Class 5 - HOW TO SKETCH LIKE AN ARCHITECT

INSTRUCTOR: Joel Berman

Joel Berman, LEEDAP,ALA, is the founder and president of Joel Berman Architecture & Design, Ltd., a Chicago architecture firm specializing in inner city adaptive reuse and heritage restoration for restaurant, hospitality, live theater, and institutional and residential development For Joel, clear and fast sketching has been a factor in the success of his design work and architectural practice. Joel is on the Executive Board of Urban Sketchers, and is active in the Chicago chapter. In addition to running a successful practice, Joel has taught architectural sketching at the Art Institute of Chicago (1997), Columbia College School of Interior Architecture (1997-2004), the Chicago Architecture Foundation Adult Education Program (2005-2011), Urban Sketchers Chicago (2014-2016), The Ontario Association of Architects (2013-2017), The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (2017), and for the United States National Endowment for the Humanities/Chicago Architecture Foundation Urban Gateways Program (2009-2013).

DATE:

10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 13

LOCATION:

WE’LL MEET IN FRONT OF CITY WINERY ON THE RIVERWALK

BREAKDOWN OF 6 HOUR CLASS:

20 min. Introduction and demonstration
60 min. River Walk Sketch Location A: Thumbnail composition Demonstration and Exercise
60 min. River Walk Sketch Location B: Contrast Demonstration and Exercise
40 min. Lunch break
60 min. River Walk Sketch Location C: Contour Lines Demonstration and Exercise
60 min. River Walk Sketch Location D: Speed Sketching Demonstration and Exercise
60 min. River Walk Sketch Location E: Perspective and wrap up Demonstration and Exercise
The instructor will circulate and counsel participants during the exercises. The instructor and participants will also review sketches together after each exercise.

SUPPLY LIST:

  • 9x12 +/- sketch book
  • 3b pencil
  • HB pencil
  • 3h pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Optional: black pen(s)
  • drawing board and clips
  • drawing paper


 

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