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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: The Commons
Our first year ended in style! An even dozen sketchers turned out for our farewell to 2017—almost a year-to-the-day from our first semi-official outing at the Maritime Center (Dec 29, 2016). There were several members of that first core group, … Continue reading
Saturday, December 30, Fort Wooden State Park We will ring out 2017 with with a return to beautiful Fort Worden! Meet fellow Urban Sketchers at the Commons Building at 10am and then head out to sketch the surrounding area inside or out. … Continue reading
Margy Cain took shelter from the cold in the coffee shop at Fort Worden Commons during our January 11th Sketch Outing.
Katherine Smiley found this little building behind the Commons at our last sketch out on January 11. It may have been someone’s home for awhile and offered a sweet view across the water to Whidbey Island and the Cascades.
Member Ginny Kraft braved the cold to sketch Alexander’s Castle, Fort Worden at The Commons Sketch Out on January 11, 2017. Save Save Save
We had a small turn out for our Sketching Outing at the The Commons at Fort Worden in Port Townsend. Cold weather prevented some members from attending. and now for a closer look at those sketches! Save