Just bring your own sketching materials (and water, hand towel, umbrella) - joining is FREE. Everybody is welcome to join.
Date: May 21, 2016, Saturday
Venue: Luneta/Rizal Park
You can start sketching earlier, of course. :) We will have our Show & Tell / Group Photo at 11:30, so please make sure you are at our meetup place by that time.
“Ang Pagpapakabayani ni Dr. Jose P. Rizal (The Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal),” Rizal's execution site. It's a few meters away beside the Rizal Monument and the Gomburza marker, and it's beside the Chinese Garden. It's a large shaded area where there are big statues depicting the final moments of our national hero's life. There is a minimal entrance fee of P20 for adults and P10 for students.
Once we're all complete we will head out to the Rizal Monument for another (quick) group photo. :)
There's something for every sketcher in the park, whether you like people-sketching or lean more toward architecture and land/cityscapes! Here are some areas of interest in Rizal Park (please note that some of these charge a minimal entrance fee for upkeep/maintenance):
- Ang Pagpapakabayani ni Dr. Jose P. Rizal / Rizal Execution Grounds (meetup place)
- Rizal Monument
- Gomburza execution site marker
- Quirino Grandstand, Kilometer Zero marker
- Central Lagoon - dancing fountains
- Gallery of Heroes
- Binhi ng Kalayaan statue, Garden
- Open-air auditorium - groups practicing dances, etc.
- La Madre Filipina sculpture
- Picnic area
- Chinese Garden
- Japanese Garden
- Chess Plaza
- Topographic map of the Philippines
- Children's playground
- Lapu-Lapu statue
*Urban sketching tip: sketch with a buddy, or with a group :)
After the sketchwalk (and lunch!), you may want to visit the National Museum - entrance is free for May (National Heritage Month). :)
Please click here to visit our Facebook event page for more details. See you in Luneta!