Autumn 2014 Workshop

Instructor: Judith Swain

Freehand Drawing for Architecture is a non-credit 9-week workshop offered Autumn 2014 by the University of Washington Department of Architecture; it is open to UW students and the public.

The workshop meets Thursday evenings 6:00 to 9:00 pm in 208J Gould Hall, 2 October through 4 December, plus two Saturday afternoons in October and November from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Freehand Drawing for Architecture will focus on the drawing from observation of buildings and architectural space, and is intended for students at all levels to develop and/or refine skills and techniques for seeing and recording the built environment. Emphasis will be placed on drawing composition, proportion, and perspective. We will also explore ways to depict natural light and color in buildings and landscapes.

Drawing media will focus on graphite, and ink, with the possible addition of colored pencil and / or watercolor. Classes will be structured around brief lectures & demonstrations, on-site drawing sessions, and individual and group critiques. Weekly drawing assignments will serve to further the skill development along with field trips in and around the University of Washington campus and Seattle.

Freehand Drawing for Architecture is an ideal course for students who are interested in preparing a portfolio of architecture-related work; architects seeking to renew or develop drawing skills for travel; designers and fine artists interested in expanding methods of representation.

This workshop is intended for students 18 years or older. High School seniors may attend with permission of the workshop instructor. Please provide a recommendation from a guidance counselor or current teacher and contact Judith Swain for details.

For workshop details, please contact Judith Swain,


The Workshop Fee is $650.00 for all students, plus a non-refundable Application Fee of $25.00.

To inquire about a place in this workshop please contact Judith Swain at
Space is limited and early registration is recommended.
A detailed list of materials & supplies will be emailed to registered participants before the course begins.