BeLoose Graphic Workshop

9 Day Workshop: Las Vegas USA

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Workshop Outline / Art Materials/ Reference Texts

A. Graphics and Attitude

  • How to gain self-confidence and improve your attitude towards drawing
  • How to comprehend the 56 graphic principles
  • How to prepare a portfolio and obtain a great job
  • How to draw quickly and effectively

B. Entourage and Details

  • People, Vegetation, Cars, Furniture
  • Lettering - Pencil and Marker
  • Details - Wood, Glass, Water, Stone, Brick, Windows, Miscellaneous

C. Rendering Techniques

  • Learn how to SEE, how to DRAW and how to APPLY
  • Introduction of the 20 Rendering Techniques

D. Rendering Types

  • Pencil, Color Pencil, Pen & Ink
  • Pastel and Artstick
  • Marker, Water Color
  • Introduction of the 27 Rendering Types

E. Perspective

  • Quick methods in one and two point perspectives
  • Use of perspective charts
  • Sketching Techniques

F. Site Analysis, Plans, Elevations, Sections

  • Bubble Diagram, Site Analyses
  • Plans, Sections, Elevations
  • Professional Illustrations

G. Design Process and Six Approaches

  • Establishing a program
  • Setting up bubble diagrams
  • Conducting a site analysis
  • Choose from 6 design approaches
  • Learn 23 design principles
  • Present your design solutions

What Should I Bring to the Two Week Workshop?


The materials listed below are also available in the workshop bookstore for a very reasonable price. For correct materials selection and convenience, you are encouraged to purchase them upon arrival.

PENCIL: #2, and 6B.

INK: Sharpie Pen and fine point felt tip pen.

COLORED PENCIL: At least 24 or more in assorted colors (Recommended: Prismacolor Thick Lead Art Pencils brand, including Canary Yellow, Apple Green, Olive Green, True Blue, Lilac, Poppy Red, Orange, Light Umber, white and Black).

WATERCOLOR PENCIL: At least 12 in assorted colors.

COLORED ART STICK: At least 12 or more in assorted colors.

PASTEL: At least 12 assorted colors.

MARKER: By Chartpak, at least 36 in assorted colors (with lighter and earthy tone value); Marker paper by Borden Riley (100S).

WATER COLOR: Water color, fine w/c paper and brushes #8 round and 3/4" flat.

OTHERS ITEMS: Triangles, 12-inch parallel ruler, rolls of yellow or white tracing paper in 12" and 24" long, 300 sheets of Xerox paper, engineer scale, circle template, two point perspective charts, battery operated pencil sharpener, POST-IT note pad (3"x3" or smaller), drafting tape, coffee mug,  and graphic and rendering books (see reference list below). Summer sessions: bring your swimming suits.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above materials are also available in the workshop bookstore for very competitive prices. For correct selection of materials and convenience, you are encouraged to purchase them upon arrival.


Please bring what you have as shown below. Most books are also available for purchase at the workshop bookstore for 10 to 20% off the list price.

* Required textbook for the workshop
** Strongly recommended


Burden, Ernest. Entourage: A Tracing File for Architecture and Interior Design Drawing. McGraw-Hill, 3rd ed. 1996.
Evans, LarryThe New Complete Illustration Guide. John Wiley & Sons, 2nd ed. 1997.


Walker, Theodore D. Plan Graphics. John Wiley & Sons, 2nd ed. 1990.
Wang, Thomas C. Plan and Section Drawing. John Wiley & Sons, 2nd ed. 1997.


Calle, Paul. The Pencil. Writers Digest Books, 1985.
Doyle, Michael E. Color Drawing: A Marker-Colored-Pencil Approach. John Wiley & Sons, Rev. ed. , 1997
Drpic, Ivo. Sketching and Rendering Interior Spaces. Whitney Library of Design. 1988.
Edwards, Betty. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. J P Tarcher, 1989.
Hanna, Robert. A Nebraska Portfolio. University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
Leggitt, Jim. Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today's Technology. John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
*Lin, Mike. Drawing and Designing with Confidence:A Step-by-Step Guide. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Linton, Harold and Roy Strickfaden. Architectural Sketching in Markers. John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
McGarry, Richard. Marker Magic: The Rendering Problem Solver for Designers, John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Reid, Grant. Landscape Graphics. Whitney Library of Design, 1987
Reid, Grant. From Concept to Form in Landscape Design . John Wiley & Sons, 1997.
Wang, Thomas C. Pencil Sketching. John Wiley & Sons, 2002.
Wang, Thomas C. Sketching with Markers. 2nd ed. New York: VNR
Wu, Kingsley. Freehand Sketching in the Architectural Environment. John Wiley & Sons, 1997


*Lin, Mike. Architectural Rendering Techniques:A Color Reference. John Wiley & Sons, 1985.
**Walker, Theodore D. Perspective Sketches. John Wiley & Sons, 5th ed. 1997.

BeLoose is a workshop where the experience will definitely change people's lives and increase their confidence beyond their expectation.

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Before / After Drawings

"Before" drawing was done on the 1st day and "After" was done after 6 days. This can happen to you, so just show up, we will do the rest for you.

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