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Introduction to Drawing Architecture: Finding Clues

February 1 @ 10:00 am - February 15 @ 10:00 am

We cover how to identify different architectural eras by looking for clues, and portray those decorations within your own artwork.

In three sessions we cover how to identify different architectural eras by looking for clues, an insight into how you can portray those decorations within your own artwork, and also, how to place more complicated building shapes into your work with more success.

You will find our COVID precautions for this venue here.

Your tutor is Gail Wareham, who won ‘Best in Show’ at the Art & Framing Industry Awards for her architectural representation of a Venetian staircase. You can see Gail’s work by visiting her website http://www.gailwareham.com. Sessions are at 10 am to 12.30 pm on Tuesdays.

After you have learnt the basic skills of perspective to help you translate building shapes onto paper successfully, it is possible to start enjoying your architecture even more by learning about the different styles from throughout the ages, from the Greek construction of the ancient era through to modern day buildings. Learn how the differences in decoration identify the age of a building, find out what clues you should be looking for, and then learn how to bring that decoration into your artwork.

This three week course takes you through the complications of capturing more intricate building shapes, and looks at how much decoration should be added before it becomes too much and the look of your artwork becomes confused.

Using pencils and Ink pens this is a great course for those who also wish to start adding colour to their architectural sketching and we also look at how we can sit our building sketches within different landscape views.

This second look at drawing architecture with Gail will benefit anyone with basic drawing skills. You do not have to have attended a previous course.

Materials to bring

A3 plain sketching paper

HB Pencil

2B Pencil

4B Pencil

H or 2H pencil



Ruler – no shorter than 30cm/12 inches

0.3 ink pen (permanent waterproof ink) (your colour of choice: black/brown/grey)

0.8 ink pen (permanent waterproof ink (your colour of choice: black/brown/grey)

There are ten places available, and there is a possibility of this course being repeated from 1 -3.30 pm if there is sufficient demand

There is no need to print out and bring your ticket, as we will have a record of your booking.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.co.uk) and do not supply an email address.


February 1 @ 10:00 am
February 15 @ 10:00 am


Conference Rooms, YHA
Dewar’s Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1AJ United Kingdom