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A Limited Number of Passes and Workshops Tickets Will Be Available Onsite

A limited number of Workshops and Sketching Passes will be available for onsite registration at the National Design Center beginning at 14:30 (2:30pm) on Wednesday, July 22. We cannot guarantee admission to all, so please show up as early as possible.

For those who have already registered for Sketching or Activities passes, we will be selling tickets to selected individual Workshops for $125 USD / $170 SNG. Cash preferred!

Urban Sketchers Announces Sponsors for 2015 Urban Sketchers Symposium

Sketchers from around the globe will gather in Singapore July 22 – 25 for the sixth annual Urban Sketchers Symposium. The educational and networking event is organized by Urban Sketchers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. By sketching on location from direct observation, symposium participants will discover Singapore as they explore materials, techniques and concepts through workshops and other activities.

This event is made possible in part by the support of our generous sponsors:

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Symposium Sponsor Profile: Straits Art Co.

Straits Art Co. of Singapore specializes in serving the education, art and graphics communities since 1947. Straits Art provides quality service and establishes common grounds for artists around the world. The oldest and art supply store in Singapore, Straits Art is a favorite among Singapore’s sketchers and other artists.

Symposium Sponsor Profile: Shin Han art

We are happy to introduce Shin Han art products from South Korea. Shin Han art is a first-time Symposium sponsor. “Passionate Color, Professional Touch” is the statement that embodies the essence of Shin Han. Since the company was established in 1967, the hands-on ownership of the Han family have never changed. Shin Han art products are used worldwide in diverse fields by professionals and hobby artists. Fine art oils, acrylics, watercolors and art markers are some of the many interesting products offered. Shin Han art is presenting participants with watercolor pans ideal for sketching.

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Symposium Sponsor Profile: Moleskine

Moleskine has been our partner for many years as a Symposium sponsor. Moleskine and Urban Sketchers share a love of the analog approach of recording what we see in a notebook and the digital approach of sharing online. Moleskine will provide sketchbooks for Symposium attendees.

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Symposium Sponsor Profile: PEN.UP

We are happy to welcome PEN.UP as a Platinum sponsor for the second time!

PEN.UP is a vibrant community of mobile digital artists from around the globe that enables urban sketchers to talk to friends and exchange information.
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Urban Sketchers Announces Platinum and Gold Sponsors for 2015 Urban Sketchers Symposium

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Urban Sketchers Announces Platinum and Gold Sponsors for 2015 Urban Sketchers Symposium
 

Sketchers from around the globe will gather in Singapore July 22 – 25 for the sixth annual Urban Sketchers Symposium. The educational and networking event is organized by Urban Sketchers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. By sketching on location from direct observation, symposium participants will discover Singapore as they explore materials, techniques and concepts through workshops and other activities.
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Silent Auction at Symposium Closing Reception

We hope you will participate in this year’s Silent Auction, which takes place during the closing reception. All Symposium participants –including participants from all Passes, instructors and volunteers– are invited to donate a sketch to be auctioned. All proceed go towards Symposium expenses. Read more…

What to Know Before You Arrive

Information about the Symposium schedule and travel in Singapore is available to help you prepare for the event. You can also check Travel Tips and Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

See you soon!

Where to go:

  • On Wednesday, July 22, check in at National Design Centre (NDC) between 14:30 and 18:30 (we are using 24-hour time for the schedule. So, 14:30 = 2:30 PM, etc.)
  • On Wednesday we are hosting a Welcome Sketchwalk at 16:30, to be held at Purvis Street.
  • After the Sketchwalk, join us for a Welcome Reception at 18:45 at the NDC.
  • Schedule information for Thursday, Friday and Saturday can be found here on our site, and has been updated with new information.
  • More information about meeting locations will be available to you when you check in at the Symposium.

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Online Registration Closed

The Symposium is getting closer – 33 days!

Registration online is closed as of June 15, 2015. Sketching passes and a limited number of Workshops passes will be available on location at the event. Please see the Registration page for more information.

