Friday, August 21, 2015

Sketchcrawl - July 2015

(as reported by Jee Fong)
For this month's sketch crawl we went to the Open Air Market basically a hawker center. The building was once a Fire house before it was converted. The fire house watch tower is still intact but not accessible to the public. Imagine how tall all the other buildings were back then when this tower was the tallest point in Kuching. 
Here are some of the sketches. Head over to our FB group for some more photos of the sketches https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.999489130074721&type=1

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sketchcrawl - June 2015

Friends of the Sarawak Museum (FOSM) had been really supportive of our activities, always.  This time, we were invited to sketch the interiors and exhibits of the Sarawak Museum old wing.  This place has so much history, even the building and the exhibit shelves and cabinet.  We were given a brief guided tour by Louise from FOSM before sketching.
Louise from FOSM giving us a tour of the Sarawak Museum
Here are some of the sketches. Head over to our FB group for some more photos of the sketches https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.984064291617205&type=1


Sketchcrawl - May 2015

For May, we paid a visit to the old Chinese Chamber of Commerce, which is restored now as the Chinese History Museum.  At one point, it also served as the Chinese Courthouse, where the migrants dealt with their own businesses and affairs, during the Brooke's administration.  Since in the past, photography is not permitted in the museum, they had not been able to tell us, not to sketch inside.  Perfect!  Friends of the Sarawak Museum had also used Yvonne's sketch for their free guided tour poster.
Great turnout, with some new faces, despite the crazy weather... hot tropical sun which suddenly turned into a windy day, followed by torrential pour, and ended in sunny weather again!   We had fun nonetheless.
Here are some of the sketches. Head over to our FB group for some more photos of the sketches https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.961442103879424&type=1

Sketchcrawl - April 2015

This was a sketch outing I missed, but I'm sharing the posting here from Helena's post on our FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/USkKuching/
Bako is a national park, and this is the jetty to that national park.  There is a quaint little settlement that supports the jetty and it's fishing trade.

Some of the sketchers in action.