Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Work in Progress

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A new piece

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Classic Lo Scrittoio Journal



Just realised I did not mention this classic Lo Scrittoio Journal cum Sketchbook I bought from a charming shop in Florence in 2001. It was my very first organised journal or travel sketchbook when I was in Italy and USA from 2001 to 2003. The paper is not suitable for sketching or watercolour work but it had served me well, thank you for your company and fond memories. 

Need to to a post on the sketchbooks of various formats that I used, also another post on the loose papers: 

1. Lo Scrittoio 
2. Midori Journals
3. Daler Rowdney 
4. Muji Sketchbook 
5. Laloran Sketchbook 
6. Sennelier Sketchbook 
7. Seawhite Concertina Sketchbook 
8. Moleskine Sketchbook 
9. Moleskine Japanese Album pocket and large

Friday, June 11, 2021

Old Sketches from Tuscany

Click on blue FB icon on the right to see the sketches.

Thursday, May 27, 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.) 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Happy Vesak Day

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all our Muslim friends.

Today is a public holiday and it is a very nice break from our event Global Studies Virtual Trips since Monday on Indonesia and Tuesday on China. Tomorrow Friday destination will be Thailand.

Once again, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all our Muslim friends.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Global Studies Virtual Trips this week



We have Global Studies Virtual Trips this week for over 1,800 students in total or over 75 groups. Monday we went to Indonesia and Tuesday to China with 600 students each day. Tomorrow, I will be bringing a group of 25 students to Thailand!

Friday, April 23, 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)
𝑷𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑳𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑺𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉:
• 𝐒𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐲𝐚𝐫𝐝 - extreme edge side after the Beaulieu House
• 𝐒𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐉𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐲 - Sembawang Jetty was built back in the 1940s by the British and abandoned during the Japanese occupation.
• 𝐒𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐨𝐠 𝐑𝐮𝐧
• 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞-𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝
• 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐮 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 - built back in the 1910s and is now a seaside restaurant
• 𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐀𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 - used to house key British military commanders
• 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐣𝐢𝐝 𝐏𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐮 𝐒𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐠 - Kampung-style mosque
𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑬𝒂𝒕:
• Woody family cafe - Peranakan food
• The Patio SG - Kopitiam
• Mr Uncle - Thai, Indian food
• Nur Fah Muslim Corner
𝑺𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔: Tony Chua
𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
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.
𝑰𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒚:
1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝟓 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 — 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 — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — 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 𝐙𝐎𝐎𝐌 𝐚𝐭 𝟑:𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐌 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
𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒏 𝑻𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒏 𝒁𝒐𝒐𝒎! 𝑱𝒐𝒊𝒏 𝒖𝒔!

Friday, April 02, 2021

Same view, different feel

 

2 sittings - started on 2 Oct 2020, completed on 27 Mar 2021.

Thursday, April 01, 2021

It's Vacation!

I was on leaves last weekend since it was Poly's vacation and I went to continue my sketch at Marina Bay Sands. This is work in progress from Oct 2020 when you could see the two towers at Liang Court. Today there are still there but much shorter.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Back to Office





So after work from home for so long, I went back to the office today to finish the work on big banner and decals for the campus. Drama happened in the background - first, the 'green' boom lift operator stranded for an hour waiting for his senior to rescue him, then the boom lift got stuck at the 'tunnel road' connecting east and west campus like the Suez canal, plus it was raining today. So glad it's finally done!

Friday, March 26, 2021

March Sketchwalk at Beo Crescent / Tiong Bahru


Hi Sketchers!
This month we will be sketching in the Beo Crescent and Bukit Ho Swee area (Tiong Bahru). It took the name from the nearby Beo Lane, also located off Havelock Road. Beo Lane – Beo means temple in Hokkien and Teochew – was named in 1907 after the three Chinese temples in the vicinity. The temples were burnt and destroyed in the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire, and the road itself was later expunged.
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.

Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Location: Various locations around Beo Crescent and Bukit Ho Swee neighbourhood
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru Station
Buses: 14, 16, 33, 51, etc


𝑷𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑳𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑺𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉:
• Beo Crescent Market
• Giok Hong Tian Temple 玉皇殿
• Zion Road Shophouses
• HDB along the intersection of Havelock and Beo Crescent road
• Shop houses along 729 Havelock road
• And LOTS more

𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑬𝒂𝒕:
• Beo Crescent Market (Hokkien Mee, Lor Mee & Laksa)
• Tiong Bahru Plaza
• Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre
• Havelock Road Cooked Food Centre

𝑺𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔:
Lim Jie Yi

𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
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.

𝑰𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒚:
1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝟓 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 — 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 — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — 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 𝐙𝐎𝐎𝐌 𝐚𝐭 𝟑:𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐌 to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session.

Credits:
• Banner photo by Patrick Ng
• Event post research by Lim Jie Yi & Lim Pei Yi

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

First SUTD Sketchwalk


The tutors and students held our first SUTD sketchwalk at Substation before their semester break. Students are not familiar with the history of Substation and it was great for some of them to explore and view the exhibition via SeptFest 2021: Projek Orang Asli by Zai Kuning.
If you not already known, The Substation’s Board of Directors has decided to permanently close down the Substation. Press release here

Friday, February 26, 2021

February Sketchwalk at Armenian Street



Sketch by William Sim

Hi Sketchers!
This month we will be sketching in the vicinity of Armenian Street. In light of the recent increase in community COVID cases, 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: 27 Feb 2021
Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM
Location: Various locations around Armenian Street
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah, City Hall, Bencoolen

𝑷𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑳𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑺𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉:
• Vanguard Building
• Singapore Philatelic Museum
• Central Fire Station
• The Substation/Peranakan Museum
• SMU Campus
• Armenian Street Mural Wall
• Armenian Street
• Armenian Apostolic Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator
• Chijmes
And LOTS more
𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑬𝒂𝒕:
• SMU Underpass
• Waterloo Centre
• Chijmes/Raffles City/Capitol
𝑶𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑰𝒏𝒇𝒐:
https://youtu.be/9sGE2Wir8aM
https://youtu.be/93pVMECft_I

𝑺𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔:
Tony, Chit Seng

𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
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.
𝑰𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒚:
1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝟓 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 — 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 — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — 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 𝐙𝐎𝐎𝐌 𝐚𝐭 𝟑:𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐌 to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session.
Credits:

• Event post research by Benedict

𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒏 𝑻𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒏 𝒁𝒐𝒐𝒎! 𝑱𝒐𝒊𝒏 𝒖𝒔!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Happy Lunar New Year 12022021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Happy Lunar New Year 2021

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Singapore Skyline at Marina Bay


I have done sketches, watercolours in sketchbook and loose papers many times for this same view. This was done before circuit breaker (lockdown) last year. I did two that day but totally forgotten about this one.
Size: 540 x 195 mm
Paper: Arches 300gm
Medium: Ink and Watercolours

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Result of January Sketchwalk at Chinatown

Chinatown is buzzing this morning as Chinese New Year is another two weeks away. Last year this time before Covid-19 lock down, it was really crowded with tourists and local shoppers. Now, I only saw one group of German tourists among the local crowd in the morning. The first storey used to be a souvenior shop with all the display stands outside the shop and now a restaurant is occupaying that space with tables and chairs placed along the corridor of the shophouse.

Today, I tried a different approach by adding watercolour washes first before pen work on loose Saunders Waterford watercolour paper, adding colours and continue with pen work again. I added more human figures at home to bring out the festive mood and instill positivity during this trying time of Covid-19 pandemic.
Size: 745 x 260 mm
Paper: Saunders Waterford
Medium: Ink and Watercolours

Thursday, January 28, 2021

January Sketchwalk at Chinatown


































Hi Sketchers!
For the first sketch walk of 2021, we will be sketching at Chinatown to usher in the year of the Ox! In light of the recent increase in community COVID cases, 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: Saturday, 30 Jan 2021
Location: Various locations around Chinatown
Nearest MRT: Chinatown
Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM

𝑷𝒐𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝑳𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑺𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉:

