Group 41
SKETCHY BUSINESS

In partnership with Manchester Society of Architects, our team will explore different sketching techniques along with post production editing in Photoshop. Through a series of workshops students will develop sketching and post production skills and exhibit individual and group compositions in an online gallery. Reflection on what makes the workshops engaging and successful will enable the end of the project to cumulate with live workshops put on by our group. These will connect people through sketching and enable the online exhibition to become a place to display all art created from the workshops. Online tutorials will remain accessible after MSA Live to enable others to continue adding to the online exhibition.

Alina M / Elliot F / Eva F / Adriana-Stefania T / Rodica Teona E / Karolina V

Meet the team!
Elliot Flynn

Hey, I’m Elliot. I’m a 5th year student at Manchester School of Architecture – where I also studied for my BA. I’m currently in USE, designing with a focus on the stories that buildings tell during their lifetime – investigating in particular how architects can design with respect for a building’s past, and do so sustainably. I love drawing and have worked as illustrator for several small publications; I feel the utility of hand-drawing is unparalleled in the industry and I can’t wait to share this idea with a wider network of students.
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:46
Meet the team!
Karolina Vachalova

Hello! My name is Karolina and I am currently a fifth-year student at MSA, where I also finished my BA studies. I am part of the same USE Atelier for two years now. I have always loved sketching and together with model making it became my key skill during my architecture studies. Beside drawing my hobbies also include rock climbing and surfing. I can’t wait to meet you all!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:48
Meet the team!
Adriana-Stefania Tomeci

Hello! I am Adriana and I am a fifth-year MSA student in Advanced Practice. I enjoy drawing every time I get the chance and I always carry a sketchbook around with me. I have worked on projects from architecture to fashion design, brand design, book illustrations and animations, and I am eager to meet you all and create something exciting through MSA Live!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:50
Meet the team!
Rodica Earmacov

Hi there! I’m Rodi, a fith year Archi student from the Advanced Practice atelier. I did my BA here at MSA and I was part of PRAXXIS. I found drawing and sketching to be my number one approach when it comes to design and problem-solving. Apart from drawing, I enjoy playing tennis, hiking and watching funny dog videos. I’m eager to do this project with you!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:55
Meet the team!

Alina Marinescu

Hi, I am Alina, part of the Sketchy Business team. Currently a MArch student, I have also completed my bachelor studies at MSA, so I had the chance to experience a few editions of MSA Live as a student myself! I am currently working part time at RBMP, a Manchester-based landscape architecture firm. For my hobbies, I enjoy yoga, reading and anything drawing and art related! I am happy to be part of such a passionate team and have a lot of confidence in our project!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:56
Meet the Team!
Eva Filose

Hi! I am Eva, a fifth-year in Urban Spatial Experimentation Atelier. I studied my BA at MSA before doing a year out working for AEW Architects in the residential team. I am interested in sustainable design and passivhaus to build a more resilient future. I have always loved art and particularly enjoy graphite portraits, my other hobbies also include running and yoga. Look forward to meeting you all!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 20:57
We are glad to announce our collaboration with the Manchester Society of Architects! This thriving community of both architects and students represent our past, present and future architects and artists of Manchester. Just like us, they are eager to get pen-to-paper and beautifully lay out their ideas. Let's talk through art!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 21:48
As part of Sketchy Business, we’ll be engaging in activities centred around international networking through sketching. From time-constrained drawing exercises to help loosen our individual styles (physically or digitally in illustration software), to the curation of an online exhibition & live workshops with involvement from industry collaborators (using the Adobe Suite & Livestreaming platforms), this project is for those who love to draw at every opportunity. Photography and digital networking skills will also be developed throughout the project. Anyone who wants to learn more about the power of illustration as a powerful means of communication within the architectural industry is more than welcome here!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 22:08
Social value is a key driver of Sketchy Business. The aim is to connect people from all across the world through sketching. During the pandemic, it is especially important for our well-being to have the opportunity to express ourselves through art. This is an amazing opportunity to engage and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for sketching.

After a series of online workshops where individuals will meet, there will be an online exhibition where everyone’s work is displayed together. This will unite urban landscapes, as well as their occupants, and enable a space where societies across the world can share their passion for sketching!
Posted 1 Mar 2021 22:12