SAT-B04 Freehand Visions: Sketchbook to Screen

Robert Chipman, ASLA
Robert Chipman Landscape Architect
Austin, TX 
United States
ROBERT CHIPMAN, ASLA has been involved in creative projects ranging from landscape architecture to furniture design for 30 years or so, always drawing by hand.  He is dedicated to location sketching as well as to the use of  pen-interactive displays. He has developed innovative, user-friendly techniques for digital tablet sketching that creatively address a wide range of landscape architectural applications. Bob is based in Austin, Texas.
Richard Alomar, ASLA
Rutgers University
New York, NY 
United States
RICHARD ALOMAR ASLA is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University and founder of the Urban Field Studio in New York. He leads weekly on-location sketch crawls and workshops for New York City Urban Sketchers and uses sketching as a way to document place, time and movement. He holds a B.S. in agronomy from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez and an M.L.A from Louisiana State University. He is a registered landscape architect in New York. 
James Richards, Jr., FASLA
Townscape, Inc
Fort Worth, TX 
JAMES RICHARDS, FASLA, is an Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Arlington and cofounder of Townscape Inc., a town planning and urban design consultancy based in Fort Worth and Vancouver. He is a blog correspondent for the international non-profit Urban Sketchers, and founder of Urban Sketchers Texas. His book, Freehand Drawing and Discovery: Urban Sketching and Concept Drawing for Designers, is published by John Wiley & Sons.
Sat, 11/16: 1:30 PM  - 3:00 PM 
Education Session 
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center 
Room: 153 
PDH Credits: 1.5 
The spontaneity and freshness of rapid freehand concept sketching give a competitive edge in today's world of digital practice. This session takes freehand design imagery beyond traditional hand graphics and explores allied creative approaches and their application to landscape architecture through analog and digital sketching.

Learning Objective

1) Learn how freehand concept sketching enhances creativity and the bottom line.
2) Develop a less rigid, more accessible style of sketching that complements digital work flow.
3) Learn about freehand concept sketching on pen-interactive computers.
4) Discover the online urban sketching phenomenon and how location sketching is a catalyst for creativity. 


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