Why sketching skills are still essential
Date & Time

29 October 2020
18:00 - 19:00

Price
Free
Back to Previous

Why sketching skills are still essential

Lecture
Date & Time

29 October 2020
18:00 - 19:00

Price
Free

Availability Places available

With our increased digital dependency, do we still see the computer as one tool of many in an engineer’s kit, or as ‘the solution’?

This free online lecture will reflect on the reasons large engineering offices are choosing to maintain their sketching abilities in response to new communication challenges

Trevor Flynn who is teaching the Drawing Gym for Engineers course in November talks about:

  • the neuroscience behind sketching

  • the essential feedback loop that sketching sets in motion from the unconscious to the mind’s eye through the hand

  • the benefits of utilising a mix of freehand, digital and tablet sketching

  • the difference between ‘sketches’ and ‘drawings’

  • how the interoperability of digital sketching mediums are facilitating the new ‘when, why, how and where’ engineers choose to sketch​

The talk will be illustrated richly with historical examples of engineer’s sketches, and modern examples of both freehand and digital tablet sketching.

Trevor Flynn

Trevor is Director of Drawing at Work and founder of The Drawing Gym. He teaches drawing at University College London and runs the architectural and spatial drawing module of the Architectural Association foundation course. Trevor is a visiting lecturer at the School of Architecture at the University of Bath and is a drawing instructor in several architectural and engineering offices.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

Name - Events team

You may also be interested in