  • CNY decorations along Eu Tong Sen Street (head up to the bridge above Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road for a bird's eye view)
  • Option of going into the heart of Chinatown across the road
  • Rooftop car park at People's Park Complex
  • Food/People sketching at People's Park Food Court, Hong Lim Food Centre, Chinatown Food Street, Chinatown Complex Food Centre
  • Sri Mariamman Temple at South Bridge Road, Masjid Jamae at Mosque Street, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
  • History buffs may be interested in the site of the Sook Ching Inspection Centre at Hong Lim Complex, a reminder of the grim Japanese Occupation
  • Shophouses/alleyways at Smith Street, Temple Street, Pagoda Street, Club Street, Ann Siang Hill
  • China Square Central
And LOTS more
𝑷𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑬𝒂𝒕:
  • People's Park Complex Food Centre
  • Hong Lim Food Centre
  • Chinatown Food Street
  • Chinatown Complex Food Centre
𝑶𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝑰𝒏𝒇𝒐:
Watch our enthusiastic USK sketcher Alvin vlog about our 2020 sketchwalk at Chinatown:
https://youtu.be/xkIxdL7ZnfA

𝑺𝒌𝒆𝒕𝒄𝒉𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒔:
Pei Yi, Jie Yi, Huiling, Sangmi

𝑰𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆:
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.
𝑰𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔 𝑭𝒐𝒓 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑫𝒂𝒚:
  1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝟓 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 — 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 — 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐬 #𝐮𝐬𝐤𝐬𝐠 — 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 𝐙𝐎𝐎𝐌 𝐚𝐭 𝟑:𝟎𝟎 𝐏𝐌 to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session.
Credits:
  • Banner photo by Jie Yi
  • Event post research by Jie Yi & Benedict
𝑺𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒏 𝑻𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒏 𝒁𝒐𝒐𝒎! 𝑱𝒐𝒊𝒏 𝒖𝒔!
Time: Jan 30, 2021 03:00 PM Singapore https://staffweb.zoom.us/j/93969543843...
Meeting ID: 939 6954 3843
Passcode: 558346

Friday, January 01, 2021

Collaborations with Ding Yi Music Company

What a nice way to start the new year, Happy New Year 2021!

A digital series weaving four different visual art forms with Chinese chamber music. Join Ding Yi Music Company as the orchestra unfold the stories of today from a different but positive perspective.

Stay tuned to the "Ding Yi +" series every Thursday from 31 Dec 2020 till 21 Jan 2021. I am honoured to appear in the first video of the series. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Raffles Marina

Thanks to the club's management and USKSG's admins that we had a fruitful sketchwalk today with so many like-minded sketchers at Raffles Marina. It was great meeting so many new and old sketchers on location but we could not mingle and talk. I really hope we can talk and share sketches freely again one day and take a group photo just like we used to do. Nevertheless, we had a zoom session in the afternoon for those who can make it home on time.

Size: 750 x 280 mm
Paper: Arches
Medium: Ink and Watercolours

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Decemeber Sketchwalk at Raffles Marina

Hi Sketchers! 

For December’s sketchwalk, we are still proceeding with our efforts to sketch together while staying safe. We will wrap up the year of 2020 with an exclusive sketchwalk at the gorgeous Raffles Marina! 

As this is a collaboration with Raffles Marina (a private boat club), please RSVP so that we can prepare accordingly. Raffles Marina will be giving out wristbands for identifying USKSG sketchers. Collection will be at the Admin counter in the main lobby. Those who wear them gets 10% off all all F&B (both at Bistro & Chinese Restaurant, all-day). Sketchers are also encouraged to wear their USKSG t-shirts if they own one, for easy identification by the club’s management. 

Date : 26 December 2020
Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM 
Location: Various approved locations around Raffles Marina (See below) 
Nearest MRT: Tuas Link (EW33) - the Club is just next to the station. 

