Thursday, October 24, 2019

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Ann Schwartzwald, Alicia Peterson, and Renata Brito share what they have learned from Urban Sketching. Video by Lydia Velarde

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Ask The Sketcher: What Have You Learned From Urban Sketching


Carin Wallace (San Diego), Mark Nakanishi (San Diego), Mary Ann (Florida), Gloria (San Diego), and Barb (San Diego) share what they have learned from Urban Sketching. Filmed at Luce Court and Legacy Plaza, Liberty Station, San Diego.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Urban Sketches From Liberty Station


A short video of sketches created at Luce Court and Legacy Plaza, Liberty Station, San Diego.

Monday, October 7, 2019

SDUsk Attends the Rendezvous in Poway 2019


The City of Poway, along with the living history groups the Shadow River Regulators, and the Apache Canyon Gang, presented the annual Rendezvous at Old Poway Park. History came to life as we walked back in time to the 1800’s. Check out the great sketches and some of the living history participants. Video by Lydia Velarde, lydiavelarde.com

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sunday, September 29, 2019

10 x 10 San Diego Call for Instructors

10 x 10 San Diego in 2020



USk San Diego 10 x 10 Call For Instructors
Join us in beautiful San Diego in 2020 for our first 10 x10 Workshop Series when we will present 10 workshops by 10 instructors. Workshops will be held in San Diego (outdoor location to be determined) during May, June and July 2020. Instructor's proposals will be accepted during the months of September and October 2019 and will be reviewed by the 10 x 10 Committee which is comprised of 3 San Diego Urban Sketchers. The selection of instructors will be based on providing a wide range of topics to our students. Selected instructors will be notified by email mid-November 2019.  Please submit your workshop proposal to Lydia Velarde at zipchips@gmail.com. Include the following in your proposal:
·       Name
·       Address
·       Email
·       Phone number
·       Class Title
·       A paragraph of class description and what students will learn
·       Minimum class size (Maximum class size is 15 students)
·       Preferred dates (Lodging/Transportation to and from San Diego is not provided)
·       Image of instructor and image of a sketch related to the class subject

Other: Registration will be handled by the instructor. Upon acceptance, instructors will provide a bio, class registration method, refund policy, and supply list. All classes will be $55 and last 3 hours. Publicity will be by approved PDF created by San Diego Urban Sketchers or Instructor. Social media advertising will be posted by both San Diego Urban Sketchers and the instructor.  Instructors will donate 10% of proceeds to Urban Sketchers. Questions? Contact Lydia Velarde at zipchips@gmail.com.

Important Dates:
               September 1 through October 31, 2019  Proposals accepted by email.
               November 2019 Notifications sent out to Instructors
               December 1, 2019 Instructors to submit final details to San Diego Urban Sketchers
               January 1, 2020 Publicity Starts for Classes
               May - July 2020 Classes are held

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sketch News 09-27-2019

https://mailchi.mp/df38e7caad6b/sketch-news-from-san-diego-urban-sketchers-9-27-2019?e=dd98f72927

What's inside?
Our next events
Our latest videos
Volunteer opportunities for USk worldwide
Call for instructors
October call out for videos

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Ask the Sketcher - Ann Schwartzwald - What type of sketchbook do you use...


Ann Schwartzwald shares the sketchbook she is using and shows us a few of her sketches with water-soluble pencils and a Tombow.

instagram.com/annschwartzwald

Ann Schwartzwald on Facebook

Monday, September 23, 2019

Ask the Sketcher - ANNA - What type of sketchbook do you use for Urban S...


San Diego Urban Sketcher, ANNA, shows us some of her pastel drawings while sharing her favorite sketchbook.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ask the Sketcher - Dominique Eichi - What is Your Favorite Sketchbook?


Dominique Eichi tells us about her favorite sketchbook while showing us her urban sketches from San Diego, Vermont, and the USk Symposium in Amsterdam this year.

Dominique Eichi
www.instagram.com/dominiqueeichi
Video and edits - Lydia Velarde, LydiaVelarde.com

Little Italy - San Diego Urban Sketchers 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Ask the Sketcher with Lori Mitchell


In this video, Lori Mitchell shares the sketchbook method she uses for travel, her handmade book, and her Moleskine. She also shows us how she carries and stores her sketchbooks.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

