28 October 2021

October Sketchwalk - Sketch anything BLUE!



Hi Sketchers!

In view of uprising cases, let’s do something fun to calm and cheer ourselves!

This month, we are going to explore one of the colours in your palette – BLUE!

You can sketch clothing, bowls, recycle bins, shop front, anything / anywhere that is blue in colour, in your home, void deck or neighbourhood area.

Feel free to challenge yourself to explore variation of blues, hidden corners that hasn’t been/drawn yet.

Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ฌ #๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ๐  so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.

We will do a Sketch Show via ๐™๐Ž๐Ž๐Œ at 3pm to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session.

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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
If you are planning to sketch outdoors, please comply to Government Covid safety guidelines of no more than 2 person each, and there must be a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each cluster. Do watch out for crowds forming behind you when you draw.
Remember: MASKS ON.
Please strictly comply. USkSG (and our sketch leaders) will not be held responsible for any flouting of the above guidelines. Thank you.
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๐‘บ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’ ๐‘ป๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž! ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐’–๐’”!
Topic: USkSG Oct Sketchwalk Show & Tell
Time: Oct 30, 2021 3:00 PM Singapore
Meeting ID: 936 8770 6818
Passcode: 934616
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๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”:
• Banner photo by Tony Chua

22 October 2021

Urban Sketchers Singapore: Volume One

Today, 22 Oct 2021, it's been exactly 10 years since we launched our first group publication and companion exhibition — Urban Sketchers Singapore: Volume One. We missed by a day, but 522 Fridays ago, a huge crowd descended upon The URA Centre to show their support, flipping through colourful pages and gawking at the displays we put together. Were you there, and did you get a copy of the book?

23 September 2021

September Sketchwalk at Chinatown


Hi Sketchers!
We'll be returning to sketch outdoors at Chinatown this month - in conjunction with the Celebration of Tradition Mid-Autumn 2021 at Chinatown. It be a special one as we'll be down in the evening to catch the Mid Autumn light up!
In light of the COVID situation, we urge everyone to remain cautious, mask on at all times and keep to groups of 5 people maximum with a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each group.
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Time: 5.00PM - 8.00PM
Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/obdiWQjAAcNH3KEZ7
Nearest MRT: Chinatown MRT
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, we can’t be congregating as a big group of sketchers. As such, we can sketch in small clusters of no more than 5 persons each, and there must be a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each cluster. Do watch out for crowds forming behind you when you draw.
Remember: MASKS ON.
Please strictly comply. USkSG (and our sketch leaders) will not be held responsible for any flouting of the above guidelines. Thank you.
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๐‘ฐ๐’๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’š:
1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — ๐ง๐จ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ“ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ — by posting the spot you plan to capture on the event wall; ask who's joining and discuss in the comments until you confirm your little quintet. And please have your face mask on at all times.
2.Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain required distancing; remain in your separate groups.
3. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points.
4. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ฌ #๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ๐  — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
5. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
6. We will do a Sketch Show via ๐™๐Ž๐Ž๐Œ to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session.
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๐‘บ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’ ๐‘ป๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž! ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐’–๐’”!
Link: USkSG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: September Sketchwalk Show n Tell
TBC
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๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”:
• Banner photo by Patrick Ng
• Event post research and collaterals: Benedict Tay 

26 August 2021

August Sketchwalk at Labrador Park


Hi Sketchers!
We'll be returning to sketch outdoors at a large open space this month - the scenic and serene Labrador Park!
In light of the COVID situation, we urge everyone to remain cautious, mask on at all times and keep to groups of 5 people maximum with a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each group.
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/5MwRPirNghJynqqG6
Nearest MRT: Labrador Park MRT
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๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’†:
• Bring repellent, sunblock
• Shaded areas are on the bridge and boardwalk. If you are planning to put your bags on the ground or wooden planks, bring a plastic sheet or trash bag as the wood is very old, mossy and dirty.
• Bring your own stools or ground sheets/plastic sheets to sit on
• Watch out for flies, mosquitoes and snakes
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, we can’t be congregating as a big group of sketchers. As such, we can sketch in small clusters of no more than 5 persons each, and there must be a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each cluster. Remember: MASKS ON.
Please strictly comply. USkSG (and our sketch leaders) will not be held responsible for any flouting of the above guidelines.
Thank you.
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๐‘ฐ๐’๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’š:
1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — ๐ง๐จ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ“ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ — by posting the spot you plan to capture on the event wall; ask who's joining and discuss in the comments until you confirm your little quintet. And please have your face mask on at all times.
2.Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain required distancing; remain in your separate groups.
3. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points.
4. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ฌ #๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ๐  — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
5. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
6. We will do a Sketch Show via ๐™๐Ž๐Ž๐Œ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ‘:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐๐Œ to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session.
๐‘บ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’ ๐‘ป๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž! ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐’–๐’”!
Link: USkSG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: August Sketchwalk Show n Tell
Meeting ID: 442 675 6700
Passcode: 316902

๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”:
• Banner photo by the late great Master Chan Chang How
• Event post research and collaterals: Huiling Zhou


27 July 2021

July Sketchwalk

Credits:
• Banner photo by Zandro Bordeos
• Event post research by Pat Ng

Hi Sketchers!

