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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: Urban Sketchers
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
Wednesday, December 13: Downtown PT Holiday Decorations Winter holidays are always full of great decorations, especially downtown. Walk around Water and Washington streets and find a sketching inspiration at one of the store window fronts, the Christmas tree at the … Continue reading
It was chilly, but mercifully dry, for our Saturday outing Uptown. 8 hardy souls endured and triumphed! Great work by all—look forward to seeing it posted!
November 25, Saturday: Uptown Victorian Homes. We’ll meet at the Chetzemoka Park parking area at 10 am and spend the morning sketching the beautiful Uptown neighborhood with its Victorian gingerbread (and the Farmers Market besides!). Depending on weather, sketching from … Continue reading
Nine intrepid sketchers, including friends from far afield, came together for a warm and pleasant indoor sketching session as guests of the historic Palace Hotel. The staff were welcoming as always and the potential subjects were plentiful. Great work by … Continue reading
(L to R: The Workshop announcement, KK & Melanie’s simultaneous dual sketch at Seattle Center.) In mid July, I had the good fortune to be one of 30 sketchers enrolled in the Dancing Lines workshop in Seattle. It was an … Continue reading
A good turnout on a beautiful day with some beautiful sketches to match! Before our ink and sunscreen ran out, we adjourned to Alchemy for lunch.