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Urban Sketchers in Savannah

February 26, 2014

I’m just back from a weekend in Savannah Georgia at the first meeting of the executive board. We had a very productive weekend discussing our various projects. (The annual symposium, coming up in Paraty Brazil, our workshops program, and other educational projects).

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[Photos Jessie Chapman]

While we were down there, meeting at the Telfair Museum, we held a little sketch crawl. Was a great chance to meet some local sketchers and see small bit of Savannah.

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They have a series of public squares, each with it’s own character.


All these sketches are Lamy fountain pen and washable ink, in a Stillman and Birn Epsilon, with watercolor accents.

The rest of the weekend was head down, reading docs, debating issues, and planning cool stuff for upcoming year.

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Of course, you have to eat right? So there were always time to get a few sketches over dinner.


[Jason Das, Gabi Campanario]


[Elizabeth Alley, Jessie Chapman]

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[A coffee-break-portrait-speed challenge with Mário Linhares]

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The last day people were splitting up to go home, so the stragglers went out for one more time around the historic district.


[A lightning sketch of the streetcar. Didn’t even stop walking to do this one].


[Who says you can’t get a good sketch from a parking garage? Best free view in the downtown!]


[The architects say this is a Mansard roof]

So, thanks to Kip Bradley at the Telfair for hosting us, and thanks Savannah for the great weather and your scenery.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Carlos permalink
    February 26, 2014 6:27 PM


    Wonderful sketches. Congratulation

  2. March 2, 2014 3:42 PM

    Wonderful story and great sketches. One day I will reach you ther to have some sketching with you!

  3. March 6, 2014 1:23 PM

    It was wonderful seeing you and the USk Board members again! Great blog post…I enjoy seeing Savannah through your eyes and hand. I’m so glad you had time to go to the Parking Deck, it’s my favorite view of Savannah! (Also a handy place to sketch from if it’s raining.)
    If you ever come back to Savannah, please let me know!

    • March 6, 2014 1:30 PM

      Thanks for the great welcome to your city – that was a pretty great sketchcrawl for short notice. You guys really turned out a good crowd :)

  4. Victoria permalink
    March 10, 2014 9:26 AM

    Your sketches are outstanding!!

  5. March 18, 2014 5:38 PM

    Since I’ve been to Savannah a few times it is fun to see your sketches of it. Looks like you all had a good time.

  6. Carolyn Schroeder permalink
    July 28, 2017 6:30 AM

    Does the Savannah USk still exist? I don’t see any activity since like 2014. Would love to join, if so.

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