25 January 2016


On January 30th, meet us at the the Big Steps along Sago Street at Chinatown complex 9:30AM

We will be sketching Chinatown because it will soon be Chinese New Year and it is bustling with activity and full of decorations this season. 

As always, sketchwalk is free and easy. Use whatever materials you bring and sketch whatever catches your interest. You have 3 whole hours of sketching with friends and fellow artists. Afterwhich, we will meet at 12:30PM behind the Buddha Tooth Relic temple

During this sketchwalk, Ng Woon Lam will be doing a live painting demo. His new book "Color Theory and Design Concepts" will be on sale too at $60 for the Urban Sketchers (normal retail price $75). See a sample HERE. Please bring enough cash if you want to purchase his book.

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Prizes are sponsored by Parkablogs

10 December 2015

Sketching at National Gallery Singapore

We have a new museum here in Singapore and it's called the National Gallery Singapore. It actually consists of two buildings, the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall.

I've never been into City Hall before and I've only been into the former Supreme Court once. That was also the first day I joined Urban Sketchers Singapore so I'll never forget that.

The renovation that has been done to restore the two old buildings is amazing. It's a total makeover essentially, especially for the former Supreme Court. Everything is so clean and pristine.

The Rotunda (above) that used house the library is now being covered up. The two buildings are fitted with air conditioning and it's just so spacious and comfortable to walk around. The paintings featured are mainly from Southeast Asia so that's something new to me as I'm more familiar with western and European art.

On 5 & 6 of December, Urban Sketchers Singapore were invited to organise two sketchwalks for the public. The videos below are from the two days.

- Parka

02 December 2015

Pulau Ubin

Sketched on location at Pulau Ubin.
My tools - Maruman F2 ( 19 x 24.5cm ) sketchbook, Super5 Ink Darmstadt and Atlantic Inks, Holbein Watercolour, Super5 fountain pens, Holbein Water brushes.

25 November 2015

November Sketchwalk at Marina Bay Sands and SG Heart Map Festival

For the upcoming month-end sketchwalk, we're going to enjoy the view of activities and the skyline from the waterfront promenade of Marina Bay Sands (MBS), The Helix Bridge and the SG Heart Map Festival on the Marina Bay Floating Platform.


Starting Point
4:30 pm
Near the entrance to the ArtScience Museum 

Ending Point
7:30 pm
The grandstand at the Marina Bay Floating Platform

*please note that this will be in the late afternoon.

After the session, we'll go onto the platform to enjoy the SG Heart Map Festival. A display titled "Scenes of Our Hearts" shows off sketches created during the series of four SG Heart Map Sketchwalks, alongside submissions of their favourite hangouts by sketchers.

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