Architectural Sketchbook Basic Course

Continuing Study Programs - Rome

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Sketching is an amazing way to truly experience a place, discovering new details, capturing the atmosphere of each place through drawing and portraying. 
This amazing journey allows you to explore the various components of architecture in Rome and to look at the world through the eyes of your fellow students. 
Traditional sketching methodologies and techniques, such as visual sketching and illustration will be explored in depth. 

You will learn composition, perspective and colour mixing and techniques to create an incredible sketchbook.
By the end of the course, together with your classmates you will present your portfolio online, as well as your thoughts and personal growth during this week experience. 


  • Start date
    July 2022
  • Duration
    15 hours
  • Attendance
  • Language

Attendance: Classes are spread over two weeks, on alternating days, from 12:00 to 15:00 Italian time. 

Student profile: The course is aimed at university students aged 20 or over with a background in the creative fields ( architecture, interior, fine arts, visual arts ), or professionals with intermediate level freehand drawing skills. Students must have an upper-intermediate knowledge of English (corresponding to B2 level) in order to attend and benefit from the course. 

Metodology and structure: The course is structured as an online laboratory allowing you to move your first steps in the automotive filed.
The course is characterised by theoretical lessons, supplemented with practical activities, and a series of tasks to be developed for the day after, or in any case by the end of the course.
During the course, the teacher, professional in the field, will share with you his knowledge and experience and will answer your questions.

The Architectural Sketchbook Basic Course will be supported by a module of more than 20 hours of videos with IED faculty and IED Alumni on key disciplines of creativity: fashion, interior, product and graphic design, and a selection of cross-disciplinary subjects. 

The videos are designed to help you build a foundation in the creative fields, or to widen and develop your knowledge in different areas of creativity, in a self-paced learning

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

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Barbara Brocchi

Barbara Brocchi
Illustrator, Writer, Professor, Art Director and Product Designer. Degree in Illustration/Graphic Design IED. Advanced Course of Visual Art & Illustration, Los Angeles/ Aberdeen. Master in Marketing of Luxury Goods IED ROMA. 30 years of working for brands, publishing, adversiting, fashion and fewel companies. Gattinoni, Hafner, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Ittierre, Toky Doky, Villa d’Este Design, TJF Trend Vicenza, Paoline Publisher, Campo Marzio Design, Swarovski, Voodoo Jewels, Alinghi, Domus Academy, Hard to Find Mexico, Bulgari, A. Curcio Editore, Samseoung and Minoss Academy Korea, Care Label, Ledemotion Design, Siamoises.  Professor since 1986 at IED Rome and Coordinator of Architectural Sketchbook Summer Course.