Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: | Sketching Workshops: | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Monday, August 29, 2016

Going Backwards...

My apologies to all for such a long posting absence!  

It's been something of a travel marathon the past three months, proving to be too difficult to post to the blog or anywhere else.  Having a computer (can it already be full???) and phone (didn't like the heat) that didn't work well, didn't help!  

So now, after this post, I am going to go back to the beginning of the summer to show-and-tell you all about Fort Worth, Rome, Civita, Barcelona, The Hague, London, and yes, finally Manchester...oh and Denver too!!!!!!  Yes, you can still cling to a few more warm days.

Last week, I flew to Denver to film my second Craftsy class, called 
"The Essentials of Sketching Architecture".  Believe me, that name raises the bar--it's a lot to live up to!

Oh, what a good make-up artist can do!! Thank you, Danica!
 Here is the famous Craftsy studio where many other Urban Sketchers
have filmed as well.  It's VERY difficult to film one of these classes, as you have to teach to a camera
instead of interacting with a class.  I think maybe the bit of theater I did in high school and college helped!

The class will cover things like building materials, sloping surfaces, and even arches (which are not shaped like horseshoes!)  
I will encourage you to think and draw like an architect.

I also make lots of connections between the abstract world of perspective in books and the how-to's of how you can make a sketch on location.  

The class dovetails well with both the first class, 

"Perspective for Sketchers"

and also my book:
The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective.

And here is the crew!  Marshall, Amana the producer, Nick, and Bob who did sound and took the photo.
Also thanks to the Craftsy folks--Anna, Danica, Tommy, Molly, Greg...

Launch date for "The Essentials of Sketching Architecture" is late September.  
Check back here for an instructor's discount link!

OK, up next, 7 weeks of travel sketching.  Buckle your seat belts!

1 comment:

  1. I'm looking forward to your new Craftsy class. Thanks for the photo of the Craftsy gang. Their photography/production is superb and it's good to see the faces behind the product. --- Larry