10 x 10 San Diego in 2020



USk San Diego 10 x 10 Call For Instructors
Join us in beautiful San Diego in 2020 for our first 10 x10 Workshop Series when we will present 10 workshops by 10 instructors. Workshops will be held in San Diego (outdoor location to be determined) during May, June and July 2020. Instructor's proposals will be accepted during the months of September and October 2019 and will be reviewed by the 10 x 10 Committee which is comprised of 3 San Diego Urban Sketchers. The selection of instructors will be based on providing a wide range of topics to our students. Selected instructors will be notified by email mid-November 2019.  Please submit your workshop proposal to Lydia Velarde at zipchips@gmail.com. Include the following in your proposal:
·       Name
·       Address
·       Email
·       Phone number
·       Class Title
·       A paragraph of class description and what students will learn
·       Minimum class size (Maximum class size is 15 students)
·       Preferred dates (Lodging/Transportation to and from San Diego is not provided)
·       Image of instructor and image of a sketch related to the class subject

Other: Registration will be handled by the instructor. Upon acceptance, instructors will provide a bio, class registration method, refund policy, and supply list. All classes will be $55 and last 3 hours. Publicity will be by approved PDF created by San Diego Urban Sketchers or Instructor. Social media advertising will be posted by both San Diego Urban Sketchers and the instructor.  Instructors will donate 10% of proceeds to Urban Sketchers. Questions? Contact Lydia Velarde at zipchips@gmail.com.

Important Dates:
               September 1 through October 31, 2019  Proposals accepted by email.
               November 2019 Notifications sent out to Instructors
               December 1, 2019 Instructors to submit final details to San Diego Urban Sketchers
               January 1, 2020 Publicity Starts for Classes
               May - July 2020 Classes are held

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ask the Sketcher - Kathy Aldrich Shows Us What Sketchbook She Uses




What type of sketchbook do you use for urban sketching is the question of the month. In this short video Kathy Aldrich answers the question for urban sketchers.



Saturday, August 31, 2019

Ask the Sketcher: What type of sketchbook so you use for Urban Sketching?


The Urban Sketcher Youtube Channel Call Out for September 2019 is
What type of sketchbook so you use for Urban Sketching?

SEPTEMBER 2019 CALL OUT FOR VIDEOS
The Urban Sketchers YouTube Channel would like to feature individual urban sketchers or chapters sharing their answer to What type of sketchbook so you use for Urban Sketching? We are requesting answers submitted in video format for our YouTube Channel. These do not have to be professional videos and can be videos taken with your phone!
Guidelines: Please submit anytime during the month of September 2019. We prefer very short videos (2-3 minutes for a group). By submitting your video you give permission to have it edited and/or combined with other submissions if necessary. MPEG4 OR .mp4 file extension, steady camera, clear, intelligible voice, little to no background noise, no advertisements. To submit your video for consideration please send via We Transfer to Lydia Velarde at video@urbansketchers.org. I am looking forward to viewing and sharing answers on the Urban Sketchers YouTube Channel!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

TwainFest 2019 - San Diego Urban Sketchers


The San Diego Urban Sketchers attended TwainFest 2019 for 2 hours of sketching and fun. Twainfest was a FREE celebration of Mark Twain and other writers of the 19th century.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Plaza de Panama - San Diego Urban Sketchers 2019


Rachel shares her favorite pen and Renata shows us her handmade sketchbook and paint pallet. Maria visited from Australia and Serena practiced her guitar during our 2-hour event at Plaza de Panama in Balboa Park. Plaza de Panama is in the middle of Balboa Park and surrounded by beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Sketch News 08-08-2019

Our latest newsletter has been sent out via email. You can read it here: https://mailchi.mp/ae92c7d8ed0a/sketch-news-from-san-diego-urban-sketchers?e=dd98f72927&fbclid=IwAR38XLft3u9JrmBCNixgS0fmNXbh9xD1xSI1zdWN2dhzJvxHqXoZnN4HoBo
We added 2 new events for September 2019 and you can also get links to our latest videos.
If you would like Sketch News delivered to your EMAIL box, fill out the form on the right side of this blog.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 2019

What is your favorite subject when Urbans Sketching? with Linda, Mark an...


Linda Counts, Mark Mark Nakanishi, and Melissa McCracken share about their favorite subject when Urban Sketching.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Jamie Utter and Bianca Romani Share Their Favorite Subject When Urban Sk...

Drawing Attention

Our Chapter of Urban Sketchers was featured in the latest Urban Sketchers newsletter, "Drawing Attention". They chose drawings from Ann Schwartzwald, Alicia Hallett, and Renata Brito for the article! Congratulations! I was also featured for the volunteer profile, for those that don't know, I am YouTube Manager for Urban Sketchers.org. Thank you to Meagan Burns and Patricia Chow. For writing such nice articles. https://issuu.com/drawingattention/docs/da_august_2019


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Desert Garden - Water Containers and Multiple Palettes - San Diego Urban...