There are several areas open to us to sketch at / from: 

1. Grass Patch in front of the gallery, next to the Bistro (Level 1 outdoors) - up to 10 pax 

2. Air-conditioned Viewing Gallery (Level 2 indoors looking out to the Marina) - up to 8 pax 

3. Tower Balcony (Level 4 or 5 outdoors) - up to 8 pax 

4. Air-conditioned Club Lobby (next building Levels 1 & 2 Indoors); a mix of interior sketch or looking out towards the Marina. - up to 15 pax 

5. Bistro (Level 1 Sheltered outdoors) - no. of sketchers depends on occupancy on that day - Note: Required to order food / drinks to stay inside to sketch 

6. Boat Shed Area (annex building Level 1, indoors but non-Aircon) - strictly up to 5 pax (safety reasons) 

7. Marina Boardwalk (Level 1 outdoors; all the way to the Lighthouse end) - up to 20 pax 

*Do note that certain sections of the boardwalk has no fencing so do take precautions! 

IMPORTANT: 
1. Swimming pool (behind the Bistro) is out of bounds. NO sketching and no photography there. It’s an area strictly for RM members only. 

2. Strictly no outside food allowed to be consumed anywhere in the club premises. Only place to eat at are the Bistro and the Chinese Restaurant. 

3. If you are sketching any of the boats in the berths up-close, and there are people on the boat, please seek permission to include the people in your sketch before sketching. And please do not put in recognizable features such as the boat name and license numbers, unless the boat owners have clearly given you permission to do so. (PDPA compliance issue.) 

SKETCH-LEADERS: Patrick Ng, Tony Chua, Favian Ee, Huiling Zhou, James Lim, Tia Boon Sim, Sangmi Lee

Instructions for the day: 
1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — no more than 5 in a group — by posting on the event wall, the spot you plan to sketch at. Ask who is 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. And if there are club members fishing at any spot, find another spot to sketch. 

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 — with hashtags #usksg — 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 ZOOM at 3:00 PM 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 Chua 
• Event post research by Benedict Tay, Patrick Ng 

 IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 10m between each cluster. 

Remember: MASKS ON AT ALL TIMES (except when eating). 

Please strictly comply. USkSG (and our sketch leaders) and Raffles Marina will not be held responsible for any flouting of the above guidelines. 

Thank you. 
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Show n Tell on Zoom at 3PM after the Sketchwalk! Join us! 
Details here: 

USkSG is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 
Topic: USkSG Dec Sketchwalk Show n Tell 
Time: Dec 26, 2020 03:00 PM Singapore 

Meeting ID: 941 3558 9316 
Passcode: 049402

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Happy Holidays

Monday, November 30, 2020

Result of November Sketchwalk

I arrived at around 11:30am and the sky was still gloomy, otherwise, with the light and shadow, the place would be more charming. I mentioned before how Emerald Hill adopted the woonerf concept when I was involved in the urban design at URA in early 80s. It used to have so many dilapidated charming shophouses and now this place attracted so many loaded locals, expatriates and young yuppies. 

I was sitting at the junction of Emerald Hill and Hullet Road. Hullet was named after the Principal of Raffles Institution.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

November Sketchwalk at Orchard Road


















Credit: Sketch by Anita Ryanto 

Hi Sketchers! 

This month-end session, we're still proceeding with our efforts to sketch together while staying safe. Join us this Sat morning as we visit ORCHARD ROAD to sketch the annual Christmas light-up! 

Date: 28 Nov 2020
Time: 9:30AM - 12.30PM 
Nearest MRT: Somerset 
Location: Various locations around Somerset 

Possible locations to sketch: 
• Emerald Hill 
• KPO (former post office) 
• Somerset Skatepark 
• Cuppage Terrace 
• Orchard Central/313 Somerset 
• TripleOne Somerset 
• Design Orchard 

[*IMPORTANT: Pls note that this month's sketch walk is NOT going to be at Raffles Marina (RM) as previously alluded to... there has been a change in plan due to some factors; RM will be for Dec Sketchwalk now... so PLS DON'T GO THERE!]  

SKETCH-LEADERS: Patrick Ng, Sangmi Lee. 

Instructions for the day: 

1. Arrange to meet fellow sketchers — no more than 5 in a group — 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 — with hashtags #usksg — 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 ZOOM at 3:00 PM to substitute our usual post-sketchwalk gathering; make your way home — or anywhere suitable — in time to join the session. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

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.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Zoom meeting

Zoom meeting is now the norm and we had 'hold-up' not a 'throw-down' or 'show and tell' meeting after a sketchwalk.