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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.
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Come on down to Water Street on Saturday, May 26 to sketch the final phase of the Water Street project. Meet at 10am at Better Living Through Coffee, then find your best street scene to sketch. Return to BLTC at … Continue reading
For those who have been braving the cold rainy weather on Water Street, sketching the excavators, orange barrels and cones, mounds of dirt and all other accoutrements of construction, we’re almost done. The end of construction party is scheduled for … Continue reading
It was a rainy Saturday morning in Port Townsend. A perfect morning to stay inside, curl up with a cup of tea and a book, listen to the rain drum on the roof, and watch the gray skies cry. But … Continue reading
Join us for the next installment of our Water Street Enhancement Project Sketching Event. Meet Saturday March 31, 10am, at Better Living Through Coffee, 100 Tyler St. Then find your best sketching spot to draw the ongoing construction on Water … Continue reading
Wednesday January 10th Sketch Outing: Old Alcohol Plant Hotel, 310 Old Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. Meet in the lobby at 10:00 a.m. Sketch indoors or out at this historic location.
I’m honored to share my perspective of the 2017 Veteran’s Day ceremony for Petty Officer Third Class Marvin G. Shields. Both my husband and I are military veterans; each of us deployed at separate times for separate conflicts, leaving the … Continue reading
PALACE HOTEL: palacehotelpt.com, 1004 Water St. PT Wednesday, November 8 10:0am-12:30pm The Palace Hotel in downtown Port Townsend is a turn of the century boutique hotel that shows off some hints of its former life as a brothel. Weather permitting, feel … Continue reading