Matthew Brehm, USA


Matthew Brehm is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho, and has been teaching architectural design with an emphasis on freehand sketching since 2000. Each summer since 2007, he has led an 8-week architecture program in Rome, Italy, which includes a course on observational sketching. He’s been a workshop instructor and lecturer at four previous USk Symposiums, in Portland, Lisbon, Barcelona, and Paraty, and has served on the non-profit organization’s board of directors. His sketches have received several awards at the Design Communication Association’s Biannual Juried Drawing Exhibit, one of his watercolors from Paraty was named as a Finalist in the 2014 Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, and one of his watercolors from Rome was recently recognized with an “Award of Excellence” by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. Matt’s first book, “Sketching on Location” (Kendal Hunt Publishers, ISBN 978-1-4652-0526-1), a full-color, comprehensive guide to drawing from direct observation, was published in July 2012, and he’s currently working on two new books on drawing.


Workshop J: The Structure of Light in Watercolor