Who We Are
Urban Sketchers is a network of artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel to. Our mission is to "Show the World, One Drawing at a Time." Visit our main blog at urban sketchers dot org for more information.
Sketchers who live north of the San Francisco Bay in California share their drawings on this blog.
1. We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
2. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
3. Our drawings are a record of time and place.
4. We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
5. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
6. We support each other and draw together.
7. We share our drawings online.
8. We show the world, one drawing at a time.
Contact UsFor questions about Urban Sketchers- North Bay, email dphock (at) comcast (dot) net.
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Author Archives: Diane
Come join us SATURDAY August 9, 2014 at 10am-1pm at Cornerstone Sonoma for the next sketch outing. We’ll meet at 10am at the entrance, then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm to share our sketches. … Continue reading
To celebrate annual Worldwide Sketch crawl Day, a bunch of us met on the plaza in Healdsburg to sketch. It was a gorgeous Saturday morning, with a sunny blue sky and a lovely breeze wafting around. Perfect summer sketching weather! … Continue reading
I was out and about in Santa Rosa the other day, and stopped to do a sketch of a building that I’ve often been in for appointments. Adding it to my sketchbook was a fun way of memorializing something that … Continue reading
I find that indoor sketching can be just as enjoyable as outdoor sketching. Yesterday, my friend Lisa and I had planned a sketch date but a chilly rain made outdoor sketching feel rather unappealing. We headed, instead, to the lobby … Continue reading
We met last weekend for a sketch date in Petaluma, and it was a lovely day. It was sunny and warm, and there was a great group of sketchers, and Petaluma gave us a lot of great sketching subjects. I’m … Continue reading
Pip and I are in the mood for a sketch date, so we are planning to meet in Windsor, at Cafe Noto, on Thursday, February 27, 2014. We’ll meet at Cafe Noto (630 McClelland Drive, facing the town green) at … Continue reading
Richard’s suggestion of Graton as a sketching site was a good one! The little main street has so much charm and we found a lot of good sketching subjects. I settled onto a corner and took a stab at the … Continue reading
It was a coincidence that, just after Richard announced the upcoming sketching trip at the Schultz museum and Snoopy’s Home Ice arena, I found myself sitting at A’Roma Roasters in Santa Rosa, looking out the window at Snoopy. He’s dressed … Continue reading