sketching EVENTS

Join Us for Monthly Sketch Nights

On the first Thursday of each month (or occasionally other nights depending on holidays or special events), Urban Sketchers, SF Bay Area invites local sketchers to join us for sketching from 6:30 to 8:30. We announce the locations here and on our Facebook page.

First Thursday August 4, 2016


Come draw in the ‘burbs in "Downtown" Orinda: art deco Orinda Theater, cafes and store windows, old fashioned ice cream parlor (Loard’s), short walk to Orinda Library with several outdoor sculptures.

Meet at 6:30 pm in front of Orinda Theater, 4 Orinda Theater Square (on Moraga Way)
Reconvene at 8:30 to share sketchbooks

Orinda Theater website
Orinda BART station walking distance of downtown
Street parking and parking lot under theater
Restrooms in Theater Square complex


West Coast Sketch Crawl:

The Fourth Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl, will be held in Tacoma, Washington (USA) Aug. 19-21, 2016. Tacoma offers an historically and architecturally rich downtown area. San Francisco, Portland and San Diego were hosts of this annual event in previous years. See the blog for details. regarding past events, the agenda (schedule of events for Tacoma), lodging information, how to RSVP if you plan to attend, and our Facebook link. This is a free event.  


  1. Wow!! Sketching events are so creative and inspirational. I attended some sketching events in NYC. The participants did wonderful work. I was surprised when I saw a sketch that was made by a 7 year old boy. It was just outstanding!!

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    1. hi rae--i hope you can come to our next sketching event (first thursday evening of the month). the details will be posted soon on this webpage.


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