Watercolor Workshops with Michael Reardon AWS, NWS

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Jan 302012
Michael Reardon is an award-winning watercolorist based in Oakland, California. An avid traveller, he is inspired to create by landscapes and architecture from around the world. Using his extensive background in architecture and illustration he composes convincing and evocative watercolors, both in plein air and studio painting. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the California Watercolor Association. He is also an Artist member of the California Art Club.

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Jan 252012
Hallidie photo Keith Baker

Hallidie photo Keith Baker

Presenting Architecture announces it’s first exhibition and seminar series!  Hosted by the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter and The Center for Architecture + Design and curated by Robert Becker this event will run from February 16 – April 26, 2012 m-f 9-5. The artists reception will be February 23rd, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm.

Presenting Architecture curated by Robert Becker will highlight ‘case studies’ of  architectural model makers, photographers and visualization experts along with a communications case study by Amanda Walter co-author of the upcoming book Social Media in Action.  These studies will explore how these artists produce their craft and showcase the importance of using specialists to make your architectural presentation a winning one.

Participating Artists:

Russell Abraham, David Anderson, Keith Baker, Robert Becker, Dean Birinyi, Barney Davidge, David Eichler, Robert Frank, Gemmiti Model Art, Chris Grubbs, Emily Hagopian, IDF Global, Lawrence Ko Leong, Markus Lui, Michael Reardon, John Shulters, SmithgroupJJR, Robert Staehle, Studios Architecture, Amanda Walter, Art Zendarski

Highlighted Project:

Peter Pfau’s SPUR project with work from:  Pfau Long Architecture, Art Zendarski,  and model graciously loaned by SPUR.


Please click here to see the seminar offerings.


AIA San Francisco and Center for Architecture + Design Gallery
Hallidie Building
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA
Gallery Hours: 9-5 m-f
On view February 16—April 26, 2012
February 23, 2012-artist reception, 5:30-7:30pm

Social Media Links:

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This exhibit is sponsored by Arch , GCI General Contractors and William Stout Architectural Books.

Proudly hosted by the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Center for Architecture + Design.

Jan 232012

Tom Schaller has long been considered one of the foremost architectural artists in the world. In the field, he has won every major award for his artwork – including being a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored two books ; the best-selling, and AIA award of merit winner, Architecture in Watercolor, and The Art of Architectural Drawing. He is increasingly in demand internationally to conduct his watercolor workshop series, “The Architecture of Light“. His artwork is collected and exhibited around the world.

Tom’s work can be seen as a ‘featured professional’ on Presenting Architecture http://www.presentingarchitecture.com/directory/ads/schaller-architectural-design-presentation-2/ and at his own illustration and fine art sites:




Tom will be teaching at The Watermill at Posara  from 01-08 June 2013.Sign up before 31 August 2012 for a generous discount.Please email Bill or Lois at [email protected] for more information.

And be sure to check out their website www.watermill.net/painting-holidays  to get a sense of this amazing place and what all it has to offer.


“The Architecture of Light”- Concord

Workshop Dates: 5/13/2013 – 5/17/2013
Location: Concord, CA
United States

The California Watercolor Association

Contact Information: Wendy Oliver

“The Architecture of Light”- Oregon

Workshop Dates: 7/8/2013 – 7/12/2013
Location: Bend, Oregon
United States

Art In The Mountains 

PO Box 311
Mehama, OR 97384

Architectural Drawing: How to Sketch Like an Architect (Part 2)

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Jan 202012

Sketching Architecture with Joel Berman

Check out this Chicago Architectural Foundation continuing education class.

Architectural Drawing: How to Sketch Like an Architect (Part 2)

Wednesdays, February 1 – March 7 (six class sessions), 6–8:15pm

Chicago arguably has the most beautiful skyline in North America, perhaps in the world. Take your basic urban drawing skills to the next level: each week we will go to an architecturally significant building downtown, learn a formulaic color or perspective technique, and draw on site. Emphasis will be placed on loose, free hand color perspective sketches in lieu of technical drawing.

CLASS MATERIALS (please purchase before start of class)
-Color: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors by Betty Edwards
-Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
-One set of Prismacolor Premier soft core colored pencils (36 pencils)
-One set of Prismacolor Premier water color pencils (12 pencils)
-1 black Sharpie marker
-pencils – 4h/h/hb/b/2b/4b
-pencil sharpener
-9×12” spiral sketch pad
-OPTIONAL: Prismacolor Brush tip color markers

INSTRUCTOR Joel Berman, ALA, has his own architectural practice, Joel Berman Architecture & Design, Ltd., www.bermanarchitecture.com

COST $100 for all six sessions (CAF members); $125 for all six sessions (non-members)
all classes begin at 224 S. Michigan
AIA/CES 2 CES per session

Architecture in Perspective 27

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Jan 112012

The American Society of Architectural Illustrators announces the Call For Entries for Architecture in Perspective 27.   This exhibit which in my opinion was responsible for the advancement of architectural illustration (now visualization).

Before the internet, this annual juried international exhibit and accompanying catalogue was the only way to see what the visual state of the profession was.  The mostly sole practitioners rarely met each other and really had no way to discuss their artwork.  By competing with each other, each artist went the year thinking about the images they saw at the previous year’s exhibit and were encouraged to better their own work.  For the profession, that was a major turning point in the overall quality of work being produced.

By getting accepted into the exhibit, you will have an excellent marketing piece to share with the world, receive an award even better!  One of the reasons that professional organizations exist is to give members awards and therefore a marketing opportunity. That is a great reason to join ASAI.

Competition Details

Professional Entries – Monday, January 31, 2012

Student Entries – Monday, February 13, 2012

If you need additional information or would like a poster and entry form to be sent to you, please contact ASAI headquarters on 760-453-2544 or [email protected]