26 January 2023

January Sketchwalk at Chinatown

Happy Chinese New Year Sketchers!
We are heading to Chinatown on 28 Jan (Sat).
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In light of the COVID situation, mask wearing is optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Nearest MRT station: Chinatown MRT (DT19/NE4)
Meeting point: Entrance of Chinatown Point (around Starbucks area)
Address: 133 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059413
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, be safe!
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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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Meeting point at entrance of Chinatown Point*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: Entrance of Chinatown Point*
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Event banner by Stephanie Ng


28 December 2022

December Sketchwalk at Toa Payoh

 Hi Sketchers!

For the last sketchwalk of the year, we will be heading to the heartlands at Toa Payoh Central. We'll be gathering at the open space outside Toa Payoh Public Library for opening and closing!
Some nearby places you can sketch at:
- Toa Payoh Central
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4KqCXjHL50
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In light of the COVID situation, mask indoors are now optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Nearest MRT station: Toa Payoh 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, be safe!
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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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Meeting point outside Toa Payoh Public Library (https://goo.gl/maps/CZRpi1fq2HQjH3zVA)*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: End point: Same as briefing point outside Toa Payoh Public Library
(https://goo.gl/maps/CZRpi1fq2HQjH3zVA)*
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Research by Favian Ee, Huiling
Event banner by Pocholo Issa Eztremoz

22 November 2022

November Sketchwalk at Bukit Timah Turf Club

Hi Sketchers!

We will be heading to one of Singapore's last countrysides, around Bukit Timah Turf Club. The area around Turf Club will be redeveloped soon due to the construction of the Cross Island MRT Line, and its old houses and horse-riding grounds and stables face an uncertain future. Riders Cafe may close after a year. This is our chance to sketch this unique part of Singapore.

The area around Bukit Timah Turf Club is large and sprawling. It is advisable to drive, especially if you want to visit Riders Cafe, which is about 20 mins walk from Sixth Ave MRT on foot. The Grandstand and antique shops are about 10 mins walk from the MRT. Parking at Riders Cafe is free, and at the Grandstand it's free for the first 2 hours.
Be sure to bring your mosquito repellent, umbrella, and sunblock as there is little shelter except for the Grandstand.
Some places you can sketch at:
- Horsecity (there may be pony rides!)
- Junkie's Corner (a row of antique shops along a stretch of road)
- Grandstand (cafes and restaurants)
- Riders Cafe (upmarket eatery in an enclave of black and white houses overlooking some horse stables)
- Bukit Timah Saddle Club
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In light of the COVID situation, mask indoors are now optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Nearest MRT station: Sixth Avenue MRT (DT7)
Exit from MRT, cross the overhead bridge, and walk in via Turf Club Road.
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, be safe!
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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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Meeting point at entrance to Horsecity (https://goo.gl/maps/uxt7cT5MWVVHbzEPA)*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: End point: Entrance to the Grandstand near the roundabout (https://goo.gl/maps/Pe58bQ1sKXUkz8Kk8)*
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Research and photos by Favian Ee
Event banner by Favian Ee and Huiling Zhou

09 November 2022

Tekka Market Sketchwalk


Urban Sketchers Singapore welcome Genine Carvalheira, our USK President on 5 Nov 2022 at Little India. Tekka Market is a place to be immersed in our Singaporean way of living. There is also a food centre full of culturally rich, vibrant and colourful stalls. Tekka Market is truly a melting pot that you will hear all different ethnic communities maintain their unique way of life with their sight and sound in food, fashion and languages. The rain did not damper the mood of sketchers and we all found our shelter to sketch and walked to the adjacent empty ground laid with 'fake grass' for our show and tell and group photos.

01 November 2022

October Sketchwalk is scheduled to first week of November


Hi Sketchers!

