Sydney Workshops

December 6, 2016 |


I am pleased to announce another 2 day Sketching Architecture workshop in Macquarie St Precinct, Sydney on Thursday 23 – Friday 24 Feb 2017.

Here is a video of the 2016 version of this workshop (thanks to Mike Botton for the videography!)

Sketching Architecture Workshops in Melbourne and Sydney 2016

This workshop will explain how to draw architecture by feeling edges, abstracting shapes and constructing volumes (three ways of visual thinking as explained in my Foundations online course).
I will be sharing my experience from 20 years as an architect and over 150 sketchbooks of applying this knowledge to real-life sketching on-location.

SKArch Workshop Day1_2

The emphasis will be:
– Understanding buildings as volumes and how to abstract this into lines and shapes to make it easier to draw
– How to map light and dark and use this to define form
– How to see underlying structure and thicknesses and then express these through ‘leading edges’
– How to draw in perspective using my latest hands-on approach – what I call “pointless perspective” (ie. ways of achieving accurate perspective without using the traditional vanishing points that often are off the page)

This workshop will be a summary of the content taught in my SketchingNow Buildings online course plus a session on perspective.

For more information about my approach to perspective please refer to this article: –Pointless Perspective and Coloured Shapes: A Practical Approach to Creating Three Dimensional Architectural Form

  • Apart from a brief introduction and warmup exercise each morning, the workshop will be all sketching out on location.
  • This is predominately a drawing workshop – I will be demonstrating in ink and wash, but will not be specifically teaching watercolour techniques.
  • Some drawing experience is needed. ie. this workshop is not suitable for a total beginner.

Price: $330.00 AUD (including GST)
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Minimum Participants: 6
Maximum Participants: 12

An extensive handout will be issued to all participants including notated drawings created during the 2 day workshop.

Please email Liz is you want to enrol.
Hurry – places are limited! (Last year the workshop sold out in 2 days!)