To this day, urban sketching attracts Bengalureans in steady numbers.
What is it: Urban sketching is the practice of drawing outdoors. These could be buildings, cafes and more, whatever catches your attention at the moment.
About the movement: More than 15 people are turning up at these gatherings this year. Pre-pandemic the average turnout used to be 10-12. These ‘sketchmeets’ are free of cost and open to everyone. Free from the rules of painting and activity meant to be enjoyed, many participants found urban sketching liberating.
- People’s interest in creative expression was sparked because of the pandemic.
What happens: The participants meet at a pre-decided spot with their art tools. They disperse to make their sketch and then regroup after a few hours. When they regroup, they show and discuss their sketch.
- No marks and no criticism!