We will be having two Sketchwalks on first and last Sat of this month (Nov 2022)!
We are heading to Dunlop Street (Little India) on 5 Nov (Sat).
Our USk President, Genine Carvalheira, is joining us for this sketchwalk! ☺️
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In light of the COVID situation, mask indoors are now optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Nearest MRT station: Jalan Besar MRT (DT22)
Meeting point: Outside Indian Heritage Centre
Address: 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, be safe!
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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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Meeting point outside Indian Heritage Centre*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: Outside Indian Heritage Centre*
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Event banner by Patrick Ng

21 September 2022

September Sketchwalk at Pasir Ris


Hi Sketchers!
We will be heading to Pasir Ris this month. Please note that there are two parks (Pasir Ris Park, and Pasir Ris Town Park). Bring mosquito repellent if you can.
Some places for consideration
Pasir Ris Park:
- Bird Watching Tower
- Mangrove Boardwalk
- Maze Garden
- Gallop Stable
- Beach, BBQ pits
Pasir Ris Town Park:
- Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre
- Fishing pond (as shown on the event banner)
- Playground
- Sports Centre
Three ways to enjoy Pasir Ris Park
https://youtu.be/3FtTP4flsYs
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In light of the COVID situation, mask indoors are now optional. We urge everyone to remain cautious. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Nearest MRT station: Pasir Ris MRT (EW1)
Exit left from MRT, walk by the side of White Sands Mall to Hawker Centre and the Sports Hub.
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, be safe!
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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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Meeting point at Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre (near the Town Park)*
12pm: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: Atrium of Pasir Ris Sports Hub (near the Town Park)*
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather for the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Research, photos and event banner by Vincent Chang

26 August 2022

August Sketchwalk at Fushionopolis


Hi Sketchers!

For this sketchwalk, we have a tie-up with JTC who will be granting sketchers access to sketch from the rooftop of Fusionopolis. Stay tune to our page for updates and how to sign up!
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In light of the COVID situation, we urge everyone to remain cautious, mask on at all times and with the updated COVID SMM. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Date: Saturday, 27 August 2022
Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Opening brief location:
Fusionopolis One Atrium. Level 1
https://goo.gl/maps/vkP2jgKx6JsLesLY9
How to go: Alight from One North Station, walk towards Fusionopolis, you will see the koufu food court. Take the escalator up twice to Level 1. Shops nearby: Dutch colony, MOS burger
Nearest MRT station: One North station
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, be safe!
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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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Short briefing at Fusionopolis Atrium. Distribute QR codes for Sky Garden access.
12noon: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: Space near One North MRT exit A and outside of Fusionopolis
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather of the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Please have your mask on at all times. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. 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  #๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐’๐† and tag @๐‰๐“๐‚_๐’๐† so everyone can easily find the day's artistic output.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Banner photo by Favian Ee

05 August 2022

National Day Sketchwalk at Esplanade


Hi Sketchers!

We resume our traditional special sketchwalk by the bay to celebrate Singapore’s 57th birthday on 9 August 2022 (Tuesday)!
We also have one of the Executive Board member (USk Events Director) and the host of our next International Symposium, Eric Ngan from Auckland, visiting and joining us!
The general meeting point is around Esplanade Outdoor Stage. Feel free to wear red and/or white!
Places that you may consider to sketch:
- Esplanade
- Helix Bridge
- Marina Bay Sands
- Art Science Museum
- Merlion
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In light of the COVID situation, we urge everyone to remain cautious, mask on at all times and with the updated COVID SMM. Let's all play a part to stay safe!
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Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Google map: Esplanade Outdoor Stage
https://goo.gl/maps/1TY5mbHpDYsq4Duf9
Nearest MRT station: City Hall (EW13/NS25) - walk through Citylink Mall / or Promenade (CC4/DT15)
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๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’†:
In compliance to Government Covid safety guidelines, be safe!
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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Timeline for the day:
9.30am: Short briefing around Esplanade Outdoor Stage*
12noon: Start packing your things and make your way for Show & Tell
12.20-12.30pm: Show & Tell around Esplanade Outdoor Stage*
*Note that location of Short briefing and Show and Tell are subjected to change, depending on the weather of the day.
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Instructions for the day:
1. Please have your mask on at all times. Make your way to the location, be aware of surroundings, and maintain necessary distancing.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Some sketch leaders will go around to catch you in action for posts on Facebook and Instagram, so look out for them!
5. Happy sketching!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Credits:
Banner photo by Patrick Ng