In keeping with the regional guidelines set for the various chapters of Urban Sketchers around the world, we have changed our name to Urban Sketchers Manila. We have, however, retained the URL address of this blog.
The group was formed in Manila, and many members in this group come from the Philippines' capital and its surrounding cities. A majority of our sketchwalks and other activities are held in Manila.
Changing our name will also encourage other sketchers in other parts of the country to join our growing network of artists around the world by starting their own regional chapter. This will mean a greater/wider representation of the Philippines to the global urban sketching community.
Sketchers who are not from Manila are of course still welcome to join and participate. :) It's the same group after all, with just a more "exact" name.
Those interested to join may send us an email at urbansketchersmanila[at]gmail[dot]com. Just say hello and tell us a little about yourself. If you have applied for membership on Facebook, please send us an email so we can check and approve right away.
There are currently two official USk chapters in the Philippines: Urban Sketchers Manila, which was formed in May 2011, and Urban Sketchers Ilocos, which became official in January 2016.
Urban Sketchers Manila currently has more than 60 active members (and growing!) who join the sketchwalks and share their works online, mostly through Facebook.