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SAT: 04.27.24 -- 1:50 to 5PM

Sketching Workshop & Alexandria Walking Tour

Cost: FREE

1.5 AIA LU|Elective

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Join DC Urban Sketchers, Young Architects Forum, and Women in Architecture for a sketch and walking tour of four historic sites through Old Town Alexandria beginning at the Lyceum.  

This architect-led workshop will take sketchers out into the surrounding neighborhood to practice free-hand drawing by observing, analyzing and documenting buildings. The workshop will include a discussion of sketching, and how architects use sketching as part of their design process, including in conjunction with computer software. A wrap-up session will end the workshop with a chance for participants to share their sketches with others. 

The workshop will be followed by a local happy hour. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the history and importance of sketching for architects and designers as a tool for creative thinking and exploration.
  2. Explore differences between “artistic” and “design” sketching and how architects typically use sketching as an integral component of their design process. Examples will also be given for application of sketching in non-design fields like computer programming.
  3. Identify ways that sketching can be used in a modern architect’s office setting in conjunction with computer software for 2-D drawing, 3-D modeling, and artistic rendering.
  4. Experiment with sketching through participation in a plein-air walking tour with several stops for group sketching opportunities.

NOTE: Those that participated and received credit for attending this course in 2023 may once again attend but, per AIA directives, will not receive AIA credit for participation with the same course in 2024.

Provider: AIA Northern Virginia
Provider Number: A058
Course Number: NOVA2023-024, Session 2

201 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA, USA