About Sketchfest 06

A sketching festival to celebrate the urban sketching movement in Pune. At this event sketches done on location by urban sketchers from all over India will be exhibited together for the first time. The sketch fest, spread over three days will be packed with activities like urban sketching workshops for all skill levels, demos by urban sketchers, guided sketch-walks to introduce on-location sketching, talks and interactive sessions to share urban sketching stories and more

Types of Events and Activities

  • Exhibition and Sale of Artworks
  • Guided Sketch Walks
  • Instructional Workshops
  • Interactive Talks
  • Demos
  • Outreach Program

Participants

Number of participants for exhibition: 100 (A mix of sketchers from USK Pune and invitees from other USK Chapters)

The participants for other activities such as demos, workshops, sketch-walks would be persons who are new to urban sketching. This number will be based on registrations received for each activity.

Event Venue

The main venue of SketchFest06 is St. Vincent’s High School, Pune. The events like sketch-walks and workshops will be held at various locations closer to the main venue and other interesting parts of the city.

Address:

St. Vincent’s High School,
2005/2006 St. Vincent’s Street, Camp,
Pune 411001

St. Vincent’s High School is situated in the Pune Cantonment area, popularly referred as “Camp” by the Punekars. The cantonment was settled by the British and over generations it has developed into a place characterised by structures with Colonial influence and a melting pot for different cultures and traditions. St. Vincent’s School, with its history of over 150 years is an excellent exemplification of the Camp heritage.
Short walks around the Main Venue would lead one on an exploration of the bustling street life on M. G. Road and East Street. Landmarks such as Shivaji Market, Hazrat Babajan Durgah and many other heritage structures are just a stone’s throw away.
The venue for SketchFest06 is nestled in a vibrant mix of traditional and urban setting which offers a variety of stay and food options and a plethora of urban sketching subject matter.

Access to the Main Venue
Pune International/Domestic Airport: Around 11 km
Pune Railway Station: Around 2.6 km

Travel within Pune City

Public Buses: The PMPL buses are available from all around the city. The closest bus stop from the Main Venue is Sharbat Wala Chowk. The commute time will depend on the traffic conditions. There could be some waiting time involved depending upon the frequency of the buses.
Auto rickshaws: Easily available and they will charge tariff as per the meter (Make sure the meter is turned on when you get into an auto rickshaw)
Taxi: Uber and Ola provide taxi service and are the most convenient options for longer distances. Both taxi services also offer an auto rickshaw ride option which is cheaper.

Food

There are several restaurants and food joints available around the venue serving vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Camp has an agglomeration of restaurants serving snacks and meals from different cuisines to suit all taste palates . Foodies can venture little further towards Pune city to try out local and traditional Maharashtrian Meal or the famous ‘Puneri Misal’.

Stay

There are many options for staying closer to the venue which can range from a very low budget (INR 1000-1500/Night) to 5 star hotels. Most of these offer online booking facility. On the following page is list of few suggested hotels, but you can search and choose other depending on your requirements.

SketchFest06 Logo

The shape is inspired from the “Raj Mudra” or the “Royal Seal” of the Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The seal is in octagonal shape with a verse of glory inscribed in it. It is also referred as “Mohor” which literally means a stamp. It is reminiscent of the glory days of the Maratha empire and still has identifiable connect with Pune as a city.
The Sketchfest06 logo created by Ashwin Chikerur, member of UrbanSketchers Pune, is inspired by the same and alludes to this emotion. It is a stamp that symbolises USK Pune’s growing strong presence in the global sketching space with more than 300 weekly sketch meets till date and a growing enthusiasm amongst all ages seen through a following of more than 11000 members on social media.
We present the symbolic stamp, representing USK Pune’s Sketchfest06 2022 with pride!

Design creatives : @lines_n_lores

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