W3: Soundscapes: a Sense of Place with Sounds and Drawings



Friday afternoon

Mário Linhares


Soundscape is a term coined by Michael Southworth in 1969 but developed and popularized by the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer. In this workshop, we will understand and use this concept to combine two of the most important Sensory Systems we have: 1. Visual; 2. Auditory.

Traditionally, drawing on location highlights our vision skills combined with drawing practice. What we will do in this workshop is add a new layer into the activity of drawing on-location, allowing Hearing to command Vision and Drawing to do a different final piece that reveals more than a specific technique or a point of view.

All sounds and voices we’ll hear will be collected and organized to give directions to the eye and hand. We will not draw from memory or imagination but, instead picking one point of view or one panorama view, we will be looking around, following the sounds, and sketching what we see from where they come from.

Supply list:

  • Sketchbook (A4 size is preferred)
  • Pen with black waterproof ink
  • Nib and nib pen holder
  • Watercolors, brush, and water
  • Stool

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Event Details

Date: July 19, 2024

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 05:30 p.m.

Directions: Graphite Arts Center. 202a Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Sketcher Fest Artist

Mário Linhares is a lecturer in Drawing, he dedicates himself to travel diaries and reportage drawing. He regularly participates at conferences and exhibitions and contributes to books on drawing around the world. Publications: Diário de Viagem | Costa do Marfim (2014); Panoramas and Vertical Vistas (2021); Lisboa Moderna (2021).

IG: @linhares.mr