Sketchy Tuesday is an urban sketching adventure. We gather with a group of architects, sketchers, designers and enthusiasts to sketch the city and meet a creative community.

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Share your sketches with the group on our website and Instagram by using the hashtag #SketchyTuesday or emailing your drawings to nicole@arterrasf.com.



Let's keep the art of sketching alive.

Sketchy Tuesday was created by landscape designer Alyssa Erickson, who invited the team at Arterra Landscape Architects to go outside, get "lunch together and sketch our surroundings in sketch books." From our first outing to Del Popolo Pizza, we were hooked and Sketchy Tuesday quickly became an office tradition. We feel like the weekly sketching has improved our drawing skills and livened up our design process and we've looked forward to the weekly event so much that we wanted to share the idea. We've partnered with the AIASF for two years for their annual festival Architecture and the City to bring this free event to the public every Tuesday in September. We're planning on having more Sketchy Tuesday events throughout the year, so be sure to sign up to hear about the next event.

In the meantime, throw your own Sketchy Tuesday! Gather your colleagues, friends or take a moment for yourself and sketch! Stay in touch with your fellow sketchers on this website by sharing your sketches. If you'd like us to include your event on the site, send the information to nicole@arterrasf.com

Grab your favorite sketchbook and pen/pencil/marker/carrot-dipped-in-ink and get sketching! 

Be sure to share your sketches by using the hashtag #SketchyTuesday on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, or by emailing your drawings to nicole@arterrasf.com. (Let us know if you want your sketch to be posted without your name.)


Throw your own Sketchy Tuesday with our printable PDF guide!


Photos from past events


150 California Sky Terrace

Transamerica Redwood Park

SF Art Institute Rooftop

100 First Street Roof Terrace

The Boiler Room at Heath Ceramics

Dogpatch waterfront (2016)

343 sansome rooftop


One Kearny Roof Terrace

by the bay bridge

St. Mary's Square

Dogpatch Waterfront