Confirmed registrants can still log in to Regonline.com to modify their registration and account details.

Group Accommodations Available

Our co-host, Temasek Polytechnic, is offering their learning space, an apartment block at Global Connect Village (GCV) at 21 Tampines Avenue, Singapore 529757, for participants at S$250 (approximately $185 USD) per apartment per day, with a maximum limit of 5 persons per unit.

Each unit has 3 bedrooms (2 bedrooms with 2 beds each, and 1 bedroom with 1 bed, for a total of 5 beds), living, dining, kitchen, utility room, and 2 bathrooms. The price is offered per apartment, not per person.

So, get a group of up to 5 participants and share the cost, or book the entire apartment for yourself! Read more…

Late Registration Begins!

Be fashionably late to register for the Symposium! Register for Workshop passes while they are still available. Workshops passes are US $475 through June 15, or while they last!

An unlimited number of Sketching passes are available for US $40.

We hope to see you in Singapore next month!

Time is Running Out to Register!

Visit the Registration page for the link to register for the 2015 Symposium. The standard registration rate of US $455 for the Workshops pass lasts through May 31; the price increases to $475 and closes on June 15. There are a limited number of Workshops passes available. Sketching passes are available for US $40. Hope to see you there!

Introduce Yourselves!

Are you attending the Symposium? We’d like to get to know you!

You can join the Symposium Discussion Forum here on our site, and you can also introduce yourselves on your favorite social media platform – Facebook, Twitter, etc., or your own blog with a link on these platforms – and tag them with #USkSymposium2015. We will repost as many as we can, but you can also follow along and get to know your fellow Symposium attendees.

We are excited to welcome so many sketchers from all over the world, each with your own style.

Discussion Forum Launched

We have launched the Symposium Discussion Forum. This is the place to ask questions about Singapore, discuss the Symposium programming, plan travel with other attendees, or whatever else you’d like. Anyone can register for the forum (whether you have registered for the Symposium yet or not), then start a topic or discuss existing ones.

Look for us on Twitter and Facebook

We are currently on Twitter (@USkSingapore15) and Facebook and tagging our posts with #USkSymposium2015. Follow along for Symposium information and announcements, and things to do and see and eat in Singapore.

Symposium Schedule Posted

The Symposium schedule is now available! Use the detailed daily schedule to help you plan your registration. If you are signing up for the Workshops pass you will be able to select your workshops when Standard Registration begins at 16:00 GMT April 11. Activities pass holders will select activities at a later date.

Standard Registration Opens April 11

Standard registration for the 2015 Symposium in Singapore opens on Saturday, April 11. That means you still have time to get your early-bird workshop registration for approximately 10% less than the standard rate!

Also starting April 11, all Workshops Pass registrants (including those who registered early) will be able to select workshops. Read more…

Announcing Programming

A list of programming, including workshops and all activities, is now available. Instructor bios and descriptions of workshops and activities will be linked to this programming list.

Early Bird Activities Passes Are Sold Out

We sold out of Early Bird Activities Passes. More passes will be available on April 11th, when Standard Registration begins. There are still Early Bird Workshops Passes available.

Symposium Registration Begins March 23

Early Bird Registration opens March 23, 16:00 GMT. Early Bird registration prices are approximately 10% less than the Standard prices. A limited number of spots for Workshops and Activities passes will be available for Early Bird registration.

Programming and faculty details will be announced on March 31.

As we did for last year’s Symposium, we are offering passes at three levels: Workshops, Activities, and Sketching. The Activities pass includes lectures, demos, and larger faculty-led group drawing activities. The Workshops pass includes access to all of those activities as well as workshops with small class sizes and individualized instruction. The Sketching pass is for those who only want to meet up and sketch.

Standard Registration begins April 11. At that time, all Workshops Pass registrants (including those who registered early) will be able to select workshops.

Registering early guarantees you a pass at a discounted price but does not offer early or priority Workshop selection. Total space is limited for Workshops and Activities passes but not for the Sketching pass. Read more…