DESIGN SOIRÉE

DESIGN SOIREE

Design Soirée is a series of exclusive design-oriented events in some of Seattle’s most interesting homes, design studios and a range of exciting and sometimes inaccessible spaces. These events are intended to cultivate a greater understanding and appreciation of how design enriches our lives. Each event includes food, drinks and activities curated by each host — architects, engineers, contractors, artists and more.

While enjoying yourself among colleagues, friends and new acquaintances, feel good knowing you are helping Seattle Architecture Foundation connect thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to the architecture, design and history of Seattle. All funds raised through Design Soirée support the various programs offered by SAF, including exhibits, tours, talks and programs that teach youth how design addresses social issues. SAF reaches more than 6,000 people a year through its programs, events and outreach activities.

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All About Arches, Watercolor Workshop

February 27, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hosted by: Stephanie Bower
Zoom Class

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.”

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.

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