Sat, Feb 27 from 9am - 12pm

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Dreaming of travel these days? We are too! So grab a latte and take a Saturday morning armchair trip to Venice! Join architectural illustrator, best-selling author, and globe-trotting Urban Sketcher Stephanie Bower for a pencil and watercolor sketching mini-workshop we’re calling “All About Arches.”  

A fundraiser for the Seattle Architecture Foundation, this 3-hour class that will break down the essentials of sketching arches and ellipses in perspective, as well as provide an intro to watercolor techniques. If you’ve ever wanted to try watercolor, this is your chance, plus it’s a great way to warm up for summer sketching. 

About Stephanie Bower

     Stephanie’s passion for drawing and watercolor painting may be best seen in her plein air location sketches. With a background as an architect and career as an architectural illustrator (Burke Museum,  CWB, National Nordic Museum, and more), she is an avid globe-trotting Urban Sketcher who learns about architecture through sketching buildings and spaces on location. Her style is quick, steeped in a thorough understanding of perspective, and her use of pencil and watercolor always emphasizes the sense of architectural space.  

     Stephanie was the recipient of the prestigious Gabriel Prize fellowship in architecture, the NIAUSI Astra Zarina fellowship to study in Italy, as well as two AIA Dallas KRob awards for best travel sketch. A popular instructor, she has taught drawing in architecture and interior design programs in New York City and Seattle, and now teaches workshops around the world…and during the pandemic on Zoom. 

     Stephanie has recorded two online classes and has authored two best-selling books on sketching, The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective and The Urban Sketching Handbook: 101 Sketching Tips. She is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.


1— Watercolor Sketchbook

2— Clips

3— Pencil

4— Kneaded eraser

5— a straight edge or architect's triangle 

6— Pen

7— Watercolor Brushes

8— Watercolor Paint        

9— Watercolor Palette

10— Paper towels

11— Jar with Water

12 –  Something to place under your sketchbook to slant the page for painting.

Join Stephanie for this fun workshop and on her sketching travels via IG and Facebook.



IG  @stephanieabower

FB  stephanieabower.seattle 


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