My Singapore workshop location

When I booked my ticket to Singapore for the Urban Sketchers Symposium I planned on arriving a few days early so that I could spend some time sketching in my workshop location. I know other instructors did the same thing. I have to admit that when I first arrived in my designated spot I was a bit disappointed because the location was the campus of Singapore Management University (big plaza, modern buildings, lots of trees). I would have preferred one of the livelier locations like Waterloo Street with all its crowded temples, or Purvis Street with its colourful shophouses. But in time I grew to love my location, firstly for the shade the trees provided and secondly for the views of the Singapore Art Museum and the National Museum that are both situated on the perimeter of the campus and are visible through the trees. Below are a few of the sketches that I did in preparation for my workshop.

I recently watched a great video on YouTube of the symposium, put together by Drew Yu. There’s nothing like being there to really understand how exciting and stimulating an event it is, but this paints a great picture in case you missed it or are thinking of going to Manchester, UK, next year.

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12 Comments on “My Singapore workshop location”

  1. Monique says:

    You are amazing..I am the opposite of you.Home comforts mean so much to me..too much.


  2. Janice Kelly says:

    Shari. I can’t get over your all-encompassing sharing of your unique Singapore experience.
    Don’t know if you know how incredible that is to all your “people” but it’s
    way beyond generous.
    Merci beaucoup, beaucoup.


    • Janice, I’m really glad you are enjoying the posts. Of course for me, writing about my travels and what I’ve learned at the Symposium is a great way to remember it all. It’s a bit like keeping a journal, but one that everyone gets to share.


  3. Lee Kline says:

    Shari, thank you so much for posting that video. I have plans for Paris with friends next year. Maybe I’ll get to the USK Symposium the NEXT year! I could get an award for being the oldest in attendance!


  4. Gayle says:

    That was such a heart-warming video! So wonderful to see people from all over the world unified through their love of sketching and celebrating all the beauty around them. Very inspiring!


  5. Great sketches Shari! Are you planning to go to the symposium in Manchester too?


  6. Excellent watercolor !



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