Seeing as National Day is fast approaching, and with the NDP celebrations postponed, let's have our own little sketch party to celebrate our nation's 56th birthday in advance, and to cheer one another on amidst these gloomy times!
Details:
Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Location: Anywhere in SG
We will hold the sketchwalk at our usual time (see above), except we will not all gather at one venue like we usually do, but have a decentralised sketchwalk, due to P2HA2 restrictions. So sketch anywhere you like - your neighbourhood, downtown, a park, or even at home if you prefer.
The word themes for this month's sketchwalk are:
1. Red & White
2. Patriotism
3. Home, Truly
4. The Road Ahead (NDP song)
5. SG United
6. Uniquely Singapore
As you can see, the range of things you sketch is limitless. Get creative, and be gung-ho. Pick one of the above, or all, if you feel up to it!

IMPORTANT: In light of the COVID situation, we urge everyone to remain cautious, mask on at all times and keep to max 2 people, if you really need to sketch with someone.
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*Show & Tell will be on Zoom at 2.00PM (note it's an hour earlier than usual). Link to the Zoom room:
Topic: USkSG July Sketchwalk Show n Tell
Time: Jul 31, 2021 02:00 PM Singapore
Meeting ID: 987 8260 9105
Passcode: 150175
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Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — with hashtags #๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ๐  #sketchwalkSG56 — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.

๐‘บ๐’Œ๐’†๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”:
USkSG Sketchwalk Team

25 June 2021

SketchLive - June official Sketchwalk


You can sketch anything / anywhere in your home (the whole point is to stay indoors), but in case you need ideas, this month's theme is:
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๐Ÿ‘‰ Special / Precious stuff at home
It can be your favourite tools, chou chou, belongings, objects, plants, space etc! ๐Ÿชด ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿผ
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In light of current realities (Phase 2 High-Alert), and to play our part in working with our government to beat this pandemic, there will be no outdoor USkSG Sketchwalk for at least the month of June (we will watch the situation for June and beyond).
Instead let’s do an “Urban SketchLive” challenge this Saturday. That is, 'Sketch where you Live'. But it’s a double meaning, because it will also be a live sketching session as we do it together real time, just like during our normal Sketchwalks.
The Event Zoom Room will be opened for the duration of our usual Sketchwalks (9:30AM - 1:00PM), and we will sketch in one another’s virtual presence together; so have your devices (phone / laptop, etc.) with you as you sketch, so we can chat as we do it.
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๐Ÿ‘‰ NOTE: The Zoom Link will be shared on actual day to those who have indicated "Going", so please click the Going button if you intend to join us.
At 12noon, we will gather back in front of the screen and have our virtual Show n Tell, where you will share about your sketch(es)... why you did what you did, and what they mean to you, etc.
We don’t get to hang out with and hear from one another very much during our outdoor sketchwalks; hopefully this will give us a on-the-spot glimpse into one another’s lives / living quarters.
We should be able to end by 1:00PM latest.


01 June 2021

Result of SketchLive in May 2021







Our May Sketchwalk last Sat morning... with a twist... not just sketching on-location, but locations (in all our own
Due to Phase 2 (HA) restrictions, and for the safety of everyone, we had to sketch from home... thankful that through Zoom, we were able to sketch WITH one another, live, albeit from all over the island.
We had a couple new friends joining us today, Erin (SG) and Eva (joining us from Taipei), had Rafidah joining us from Tokyo... and we had to say goodbye to our veteran sketcher Michael as he transits out of SG into his next phase (we wish you all the best!).
We had fun chatting up close as we sketched... 8 sketchers walked away with lucky draw prizes, and everyone left feeling happy about a Sat morning well-spent. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Enjoy the beautiful works!

