Due to the Covid-19 Situation, all Spring Term classes are moving online.

They will feature live streaming (+ a full access to the recorded videos) and personalized feedback on your assignments from the instructor.

You get the best value art education online or offline!

Urban Sketching in Perspective

A 10-week course where you learn to sketch urban architecture in proper perspective

Student Artwork

Teacher Artwork by Michael Solovyev

Urban Sketching in Perspective

*Please note that this class is going to take place online during the Spring term. This means there will be some modifications to the course outline without affecting the overall learning objectives and outcomes of the course. The value of the online course will be similar or greater to that of the onsite course and you will still get personalized feedback on your artwork from the instructors and be able to re-watch the livestream video lectures at your leisure.

Do you ever have trouble drawing with proper perspective? Are you unable to quickly and accurately sketch an urban scene? Drawing in perspective is one of the most fundamental skills for a visual artist. In this course, you will learn to believably depict architectural objects in perspective, both in the classroom and in different, interesting, locations around the city.

The perspective, constructive drawing, rendering and architectural sketching skills you will learn in this class are absolutely essential for aspiring concept artists, comic book artist, illustrators, architects, industrial and transport designers.

By the end of this class, you will understand how to draw with proper perspective and capture an urban scene, showcasing interesting, well-rendered architecture and accurately projected shadows. You will have several finished pieces for your portfolio and a solid foundation for reaching a professional level of drawing.

More 🠟
  • Course Type Traditional Drawing Courses
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill Level
    Level 1
    Level 1

    Strong fundamentals in traditional drawing, painting and sculpting are the foundations to create amazing artwork.

    This level is about solidifying the fundamentals, getting a refresher on the most important art principles, and learning tricks to create realistic drawing and paintings.

  • Language English

Schedule

Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM

Date of first class: April 11

Duration: 10 weeks

Pre-Requisites

Foundations of Drawing or equivalent experience (having a foundation in the basics of realistic drawing, such as basic perspective, proportion and shading) is required.

Language requirements: You need at least intermediate level English to take this class (the teacher is bilingual and can explain concepts and give feedback in both languages).

More 🠟

Required Materials

Urban Sketching in Perspective 

  • pencils: 1 H4, 1 HB, 1B4
  • 1 sketchbook - BOND white & mat paper (18 x 24 inches) (no glossy finish and no newsprint paper)
  • White and black pencil KOH-I-NOOR (recommended) or prismacolor (optional)
  • Kneadable special cleaning rubber
  • White eraser (Stadler or other company)
  • Sharpener

Optional but used in most classes :

  • White Bristol Vellum paper pad
  • Kraft paper 3 Pages

 

Tech Requirements for Attending Syn Studio Online Classes

Minimum Requirements

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 600kbps bandwidth (up/down).
  • A Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a single core processor (at least 1 GHZ processing speed) or a smartphone/tablet with equivalent processing capabilities
  • Good speakers/earphones to listen to the classes 
  • Browser - IE7+, Safari 5+, Firefox, Chrome 
  • Operating System - Windows XP, Mac OS 10.6, Linux distro based on 3.0 kernel, Android 5.0, iOS 10

 

Syn Studio Recommendations

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 1.5Mbps bandwidth (up/down). You can also connect to the internet directly using your ethernet cable to improve your experience.
  • Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a dual core processor with at least 2 GHZ processing speed and a 4 GB RAM
  • High Quality speakers/earphones to listen to the classes
  • Browser & Operating System - We recommend using the latest version of the browser and operating system for an optimal online classroom experience.
More 🠟

Course Outline

*Please note that this outline is from the last time we held this class and we may make some updates and improvements for the coming term.

Week 1 - Learn the basics of 3 point perspective and modelling 3D objects.

Week 2 - Understand how to quickly determine the correct proportions for objects in an urban scene.

Week 3 - Become proficient in constructing and modelling simple objects.

Week 4 - Learn how to properly create and depict light and shadow on composite geometrical forms.

Week 5 - Gain a step-by-step approach for analyzing and drawing architecture.

Week 6 - Develop your architectural drawing skills in the field at an interesting location in Old Montreal

Week 7 - Become proficient working with light and shadow in an urban environment.

Week 8 - Apply everything you've learned to do justice to a classic Montreal location during another urban sketching field trip.

Week 9 - Learn to apply perspective distortion and begin your final project.

Week 10 - Understand how to convincingly add street lamps and other light sources as you complete your final project.

Check out the entire outline

Registration

Syn Studio offers the highest quality education at the most affordable prices.

Due to popular demand, we expect this class to fill up very fast!

Late registration still available

This class is being offered at
$499.00 $430.00
for a limited period of time (save $69!!)

You will soon receive an email receipt for your purchase.

Please bring a photo ID for the first day of class.

Your transaction was not completed. Please try again. If the problem persists, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 514-998-7625

Speak to an advisor

Feel free to send us an email at [email protected] or give us a call at 514-998-7625
Have you taken a course with us before? YesNo

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.