Artist Communities

In our busy lives, time to meet other artists in-person is scarce. However, supportive communities exist and they have a large online presence too, allowing all of us to engage at our convenience.

Urban Sketchers
Global Organization + Local chapters
100,000+ artists
350+ local chapters world wide
supportive set of artists

(Kelkar was part of Executive Board 2019-2022 and led Strategy)

Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society
Oldest watercolor society of the SF Bay Area
Weekend plein air group once in a month.
Thursday plein air group twice a month.
SCVWS conducts workshops and outreach programs.

(Kelkar led weekend paintsites 2015 – summer 2017)

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Educational Resources

Stash of Palettes

I get asked about my palette very often. Here are the details along with cheaper,...
February 16, 2023
Educational Resources

Mentoring Blueprint

Story of mentoring 5 artists (who I have not met before) remotely over 3 months....
January 20, 2023
Educational Resources

Packing List

This is a packing list that can fit travel of multiple weeks as long as...
October 12, 2022

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