This is a condensed version of the very popular annual full day sketch course at the OAA. In this condensed session, gain a basic, essential, professional skill and delight: the ability to communicate easily, clearly, quickly through freehand sketching. With practical instruction and coaching from the course leaders, participants will learn different freehand sketching techniques, one by one, at different locations: thumbnail sketches, contrast/value, and speed sketching. At the end of the session, each participant will pull together what he or she has learned in a final sketch. Sketching will focus on interesting outdoor and/or indoor locations in Ottawa near the conference venue, and will reflect the “Architecture 150” conference theme.