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
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

Welcome to our fourth day of MSA Live!
We kicked off the day with a final 15 minutes of 'Complete the Sketch'. This creative exercise consists in giving everyone a page with only a few lines, leaving it up to them to complete the composition with their own drawings!
Todays prompt was more challenging than yesterday as there were fewer lines which encouraged a more creative approach. This was a great way to warm up in the morning before our speed sketching workshop with Jason Boyle. Stay tuned!
Posted 13 May 2021 11:28

We are so excited that Jason Boyle, an architect, mentor and member of the Manchester Society of Architects was able to join us for a live presentation and speedy drawing workshop. Jason has more than 20 years of experience as an architect and has spent the last 11 years of his career in the Nuclear Industry.

After the presentation students are given an hour to sketch a building taking photos/ videos of their progress. These will then be turned into a short progress video of each individual drawing! This is a great way to see the journey and story being told through sketching.

Posted 13 May 2021 14:48


After the speedy drawing workshop, Jason selected a student to win three mentoring sessions with him! So a big congratulations to Jessica who won! This gave students a first taste of entering an architecture competition.

Posted 13 May 2021 16:08
Great day today with really amazing sketches produced in Jason Boyle's workshop!

This workshop was an amazing opportunity for students to become fully emersed in their sketches and then reflect on the journey or their drawing by documenting it with photos and videos.
As a group, we then discussed the sketches and reflected on the constraints and opportunities presented with the 1-hour time frame.
Creating progress videos allowed us to see the unique process and journey of everyone's sketching styles.

Big thank you to Jason Boyle for his amazing workshop! Looking forward to our next workshop with Ewen Miller!

Posted 13 May 2021 16:51

Today we began with an exciting new storyboarding exercise! We started by going for a walk taking and photos to document a chosen journey. Students were free to choose whatever journey they liked - to the shops, through a building, ANYTHING!

The purpose of this is to enable unique storyboards to be drawn of individual journeys. This is a great way to practice storytelling through sketching!

Posted 18 May 2021 16:11

This afternoon we created storyboards from the photos we took of our journeys this morning. Some storyboards focused on landmarks along the way and others focused on people or specific details on the journey.

It was great to see everyone's drawing styles used to show their individual journeys! Telling a story with a drawing is an amazing skill and something which will help prepare for the final outputs.
Posted 18 May 2021 17:19

Here is our final collaborative jigsaw collage! It is an accumulation of knowledge and skills learned over the past two weeks.

Go to our Instagram page to have a look at the full-size image! That's also where you can find our exhibition of all the other work we have produced.

Posted 21 May 2021 13:05