Suitable for Kids and Teens aging from ages 8-16 are welcome to join us for our Urban Landscape Sketching! Learn how to draw 3D perspectives and depth, architectures and trees in this bootcamp.
How will the Bootcamp be conducted?
Our Dhoby Ghaut Art Studio
Urban Landscape Sketching of a Shophouse
Urban Landscape Sketching is one of the most practical forms of drawing that can be utilised on the go. Urban landscape sketching can be applied in situations like when you are off on a trip and would like to capture the breathtaking scenery in front of you! The main goal is to express the interaction between man-made elements and nature. It is not a hard skill to pick up and is suitable for learners with all levels of experience!
Sketch Demo by our Instructors
In this course, you will learn the following:
Understanding Perspective in urban sketching. You’ll learn about one-point, two-point, and three-point perspectives and how to apply them to accurately represent buildings and streets in your sketches.
Composition and Framing learn about how to create dynamic and interesting compositions and capture different types of landscapes
Urban scenes are full of urban elements and details. You’ll study different techniques to draw buildings, windows, doors, street signs to add life and authenticity to your sketches.
Step 1: The View
Scan the view around you and select what you would like to capture! There are many elements that can be incorporated into your drawing, so it is important to pick a view that you want to focus on!
Step 2: The Composition
Frame your composition – it helps to showcase the harmonic interaction between the different elements of nature and/or man-made architecture. This is a key step to achieving a good work!
Step 3: The Draft
Start light in your draft, as you keep your pen down to focus on your drawing before moving on to the foreground, and background. We would want to keep the focus of the work on the main subject. It is also during this stage that we will apply a one or two point perspective depending on your composition; but also take note of the rule that objects nearer to us are always bigger than those further away from us.
Step 4: The Techniques
Wrap up your final work by expressing and applying the different techniques! Some ways we can go about doing this is through line work, colours and more. Some common mediums that we might use include pencil, pen, watercolour etc.
Urban Landscape Sketching can be applied in everyday life in various ways:
Documenting Your Surroundings: Use urban sketching as a means to document your city or neighbourhood. Simply take your sketchbook with you as you explore and capture the architecture, landmarks, parks, cafes, and other elements that make up the urban fabric of your area.
Travel Sketching: Urban landscape sketching can be a wonderful way to document new experiences and create lasting memories. By sketching the streets, buildings, people, and local scenes that catch your eye, it allows you to observe and connect with the place on a deeper level.
Commute Sketching: If you have a daily commute, whether by bus or train, use that time to sketch the scenes you encounter along the way. It could be the view from the window or interesting landmarks you pass by. It turns your commute into a creative and enjoyable activity.
Journaling and Reflection: Urban landscape sketching can be combined with journaling to create visual diaries of your experiences. Write about your thoughts, feelings, and observations alongside your landscape sketches.
Sketch Demo by our Instructors
This is a guided course with professional instructor guidance and we will also be going outdoors to capture different life subjects such as trees, bushes and architecture. All art materials will be provided for this course and is suitable for learners from the age of 8 years and above with varying levels of experience!
Workshop Date/Time: Start of June to End of August 2023
Location: Visual Arts Centre Dhoby Ghaut Studio
We will be moving to Fort Canning Park to do outdoor live sketching!
Fees: $65nett/pax (ala carte) | $240nett/pax (4 sessions)
*With all art materials included (sketching paper, pencil, eraser, pen, paper, watercolour, coloured markers, paint brushes, board)
Who is suitable for professional art therapy course and treatment?
As long as the patient is open to embracing art as a form of therapy, they can join the session. Art therapy can help certain groups of individuals such as:
Individuals with Psychological Trauma
Children with special needs
Elderly with dementia
Individuals who struggle with socialising
Individuals who struggle with regulating their emotions/ negative self-talk
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