More information and registration: www.CrisFranchevich.com or email Crismgf@gmail.com Watercolor Workshop for Urban Sketchers in Bangkok- April 2018 with Cris Franchevich A Day workshop with 5 hours of instructions! When: April 7th 2018 – Saturday – from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm Where: Ease Cafe&CoWorking Space 40/1 Soi Ari Paholyothin Rd. Samsen Nai Bangkok, Thailand Cost: USD 80 (approximately 2500THB) Class in English and Thai translation/interpretation available Rediscover the city and learn how to sketch the urban landscape while having fun! In this 5 hour class, Cris will guide you to deepen your skill and enjoyment of drawing & water media techniques while seeing the city with the eyes of an “andarilho,” a word in […]


[by Peggy Wong of Kuching, Borneo] Last November, about 350 sketchers gathered in Bangkok for the Asialink Sketchwalk 2016.  Eight of us from USk Kuching, joined other Asian sketchers in Bangkok for this 3-day weekend of urban sketching and camaraderie.  The Thai sketchers welcomed us with hospitality and shared their culture through their architecture, street scene and food. For that weekend, it was a lot of on-location sketching together, with lots of stories and laughter exchanged.  Like the scene below while doing the sketch above at Phraeng Nara Road; where the shophouses were full of character and now lined with urbansketchers. Below was the Democracy Monument, which was centred in a […]


[By Kumi Matsukawa from Kanagawa, Japan] This fall I joined an event called “Asia- Link Sketchwalk Bangkok” held in Thailand. There, over 350 people from 12 Asian countries gathered, sketched, had meal together, shared our passion, knowledge, technique, stories… It was such a well planed, so elaborated, heart warming, so welcomed, with great hospitality. I appreciated a lot the event, the place, the food, the occasion to meet so many with skill and passion.I was so inspired every day. Here, these are some what I recorded during the event. one day before Asia-link Sketchwalk in RCAC Democracy Monnument and the street scene What Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklaram Rajwaramahaviharn in the cafeteria […]

バンコク、スケッチ旅行 シンガポール・シンポジウムを終えて

[By Stephanie Bower, Seattle in Bangkok, Thailand] シンガポール・シンポジウムの後のグループでのスケッチは、シンポジウムそのものと同じくらい楽しいものでした! かなり大きなグループはカンボジアに向かい、世界遺産のアンコールワットとアンコールワット2(クリックで記事へ)でスケッチし、その後、かなり小さなグループがタイのバンコクに数日間滞在しました。モロッコやメキシコの市場、インドの寺院などにも行きましたが、バンコクの寺院には予想外のものがありました...大量の小さな鏡や陶器の破片が、強烈な [...] を覆っていたのです。


[By Teo Cheng Huat in Beijing, China]     Short trip to Bangkok, Thailand during the chinese new year holidays. Visited a fusion japanese cafe called Vanilla Garden, both a Bakeshop & Japanese Cafe Within A Garden. Entering Vanilla Garden is like going in a rich man’s mansion. A fountain surrounded by greens and three separate buildings. Located at Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekamai 12) Took a subway and on reaching the street, we decide to walk to the cafe not knowing that it is a very long street. By the time we reaches the cafe, I am totally soaked in my own sweat. First order was a icy cold Singa […]


by mário linhares, Sintra, Portugal 1 week in Singapore :: 1 week in Bangkok :: 1 week in Jakarta :: 4 weeks in Dili, East-Timor I know a lot of people who likes to glue tickets and other stuff in the sketchbook, but I always choose to sketch them instead of gluing.  When I travel, I like to sketch a map of where I’m going based on the airplane magazine. That help me to anticipate the arrival and I start dreaming about other places where I would like to visit and sketch… Wat Trimitr temple is located in the craziest and chaotic part of Bangkok. Inside the temple they have […]

Busy, Busy, Bangkok

Bangkok is one BUSY city. I don’t really know what I expected, I guess my biggest image of Bangkok was informed by the movie The King and I. There were definitely many opulent temples and palaces to admire (more on that in another post) but the thing that struck me the most about this city was its D-E-N-S-I-T-Y. The drawing above was made sitting on a corner in Chinatown, just adding all of the pedestrians, tuk-tuks, bicyclists, cart-pushers, cars, and buses as they went by in an hour. Did I leave out mopeds and motorcycles? I did, but they were there too. And the back drop of all of this mishegas is […]


Architects ’14 is a yearly expo on architecture, building and development industry as well as showcase, trade fair, discussion and seminars, all kind of architectural goodies rolled into one. It’s organised by the Siamese Architects Association (ASA) around the same time each year (29 Apr to 4 May for this year) and covers a huge space at one of a major convention centre, Impact, Muangtong Thani in Bangkok. For the second year now that ASA incorporates SKETCHING, as one of its drive to promote and encourage hand-drawn activity to both public and architectural fields. Bangkok Sketchers and I, as USk’s Bangkok correspondant, took the pleasure in being part of the event and in making it […]

Chinese Opera

Chinese opera does not exist only in China, the same way we can find Chinatown in most many cities around the world, where there’s Chinese, that is. Thailand is no exception, and we have not just only one chinatown in the capital but in several big cities across the country, in fact. As I am a Chinese descendant, I watched Chinese opera since a school boy. Though it’s always some kind of an attraction but I can hardly say that I know much about it at all, even today:-) Chinese opera is not very common in Bangkok despite the large number of Chinese community in this Thai capital. But again, […]

Bangkok Shutdown, Day 1

Dec 9, 2013 was my last post of the political rally in Bangkok after the dissolution of Parliament House. The cabinet held on to their caretaker government role against the strong public (at least those in Bangkok and some other part of the country) rejection. A new election was set at an earliest date of Feb 2, 2014, obviously, amidst all kind of possible troubles due to the unsettled differing political views. The up coming election adds that much more to the dividing populace: to set up a public reform council for an agreeable, uncorrupted election v/s an immediate election for a new government for a national reform!!!! Sounds very much like a […]