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Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. Sketchers from the Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula area share their drawings on this blog.
Our Manifesto1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation. 2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. 3. Our drawings are a record of time and place. 4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness. 5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. 6. We support each other and draw together. 7. We share our drawings online. 8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
Category Archives: Maritime
We had a lovely turnout at Sunrise Coffee on a blustery Wednesday. The boatyard is a dynamic subject which never ceases to provide inspiration. Wednesday was no exception. Great work by all, running the gamut from a subdued abstract to … Continue reading
Sharpen your pencils, pack your pens! We will be meeting again in Port Townsend, this time at Boat Haven. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, we’ll meet up at Sunrise Coffee in the Boat Haven at Haines and Sims in Port Townsend … Continue reading
A great turnout on a snowy Sunday morning, with a good time had by all! Port Townsend Urban Sketchers joined Darsie Beck’s Port Townsend School of the Arts sketch class in the (relatively) warm and dry confines of the Northwest … Continue reading
Recently, a dear friend from Arizona came to visit her father in Sequim for a couple days. She is a sketcher, too, and she invited me to hang out with her for a couple hours and sketch together at John … Continue reading
Darsie Beck has been the driving force behind the formation of Sketchers Port Townsend. Darsie teaches a wonderful class on Travel Journal Sketching at the Port Townsend School of Arts. Check out PTSA to find out more about his class. … Continue reading
Mel Epling’s sketch is drawn using Lamy Safari with extra fine nib and Lexington Grey ink. The locker is in one of the many maritime buildings in Port Townsend