Saturday, May 9, 2015

Urban Sketchers PH 4th Anniversary Events in Old Manila

Hello! Urban Sketchers Philippines turns 4 years old this month!

To celebrate, we will have two events. First, we will be having our official monthly sketchwalk at the historic citadel of Fort Santiago in Intramuros on Saturday, May 16, 2015. We'll be there from 9am to 12nn, so do sketch with us! Everyone is welcome to join the sketchwalk. Joining is always free. :)

You can sketch around Fort Santiago, the view of the Pasig River, the passing tourists, and whatever catches your interest in the area. We meet for show & tell and our 'class picture' at 11:45 sharp by the iconic main gate.

Aside from it being our anniversary sketchwalk, it's also a great opportunity for us to create works that can be exhibited the following day, May 17 (Sunday) during the Urban Design Festival.

Please bring loose sheets of drawing/watercolor paper for the sketchwalk. After our activity, the sketches will be collected for display the following day. We promise to take care of the sketches! :)

The second event is an Urban Sketching Workshop and Exhibit, which is part of the Manila Urban Design Festival that will be held at the Maestranza Plaza (near Plaza Mexico) in Intramuros. This will be on May 17, 2015 (Sunday). The exhibit will run from 1pm-6pm and will feature location drawings made by the members of Urban Sketchers Philippines.

The workshop/talk on location sketching will be from 3pm-5pm and will be facilitated by one of the founders of Urban Sketchers Philippines, Janeil Arlegui. The workshop on sketching will show some of the simplest techniques anyone can learn easily in capturing what you observe onto paper or a sketchbook. With practice, sketching becomes a common skill as learning to ride a bicycle or reading and writing! Sketching can make a big difference in seeing and realizing our city's environments, people, and imagination for it becoming a better place to live in.

The workshop will have two parts: a lecture and a sketchwalk. Participants are asked to bring their own paper, sketchpads/sketchbooks, and drawing materials. Handouts will be provided. Anyone can join this free workshop.

For updates and announcements, please go to our Facebook event page. Thanks and see you on May 16-17! Invite your friends!

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