Sketching School I
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sketching School I, as described by the School of Architecture: an eight day supervised field trip in the late summer to sketch places or things having specific visual characteristics.
Each year, sketching school is held in a community in eastern North America, which is no more than a one day drive from Montreal. The community is large enough to support an influx of about 50 or 60 architecture students for the eight days, but small enough that their presence is noticeable. In the past, sketching school has been held in places like Kingston, Halifax, Quebec City, Charlottetown, and Ottawa. Students spend the eight days moving around the town, using a variety of media to capture the various buildings, landscapes, and objects, which define it. In the year 2000, sketching school was held in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Lunenburg is a beautiful town and was the one of the first harbours on Nova Scotia's south shore. Lunenburg has always been known for its shipbuilding expertise and is home to the Bluenose II. Original settlers were German, Swiss and French and the town was founded in 1753. The town is just over an hour west of Halifax, and the central ('old-town') portion has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn more about Lunenburg.
Below are many of the works I completed in Lunenburg; click on the thumbnail for a larger image.