THE THIRD ANNUAL
The Emerging Professionals Committee of AIA Silicon Valley is hosting a free event for kids of all ages to learn how to draw architecture. This year the program will be held virtually, with perspective drawing lessons through videos and a Zoom meeting to talk with an architect for suggestions for improving your sketches.
Draw the skyline of downtown San Jose. Submit your drawing by Sunday, September 27th and it might be selected to be featured at the Design Awards program on October 29th, 2020. Email your completed sketch to firstname.lastname@example.org
LESSONS ON DRAWING
Materials: Paper, pencil, eraser
Optional: Straightedge ruler, graph paper, colored pencils/markers/crayons/colored pens
HANDOUT Download a handout that explains perspective drawing and gives definitions of common drawing terms.
SUGGESTED AGES 5-12
Beginner One Point Perspective Drawing 15 Minute lesson
An introduction to drawing with one-point perspective, including a horizon line and a vanishing point, as well as 3D buildings.
SUGGESTED AGES 12+
Perspective Drawing 01 – The Basics - Horizon Line, Vanishing Points 9 Minute lesson
Drawing of a cubes using 1, 2 and 3-point perspective.
How to Draw a City Street in One Point Perspective 13 Minute lesson
Ste-by-step demonstration of drawing a complex city street scene.
Architecture Doodles For Beginners 10 minute lesson
Instructor shows a technique that uses graph paper, tracing paper, carbon paper and heavy-weight paper.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET DRAWING TIPS FROM AN ARCHITECT?
Click the above button to receive a link to join a Zoom meeting to discuss your drawing.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This educational program was originally created in 1988 by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara ‐ AIA Santa Barbara’s “sister organization” to both connect architects with children and their parents and to acquire appreciation for architecture and the built environment. Now after almost 30 years and much success, Kids Draw Architecture is now being offered at a state‐wide level. Attendees will learn about the structure and the history, be provided all supplies, and meet architects who will help participants sketch the scene.
As architects, sketching is a necessary component of the thought process. But sketching, and art in general, is important for many reasons, and affects how the brain thinks—compartmentalizes, and sees the world. Sketching allows one to focus and see things previously unnoticed in the built environment. The result is a better understanding of the various aspects of architecture – functionality, artistry and importance and demonstrates to our youth that sketching is an imperative honed skill, and that architecture is a functional art.
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
Sassan Pedramrazi, AIA leads a monthly sketching program that helps young architects, designers and students to sketch and design their concepts and ideas on the paper and make visual conversation in their professional field.