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Architecture Week Begins with a Plein-Air Sketching Workshop
Posted Friday, April 19

Architecture Week
April 20 – 28, 2019

Our celebration of Architecture Week begins tomorrow, April 20, with our Plein-Air Sketching Workshop at the Bennett Park Apartments Art Atrium, 1601 Clarendon Blvd. in Arlington from 1:00-3:00p.

This workshop will be led by Gabriel Romero, with GBR Architects in Alexandria. Gabe 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.

Continuing education credit is available for participants.

The workshop is free and registration is available at, but participants are welcome without reservations.

Architecture Week continues through next week with building tours, lectures, workshops, presentations, and family activities. Most events are free and provide continuing education credits. See all our Architecture Week events and activities at


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