Learning to draw, like learning a foreign language, requires a student to develop different ways of thinking. It takes focus, coordination, practice and repetition. To reinforce drawing skills, Architecture + Art offers a series of Sketching School travel trips to destinations in the U.S. and abroad, lasting one or two weeks.
Sketching School strengthens the power of observation, the command of basic drawing techniques and visual self-confidence. All of these are skills necessary for professional architects.
Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, is a quintessential Canadian maritime town established in 1753 outside of Halifax. It has been designated a National Historic District. In 1995, Lunenberg was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites for its cultural and historic significance.
In Puerto Rico
Old San Juan is a mile-square Spanish colonial city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the oldest walled city in the Americas, and a “living museum” of restored 16th- to late 19th-century churches and chapels, fortresses, residences, monuments, commercial buildings and plazas.
In the U.S.
Portland, Maine, is an 18th-century port with a stock of historic buildings on Casco Bay. The maritime environment provides a wide variety of building types, including lighthouses, fishing shacks and abandoned forts. A nearby late 19th-century amusement park provides playful material for sketching.