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Sketch atlas

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A blended learning tool for (architectural) sketching

The ‘Sketch Atlas’ (SA) is an innovative, educational tool for blended learning with specialised video tutorials on the topic of architectural sketching (free hand design drawing).

The SA embraces a complete didactic academic course, structured in three main learning modules: 1. imaginative design drawing, 2. observational drawing, and 3. sketchbook stories. The SA is developed in collaboration between the Faculty of Architecture and arts and the Expertise centre for Digital Media (EDM) of Hasselt University.

The tutorials are the result of capturing huge amounts of video data by an arrangement of two high performance cameras and specialised processing software.

The SA embraces a unique product, on the crossroad of technical innovation and pedagogical knowledge. Unlike regular teaching books, the tutorials zoom in on the process of sketching in a very dynamical way. The current status is a prototype implemented on google sites (restricted access). 

The SA includes several unique features: 

  • 8.5 hours of tutorials in full HD (4K)
  • free hand design drawing
  • complete pedagogical trajectory, systematically structured
  • classroom integrated blended learning
  • easy to implement in a learning management system or digital platform
  • play, pause, replay
  • available anywhere and anytime
  • improve learning curve
  • support teaching staff

Development team of the Sketch Atlas: 

Prof. Saidja Heynickx, Faculty of Architecture and arts
Arch. Iwert Bernakiewicz, Faculty of Architecture and arts
Arch. Aarnoud De Rycker, Faculty of Architecture and arts
Prof. Philippe Bekaert, Expertise centre for Digital Media (EDM)

In collaboration with:

Katrien Raedts
Pieter Verheyden
Jan Bastiaens
Johannes Klaps
Frank Vanden Ecker
Bart Moors
Jos Delbroek
Victor Simoni
Ludo Schouterden
Jan Vanweert
Wim Dhoore 


More information? 



Collaborating with us? contact: 

Lieve Weytjens
Business developer Faculty of Architecture and arts