Launch Party: Urban Sketchers 10x10 Bay Area

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Last weekend, the skies cleared just in time for the Urban Sketchers 10x10 Bay Area launch event. We started off with a quick sketch at Mission Bay with the SF Sketchers (who were celebrating their 5th anniversary).

Mission Bay, San Francisco, CA

Then it was on to Arch Art & Drafting Supply, where we noshed on finger foods, shopped, and heard from the workshop instructors. We ended the day at Thee Parkside, where we sketched over drinks and a late lunch.

Back patio at Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA

There are still spots left in the workshops -- learn more and sign up.


Sketching in the Margins

Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's been raining a lot here in California this winter, so we outdoor sketchers do what we can. We sketch indoors, even from television if necessary.

Super Bowl 2017

And sometimes there is a break in the clouds, so we take advantage of it. Even on a weekday, on the way to work.

San Jose Diridon platform


10x10: Check Out the Urban Sketchers 10th Anniversary Workshops

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Interested in learning about urban sketching or sharpening your skills? Check out Urban Sketchers' 10x10 -- a series of workshops around the world to celebrate the nonprofit's 10th anniversary.

Here in the Bay Area, you can take workshops from ten awesome artists throughout 2017. Sign up for as many as you like. They're just 3 hours each -- perfect for busy schedules.

The workshop I'm teaching is in San Jose on June 24, titled Putting the "urban" in urban sketching. We'll draw what we see around us and have some fun incorporating signage, textures, and found materials into our sketchbook pages. So excited!

If you'd like to know more, stop by and see us at the 10x10 launch party on Saturday, February 11. The event starts off with a sketching meet-up at San Francisco’s Mission Creek Park Pavilion at noon. At 1:30 pm, we'll head over to Arch, where we'll introduce the instructors and the workshops. You'll get a chance to meet and mingle with all the artists and register for the classes.

Learn more about the workshops and how to sign up here.


Bearing Witness

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

This past Sunday, at San Francisco International Airport.

Documenting the ban protest at SFO

People making signs for the protest at SFO

Protest at SFO

When there is lack of imagination at the highest levels, it is vital for our democracy that we support the arts. So sing. Dance. Draw. And share, and show the world.