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Sketching Architecture

Instructors/Instructeur: Julie Ourceau (Fr)

Julie Ourceau Paris La Seine, Thursday  from 1 to 3 pm Winter: Level 2 - February 18 to March 31 (no class March 17) Cost: $180.00 for 6 weeks
All mediums and full range of skills welcomed In sketchbooks, napkins and tablecloths, airsickness bags and envelope backs, we sketch our thoughts and what inspires us. Taking a few moments or longer, the act of creating a relationship with a place, perhaps something we cannot capture with a tablet or phone. Julie Ourceau Lyon FranceJoin me in sessions to create, learn, discuss, while acquiring and refining fundamental skills of architectural sketching. This course aims to build on individual assurance when sketching spaces through the art of observation. We will focus on the use of a sketchbook for communication and personal analysis. A range of essential drawing media, skills and mark-making techniques will be introduced so that participants can begin to develop a personal visual language. old-drawing-castle-1151272It will give participants the opportunity to: - Explore fundamental principles of architecture. - Begin to use sketch drawing media and techniques effectively to document the importance of light, form, texture in de?ning spatial qualities. - Develop individual confidence in the use of drawing as a means to explore and express ideas. -Further the tradition and art of keeping of a sketchbook. -Build confidence when sketching interior and exterior spaces through periods of observation. Pre-registration necessary: To register click here Contact info:, or call her 416-462-2972 Guide Line and review Portfolio for under Grade application:  Thursday January 7th from 4 to 6 pm Private portfolio review: $45 an hour Julie Ourceau Bio: portrait_ourceauJulie Ourceau received a Graduate Level National Diploma from l’Ecole d’Architecture Paris Val-de-Seine in France after having worked in Toronto with the architectural ?rm Robbie Young & Wright and graduating from Ryerson with Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science. While in Paris, Julie worked in Paris and travelled throughout Europe studying relationships between music and architecture. These interests led her to the Faculty of Architecture at Laval University in Québec city, where she was part of the GRAP, fulfilling Ambiance Studies Research. While at Laval, Julie developed an initial enthusiasm and importance in teaching architecture studio. Other professional developments included working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with the Dutch architecture ?rm Royal Haskoning Vietnam, as designer and project manager on a wide range of projects ranging from impact studies and township developments to cultural and hospitality projects. Common characteristics and focal points in these projects were multicultural, sustainable, energy conscious and positive social as well as environmental impacts during and after their realization. Julie returned to Toronto in 2005, working as a designer on various projects in Toronto and its surroundings, and as a traditional musician. Her teaching focus has been the design studio, including the communication and theory of architecture. Working in pencil, pen/ink, watercolour and charcoal, Julie has recently enjoyed drawing orthographic projections, specifically city plans and abstract interpretations of cities, their growth and dependence of water ways.