View more works on USKSG FB

27 May 2021

Urban SketchLive this Saturday

In light of current realities (Phase 2 High-Alert), and to play our part in working with our government to beat this pandemic, there will be no outdoor USkSG Sketchwalk for at least the month of May (we will watch the situation regarding June and beyond).
Instead let’s do an “Urban SketchLive” challenge this Saturday. That is, 'Sketch where you Live'. But it’s a double meaning, because it will also be a live sketching session as we do it together real time, just like during our normal Sketchwalks.
The Event Zoom Room will be open for the duration of our usual Sketchwalks (9:30AM - 1:00PM), and we will sketch in one another’s virtual presence together; so have your devices (phone / laptop, etc.) with you as you sketch, so we can chat as we do it. [In fact we will open the zoom room by 9:00AM for those who wish to hang out over virtual breakfast together before Sketchlive commences.]
NOTE: The Zoom Link will be shared on actual day to those who have indicated "Going", so please click the Going button if you intend to join us.
You can sketch anything / anywhere in your home (the whole point is to stay indoors), but in case you need ideas, here are some things you can sketch:
1. Your favorite corner / area of your home, that you are excited to show others. Perhaps a place where you spend the most time at when you’re home.
2. The view outside your living room (or any other) window.
3. Something you feel is unique to your home.
- It can be a special tool, a piece of antique furniture, an interesting pet, an instrument, etc. that shows us a part of you we never knew.
At 12noon, we will gather back in front of the screen and have our virtual Show n Tell, where you will share about your sketch(es)... why you did what you did, and what they mean to you, etc.
We don’t get to hang out with and hear from one another very much during our outdoor sketchwalks; hopefully this will give us a on-the-spot glimpse into one another’s lives / living quarters. We should be able to end by 1:00PM latest.
There will be a lucky draw for those who stay till the end. (Details of this to follow or announced on actual day.) 

23 April 2021

April Sketchwalk at Sembawang Park



Hi Sketchers!

This month we will be sketching in Sembawang Park. Blending nature with history, this calm and serene park gives visitors a glimpse of Singapore’s naval heritage.
In light of the COVID situation, we urge everyone to remain cautious, mask on at all times and keep to groups of 5 people maximum with a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each group.

Date: 24 April 2021
Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Location: Various locations around Sembawang Park (Photos are in the discussion tab)
Nearest MRT: Sembawang MRT
Buses: 882 (from Sembawang Bus Interchange behind Sun Plaza)
๐‘ท๐’๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐‘ณ๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐‘บ๐’Œ๐’†๐’•๐’„๐’‰:
• ๐’๐ก๐ข๐ฉ๐ฒ๐š๐ซ๐ - extreme edge side after the Beaulieu House
• ๐’๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐  ๐‰๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ฒ - Sembawang Jetty was built back in the 1940s by the British and abandoned during the Japanese occupation.
• ๐’๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐  ๐ƒ๐จ๐  ๐‘๐ฎ๐ง
• ๐Œ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž-๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ ๐›๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐
• ๐๐ž๐š๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฎ ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž - built back in the 1910s and is now a seaside restaurant
• ๐Ž๐ฅ๐ ๐€๐๐ฆ๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‡๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž - used to house key British military commanders
• ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐ฃ๐ข๐ ๐๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐š๐ญ๐š๐ง ๐Œ๐ž๐ฅ๐š๐ฒ๐ฎ ๐’๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐  - Kampung-style mosque
๐‘ท๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’•:
• Woody family cafe - Peranakan food
• The Patio SG - Kopitiam
• Mr Uncle - Thai, Indian food
• Nur Fah Muslim Corner
๐‘บ๐’Œ๐’†๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”: Tony Chua
๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, we can’t be congregating as a big group of sketchers. As such, we can sketch in small clusters of no more than 5 persons each, and there must be a minimum distance of no less than 15m between each cluster. Remember: MASKS ON.
Please strictly comply. USkSG (and our sketch leaders) will not be held responsible for any flouting of the above guidelines.
Thank you.
๐‘ฐ๐’๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’‚๐’š:
1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — ๐ง๐จ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ“ ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ — by posting the spot you plan to capture on the event wall; ask who's joining and discuss in the comments until you confirm your little quintet. And please have your face mask on at all times.
2.Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain required distancing; remain in your separate groups.
3. Challenge yourself to explore hidden corners that hasn't been seen/drawn yet; this will also help prevent too many of us crowding the same perching points.
4. Post your sketches, snapshots and videos online — ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ฌ #๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ๐  — so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
5. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
6. We will do a Sketch Show via ๐™๐Ž๐Ž๐Œ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ‘:๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐๐Œ to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session.
Credits:
• Banner photo by Tony
• Event post research by Jie Yi & Huiling
๐‘บ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’ ๐‘ป๐’†๐’๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž! ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’Š๐’ ๐’–๐’”!