Friday, January 14, 2022

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Happy New Year 2022!

Friday, December 24, 2021

Merry Christmas 2021

Monday, December 06, 2021

December Sketchwalk at Blair Plain Conservation Area

As the last sketchwalk of Dec falls on Christmas Day๐ŸŽ„ this year, we'll be doing our sketchwalk a week earlier on ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ!
We're doing a special collaboration this month with Kampong Bahru Business Association. So look out for activities along this area. We'll update them as we get more info in the discussion. So stay tuned!
Key sketching spots:
➡️ Kampong Bahru Road
➡️ Blair Road
➡️ Spottiswoode Park Road
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/tavG9KoJBg3f1yYk7
Nearest MRT: Outram Park / Tanjong Pagar
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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 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.
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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:
TBC
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๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”:
• Banner photo by Tay Thain Lin
• Event post research and collaterals: Huiling
• Sketch leaders: Huiling 

Thursday, November 25, 2021

November Sketchwalk at Seletar Aerospace Park


Hi Sketchers!

In light of the reduced restrictions, we'll be returning to sketch outdoors at.. Seletar Aerospace Park. (A more secluded open area with relatively less people :))
Key sketching spots:
➡️ Hampstead Wetlands Park - A small park nearby with a nice pond (Cover image)
➡️ Colonial Houses around the area
➡️ Brunch cafes!
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/9BNAS6tZEtKVfhU48
Nearest MRT: Yishun / Khatib
Buses: 103, 117 from Yishun
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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 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.
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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:
TBC
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๐‘ช๐’“๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’”:
• Banner photo by Huiling
• Event post research and collaterals: Huiling
• Sketch leaders: Huiling, Shirley, Sangmi 

Thursday, November 11, 2021

ALL ARE WELCOME to GCD2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Global Studies Virtual Trips


This week is crazy week as we bring 2,500 students to 3 overseas trips. Monday we went to Indonesia, Tuesday to Thailand and Wednesday to China. This can only be done viritually of course and with all the sweats and tears by the organising and teaching teams of Global Studies, a subject to develop Global Mindset in our students.

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

We have 8 Winners!

Monday, November 01, 2021

The Yards Singapore




https://theyards.sg/
I thought it was a fake tree. No, it is a HUGE kapok tree aka silk cotton tree next to The Brewing Ground. It was a scorching hot day so I was a little colour blind that I saw mainly BLUE today. That was the theme for today's sketchwalk. My brain was almost 'fried' when I completed the sketch even I was sitting under the kapok tree.

Thursday, October 28, 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

Friday, October 22, 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?

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Memories - Annaul Report 2011

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Lisbon Alphabet - I am conducting a class next July

The Lisbon Alphabet Course will start soon with 26 letters/classes and 26 guest instructors invited by Josรฉ Louro, Mรกrio Linhares e Ketta Linhares. They will prepare a class based on a memory about Lisbon. All classes will be via Zoom but from directo observation. Registrations are open. See the full program here: https://drive.google.com/.../1JIZy4HPFQzWpd.../view

Can’t wait to see you there!

The image of this 8th year of the Lisbon Alphabet Course was made by Josรฉ Manuel Vieira Louro Full info:linhares.mr@gmail.com

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 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 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Photography Competition extended to 1 Oct

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Deadline Extension

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Remembering 911

I arrived in NYC on 22 Aug. I went there every weekend, I was even at the top of World Trade Centre on Sunday, 26 Aug 2001, 2 weeks before the tragedy. Remembering 911.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Brush Pen and Watercolours

When I was at 47th floor at Marina Bay Sands, I could see Elgin Bridge over Singapore River and Clarke Quay very clearly.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Work in Progress at Marina Bay

Work in Progress. This time I used brush pen. Will add colours later.

Thursday, August 26, 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


Monday, August 09, 2021

Saturday, August 07, 2021

Photography Competition

Working on this photography competition for students from China, Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Result of July Sketchwalk


I focus on part of a long painting for the July Sketchwalk in the comfort of a hotel room facing the beautiful city skyline on a Saturday morning. The theme is Home, truely!

Tuesday, July 27, 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 — ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ฌ #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

Monday, July 19, 2021

Sketch or Painting?

Finally completed the sketch at Tower 3 Marina Bay Sands #3606. We paid extra for the city view and it was worth it. This was one of the latest sketches as you can tell from the missing "twin towers" aka Liang Court, Novetel Hotel next to Clarke Quay or behind the Victoria Theather in the middle of this sketch.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Personalized EZ Link Card

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Zoom after SketchLive