of the Entrepreneurs Sandbox at 10am. For directions, click here. There is parking in the lot or metered street parking. We’ll sketch from 10 to 11:30am and share our sketches 11:30 to noon.
Let’s Support HIFF XR
Let’s support other artists by checking out the Augmented Reality (AR) pieces by the artists, including BREONNA’S GARDEN, BIG ORANGE FISH, THE BLUE BOAT, AWAKEN THE GIANTS: SINISTERIA VR, and THE GIRL AND THE CRANE. The event are free but RSVP is required. To see FRAGILE EARTH, no RSVP is required.
Proof of vaccination status
To enter the Entrepreneurs Sandbox, you will need to show your COVID-19 vaccination card or proof of negative test. If you do not have one, you can sketch outside the building or across the street at the Kaka’ako Ocean-Friendly Garden.
If attending, please email us at email@example.com by Friday, November 19th with your name and phone number. We will retain the list for contact tracing purposes. Please be considerate of others around you. Wear a mask if inside the building and stay home if you feel sick.
Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful masked faces and creative sketches on November 20th.
We’re doing something together, yet physically apart on Sunday, October 17th. Please join Urban Sketchers from around the world as we sketch together for a 24-hour Sketchcrawl.
What is 24hr Sketchcrawl?
- Urban sketchers around the world will sketch together during that 24-hour period and post their sketch stories on their social media accounts. During this 24 hours event, sketchers will share their sketch posts, beginning as far as east as Oceania, through Australia and Asia, Europe and Africa, and will end as far as the west coasts of the Americas
On Sunday, October 17th, draw what you see around you. Visit your favorite sketching location, the beach, the park, a restaurant, or your backyard. Then post your sketch on Instagram and tag @urbansketchers. Be sure to include the hashtags #sketchtogether and #usksketchtogether. The USk social media team will be looking at our posts and select some to share to the USk global community on the official Urban Sketchers channel! Click here for more info.
If you don’t have Instagram, email your sketches to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sure we share them on our urbansketchersoahu Instagram with the proper hashtags to get seen.
Let’s have fun everyone and share our view with the world one sketch at a time.
As you might have guessed, we are going back to virtual this month as the COVID-19 inflection count continues to climb at an alarming rate. We will keep monitoring the situation and hopefully return back to group sketching in September. Fingers crossed!
Thankfully, Christine has offered to teach a fun and safe virtual class via Zoom on a great subject.
Join us on Saturday, August 21st at 10-10:30 am for this fun demo. Personally, I know I need advice on sketching people so I’m excited about this virtual class.
It’s a private class, so we’re asking that you send an RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, August 20th so that we can send you a link to the class.
Hope to see you at the demo. In the meantime, happy sketching!