Architectural Sketching: Thinking with Pen and Paper

A course by Saleh Alenzave , Architect

Architect. İstanbul, Turkey.
Joined November 2021

Use the blank page as a thinking tool to design new buildings by exploring conceptual sketching methods with just a pen and your sketchbook

99% positive reviews (104)
5565 students
Audio: English
English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Use the blank page as a thinking tool to design new buildings by exploring conceptual sketching methods with just a pen and your sketchbook

“Imagining fantastic and futuristic structures is not only fun, but also useful for unleashing my creativity and developing ideas for real buildings.”

Architect Saleh Alenzawe specializes in conceptual design sketching for both residential and commercial projects. His work has taken him around the world, from Egypt to Turkey, and he currently works with a number of architecture offices internationally.

In this online course, Saleh teaches you how to create realistic and inspiring architectural sketches using just a pen and paper. Understand sketching from a new perspective, and learn varied techniques that unlock your creative potential. Draw while you study, and develop a new sketchbook that showcases your talents.

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What will you learn in this online course?

10 lessons & 11 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (104)
  • 5565 students
  • 10 lessons (1h 26m)
  • 11 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Develop a sketchbook filled with conceptual design ideas, using six distinct sketching methods.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for both aspiring and professional architects with an interest in developing their conceptual sketching skills.

Requirements and materials

A basic knowledge of drawing is recommended.

In terms of materials, you will need:
A sketchbook
An ink pen of your choice


Reviews

5565 Students
104 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Saleh Alenzave

A course by Saleh Alenzave

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Saleh Alenzawe is a senior architect from Syria currently based in Istanbul. Saleh graduated with a Master’s in architecture at Damascus University in 2012. His final project, which provided houses for those living in poor conditions, kickstarted his career. He has gone on to work internationally in countries including Syria, Turkey, Qatar, and Egypt in the past 12 years.

Saleh’s portfolio of work includes residential, commercial, and governmental architectural projects. He is highly experienced in digital architectural computer programs including Revit, Naviswork, and Autocad, as well as freehand sketching. Saleh regularly shares his work with over 90k followers on Instagram, and names the worlds of architecture, nature, and sport as his biggest inspirations.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Architectural Sketching

    • Sketching as a Language and Tool for Thinking and Communicating
    • The Basics
    • The Essential Elements
  • U3

    Conceptual Sketching Methods

    • Deconstructing Mass Sketching and Sketching from a Point
    • Sketching a Thought and Brainstorm Sketching
    • Sketching from Nature and Learning from the Work of Others
  • U4

    Applying Your Skills

    • Utilizing Your Sketching Skills
    • Sharing Your Work
  • FP

    Final project

    • Architectural Sketching: Thinking with Pen and Paper

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Architectural Sketching: Thinking with Pen and Paper

A course by Saleh Alenzave
Architect. İstanbul, Turkey.
Joined November 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (104)
  • 5565 students