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with Stephanie Bower
Online Class

The Essentials of Sketching Architecture

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You don't need to be an architect to confidently draw architecture! Join sketch artist and popular instructor Stephanie Bower as she guides you through the ins and outs of sketching buildings, no matter the aspects or features.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h16m

Included in this Class

1. How We See Buildings

1. How We See Buildings

Instructor Stephanie Bower begins class with a refresher on architecture drawing fundamentals. She’ll cover one- and two-point perspective, parallel lines and eye-level line. Plus, find out a simple three-step process that pulls these elements together to start your sketches.

2. Architectural Elements

2. Architectural Elements

Master sketching common architectural elements. Stephanie shares an easy approach to drawing windows and doors, as well as how to correctly sketch columns and arches in perspective. She'll also show you how to use guidelines to make your elements more accurate.

3. Building Materials

3. Building Materials

Discover the techniques for drawing building textures. Learn how your quality of line can indicate various building materials, and how to provide a sense of depth and scale. Then, you'll see how to create a focal point using texture and architectural details.

Recommended with this class

  • Mechanical pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Sketchbook
  • Watercolors and brushes