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:

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.
  • 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
Meeting ID: 939 6954 3843
Passcode: 558346