Freedom With(in) Perspective:

Sketching from unusual viewpoints stories of place and experience
Local urban sketchers Amber Sausen, Assoc. AIA, and Daniel Green, AIA, will lead this walking sketchcrawl. Join them to explore the Mill City Market and Mississippi riverfront and push the boundaries of your typical approach to sketching buildings, people and places.


Meet at 9:00 am at the Guthrie steps, under the endless bridge
Sketchcrawl time:  9:30 am – 12:00 noon

  • Three 20-minute blocks of instruction, sketching, and group discussion.
  • 45 minutes for implementing techniques
  • 30-minute conclusion with sharing and discussion

Continuing education

This program meets the AIA/CES criteria and qualifies for 2.0 LU Hours.

Learning objectives

  1. Evaluate today’s rapidly changing urban environments by documenting development and historic structures.
  2. Recognize and document relationships between built and natural environments.
  3. Understand how designers are influenced by cultural and environmental context by studying buildings, and infrastructure in a northern climate.
  4. Improve analog visualization skills for design ideas through hand drawing on-site and peer evaluation.

What should you bring?

A Stillman & Birn Gamma hardbound sketchbook will be provided. Bring your favorite pens, pencils, colored pencils, watercolor kit, markers, hat, sunscreen, and water bottle. Optional: bring a small, portable stool.

Sketchcrawl guides

Amber Sausen, Assoc. AIA, Architectural Alliance and Daniel Green, AIA, Miller Dunwiddie Architecture have attended sketchcrawls around the world. They have organized two previous sketchcrawls for AIA Minnesota. Thank you Dan and Amber!

Register now

$20 per person
Includes a Stillman & Birn Gamma hardbound, 5.5″ x 8.5″ sketchbook


Plan to attend the summer sketch crawl.
Explore the city, chat with new friends, share your work.