Joanne shows us her combo water container/water sprayer. Barb shares her portable water bottle and 2 Urban Sketchers tell us why they use multiple palettes. You can also see the artists sketches of the Desert Garden in Balboa Park, San Diego, in this 4:42-minute Lydeo.

Monday, July 8, 2019

The Old Rancho - San Diego Urban Sketchers 2019


The artists sketch at "The Old Rancho" a home built in the 1840s and located in the heart of Carlsbad, California.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Lori Mitchell's Favorite Urban Sketching Tool


Lori Mitchell shares her favorite Urban Sketching Tool and gives us a little flip through her sketchbook.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Shiho Nakaza's Favorite Urban Sketching Tool



Shiho explains why this brush from Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes is her favorite Urban Sketching Tool.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Joanne Geroe's Favorite sketch tool


Joanne shares her favorite sketch tool and her new homemade, portable sketch table.

Monday, June 24, 2019

San Diego Urban Sketchers at the San Luis Rey Mission Cemetary


In this video, Kathy Lark shares her liquid graphite drawing while sketching with 32 other Urban Sketchers. We had 2 visitors from Los Angeles, 2 from New Mexico and one from Mexico, ALL of them a part of the global community of UrbanSketchers.org

Sunday, June 9, 2019

San Diego Urban Sketchers at Summer Past Farms


The San Diego Urban Sketchers attended the Summer Past Farm's Lavender Day & Antique Craft Fair on June 8, 2019. A few of the artists' tools are shown in this video, along with the artists and their urban sketches.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

What Materials Are You Using Today?


Ross, Barb, and Sharon show us the materials they were using during the private garden event in Bonita.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Why Do You Like to Sketch?


Thank you, Patricia Chow, Trixxie Land, Meg Leslie and Meagan Burns for sharing why they like to sketch in this video by Lydia Velarde.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Coronado Tidelands Park - San Diego Urban Sketchers


This was a special event due to all the visitors we had! We were joined by Meg Leslie (Canada), Meagan Burns (Mexico), Patricia Chow (Los Angeles), and Ann and Richard (New Mexico). We also had many new sketchers! Welcome to all!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Our latest Newsletter - New Video and New Event for June

This newsletter was sent out on April 18, 2019
It includes our latest video:
Pencils and Brushes of 9 Urban Sketchers at Heritage Park, San Diego and our new event on June 2, at An Award Winning Private Garden.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

How the San Diego Urban Sketchers Choose Their Subjects


The San Diego Urban Sketchers met on the corner of 3rd Avenue in Chula Vista, California. The view from this corner included Fuddruckers, Memorial Park, and the Third Avenue Street sign. I asked the group how they chose the subject of their Urban Sketch and some of their answers were quite interesting.

In this video you can see the artists and their work.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Sketch News 04-05-19 A new event for April 13th

New articles in this newsletter include:
An event at West Coast Clydesdale Ranch.
The Urban Sketchers Financial Report
and an event hosted by San Diego Plein Air Painters Meetup GRoup

https://mailchi.mp/706cf9f29e72/new-event-for-april-13th?e=dd98f72927

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Main Street Vista, Vista Village - San Diego Urban Sketchers



The first minute of this video shows the San Diego Urban Sketchers and their sketches created on Main Street, Vista, CA. The second part shows street art on and around Main Street.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Los Rios Historic District - Urban Sketchers 2019





Shiho Nakaza and Debbie Thornhill organized our 3rd Annual Urban Sketching Event at Lost Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano. In attendance were members of Los Angeles Urban Sketchers, San Diego Urban Sketchers, San Clemente Urban Sketchers, and The Long Beach Sketching Meet Up. This video shows the artists, their sketches and a bit of the Los Rios Historic District.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Old Town, San Diego - San Diego Urban Sketchers



Twiggs Street and San Diego Avenue was the meeting place for our event in March. This was a special event to greet two visiting Urban Sketchers, Jean-Claude from France and Claudia from New York. One of the perks of being an urban sketcher is meeting people from all over the world!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Drawing Attention and Sketch News Latest Editions

Worldwide Urban Sketchers published Drawing Attention once a month. Here is a link to the March 2019 Edition:  http://www.urbansketchers.org/p/drawingattention.html 


The San Diego Chapter publishes Sketch News whenever there is a new event to announce. This is the March 1, 2019 edition of Sketch News: https://mailchi.mp/44a5dbff3adf/sketch-news-03-01-2019?e=928fb58c7d

Monday, January 7, 2019

The latest Issue of "Sketch News"

The latest issue of Sketch News - The Newsletter for the San Diego Urban Sketchers has been published. Whats inside:
A new event for February
Our video from Leo Carrillo Ranch on January 5, 2018
Our rain policy
A list of new members
AND
Other news.
You can view it HERE.