For the first official sketchwalk of the year, we are going to do something special! We're going to do an Island-wide sketchwalk! The reason is because we want all of you to capture sketches for the upcoming Urbansketchers Singapore Vol.2 book. And all sketches need to be compiled by February! Very soon!
Let me tell you a bit more about the vol.2 book. It is a team-up with the National Library's Singapore Memory Project. So the focus of the book this round are sketches of places that have special meaning to you and your personal stories behind the places. In the book, your sketch and story will be displayed something like this:
Sketch can be landscape or portrait. We will adjust the layout.
SKETCHWALK LOCATIONS ON 31st JAN, SATURDAY.
We all have places in Singapore that are meaningful to us. It may be your old school, the neighbourhood playground where you used to play with your friends, the place you got married, the shopping centre your parents used to take you to, where you used to hang out in your teenage years, or where something very happy or sad or important happened to you. We all have different locations in mind. So we can't all go to the same place. Therefore, this month, we splitting into mini groups.
You may form your own mini-group, do a solo, or join one of the mini groups that have been set up already (if your meaningful location is very close to theirs). To join a mini group listed below, simply show up at 4pm at the location stated. Call the mini group leader only if you are lost. No sign up or fees necessary. They are all friendly so make friends with them:)
Place/s you want to go: Tiong Bahru
Phone number: 97450038
Meeting point: Tiong Bahru Food Centre. Ground level next to the escalator. 4pm.
Name: Tony Chua
Place/s you want to go: In vinicity area of Telok Kurau till Still Road.
Phone number: 97898637
Meeting Point: Penny University, Artisanal Coffeeshop, 402, East Coast. Just outside the main entrance. 4pm.
Time: 4- 7pm
Name: David Liew
Place/s you want to go: Holland Village / Chip Bee Estate
Phone number: 96896312
Meeting point: Holland V MRT (in front of Old Chang Kee) 4pm.
Name: Don Low
Place/s you want to go: Race Course Road
Phone number: 84183032
Meeting point: Farrer MRT Station Control at 4pm
Name: Jenny Sim
Phone number: 94891416
Place/s you want to go: About Street 11, Pasir Ris
Meeting point: Pasir Ris MRT station counter at 4pm
Name: Francis Theo
Phone number: 90021001
Place/s you want to go: Tras St and Peck Seah St area
Meeting point: Tanjong Pager MRT station counter at 4pm
Name: Ban Pang
Phone number: 93858391
Place/s you want to go: Kampong on mainland Singapore, Kampong Buangkok
Meeting point: Meet at Shell Station next to Gerald Dr. at 4pm
Name: Lim Ham Seng and Dawn Lo
Phone number: 97414633
Place/s you want to go: Sunset Way Park Connector
Meeting point: Blk 308 Coffee Shop Clementi Ave 4 at 4pm
Name: TIA BOON SIM
Phone number: 96968080
Place/s you want to go: Prinsep St and Waterloo St Vacinity
Meeting point: Outside Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church at 4pm
Name: Andrew Tan Tsun Wen
Phone number: 91070735
Place/s you want to go: Serene Centre along bukit timah road. And then take a bus to Bukit Timah Plaza.
Meeting point: MacDonalds at Serene Centre at 4pm
Name: Alice Lim
Phone number: 96369780
Place/s you want to go: Dakota crescent
Meeting point: Dakota MRT at 4pmTime: 4-7pm
To form your own mini-group, you can do it informally with your own friends. Or Facebook PM me, Andrew Tan Tsun Wen, so I can list it here.
By the way, even if you not intending to contribute to the book, you are can still tag along and draw for fun.
SHOW AND TELL
It will be an online Facebook "show and tell" this time. Between 7-8pm, you are encouraged to post your drawings you have done that day! You could also informally meet with other mini-groups for dinner!
WRITING THE STORY
No hurry on this. Go sketch your meaningful sketch location. Let the location jog your memory. Then go home and type it up. Keep the story short. 1 or 2 paragraphs will do. Do not write pages and pages as we will not have enough room in the book.
Don't worry if you feel you aren't a good story writer. We just want you to write from the heart as if you are writing in your own diary. Simple and heartfelt. And we will help you edit any spelling mistakes or grammer errors. To help you write a simple short story, follow this rough guideline (you don't have to answer every question):
1. What is this place you drew?
2. What do/did you see, hear, smell here?
3. What happened to you here that makes this place special to you?
4. How has it changed?
5. How did it make you feel then? And now?
We are still sorting out the best way you can submit your sketch & story. For the time being, find a scanner and scan your work at 600dpi, RGB, and saved as in the .jpg format. Make sure the sketch is clear.
Ideally, we will want to include everyone who submits. But the editorial team will have the right to select and reject submissions based on quality and suitability.