The urban sketchers

I would like to share with you about THE URBAN SKETCHERS. I heard about them
for the first time during my last trip in Penang in Malaysia. I unfortunately didn’t participate but now I know how.
I was sketching a temple alone at the terrace of a Art cafe.
CHOU-TAC CHUNG – Yap Kongsi Temple

The waiter saw my stuff and asked me if I was a member of THE URBAN SKETCHERS. So I said no. He explained to me it’s a crowd of artists who gather in (invade) a chosen place, sit wherever they can and draw.

Wow, it might have such a big art emulsion from so many passionate ! If I could join, I am sure I could learn a lot of stuff ! It’s a great mix of talent from beginner to expert.

Below a video I found on Youtube about one of their event in Penang. You can notice a bit of the Temple I did above in the video. 🙂

At the moment I am writing these lines, I am reading the blogspot of SINGAPORE URBAN SKETCHERS ! (I live in Singapore).


They organise the SKETCHWALK, an itinerary where the crowd of artist follow and draw amazing places. Last time I did such things it was about Rollerblading in Paris.

I am pretty sure that I am gonna join the movement a couple of time. I want to experiment it. It seams that they organise 1 event per month. There is no attendance fee. You just need to bring your own art supplies, join the crowd of artist and follow the walk. Simple !


THE URBAN SKETCHERS SINGAPORE – They are doing really great stuff !

If you guys from Singapore who read me want to join the next Urban sketcher Sketchwalk, let me know, maybe we could meet there. For other cities/countries, you may check if you got your own “branch” too ! I have just paste the list below. There is a lot. 

This organisation is quite a big discovery for me.
If you guys plan to join one of them or already experience it before, share with us in the comment box 🙂

URBAN SKETCHERS Links

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Chou-Tac

Hello ! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a product designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at [email protected] : )

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