Stephanie Bower

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

"Soaring Spaces", Looking UP in Manchester!!!!

I am so very honored that my workshop was selected for the Urban Sketchers Symposium, this year in Manchester!! Thank you, USk!!

This workshop is called "SOARING SPACES"...and encourages you to LOOK UP!!!!

Looking UP at Seattle's St. James Cathedral

So often the most amazing things to sketch are above your head! Towers, domes, and England’s famous vaulted ceilings all draw your eyes UP to their beautiful shapes and architectural detail. I love to sit inside an amazing church or in front of an inspiring building and capture a true sense of the vast space. But how do you capture something so tall and wide in a small sketchbook?

Looking UP in Paris' Notre-Dame Cathedral.
This image graces the cover of Simone Ridyard's
wonderful book, Achisketcher.
This workshop will take you to one of the UK’s most important buildings, located in the heart of the city -- Manchester’s glorious Town Hall. Gothic Revival in style, from its fa├žade and clock tower on Albert Square to its soaring vaulted interior spaces like the Great Hall, you’ll learn how to look up and capture this amazing architecture in wide-angle, 3-pt perspective. It’s really not hard once you know what to look for!

More info on the workshop is here.  I hope to see you in Manchester,
registration starts on March 5!!


  1. Enjoyed you blog on the church you make perspective easy to understand even in soaring spaces,although I can only afford to get a sketchers pass for the symposium, I hope to meet you at manchester

    1. Hi Bob, Thanks so much for commenting on this post. I am sure we will meet in Manchester, and there are so many activities planned! I'm sure it will be a wonderful event...see you there!