Have you always wanted to improve your drawing skills? Join us for our new series of virtual lectures focused on architectural drawing. No formal drawing experience is necessary.
Program #24618 | Monday, Apr. 3, 2023, at 4 p.m. (ET)
Online Lecture: Hands-On With an Architect, Drawing Pisa
Program #24621 | Thursday, Apr. 6, 2023, at 11 a.m. (ET)
Online Lecture: Hands-On With an Architect, Drawing St. Peter's Basilica
Watch this past lecture for a sneak peek at what a drawing lecture is like:
The base drawing is provided as a helpful tool that makes it easy to follow Professor Keane’s instructions. The class can be done with a blank piece of paper for those more experienced in sketching. There will be a perspective drawing demo/review to start the session. We also recommend that you watch this video to prepare yourself with some basic architectural/drawing knowledge.
While you can use what you have, a regular #2 pencil simply does not provide pure black. The recommended Prismacolor® (or other brand of black color pencil) will give you control over the shading aspects of your drawing.
All humans were born to draw, as we drew before we had language. Professor Keane also believes that drawing is good for your health. Start with one drawing and keep going to improve your technique. You can always stop the recording and continue at your pace.
While we recommend physical paper and black color pencil drawing for this class, if you prefer to draw over the base drawing sheet scanned into your unit, that is acceptable.
If you choose to use your tablet to draw, you will need to have a separate screen so you can watch Professor Keane and draw along as he lectures.
There has been a great deal of research on this topic. Here are some resources to learn more:
“Why Draw” by Mark Keane
Drawing is better than writing for memory retention by the University of Waterloo
Feeling Artsy? Here’s How Making Art Helps Your Brain by Malaka Gharib