SKETCHING IN PRACTICE (SKiP) is a two-day symposium that explores the construction of meanings through sketching. In 2016 we brought in scholars and practitioners from diverse backgrounds to explore the question, What happens when we draw? Last year we looked inward. This year we peer outward, asking Where does sketching lead to action? This year we are focusing on the HOW and WHY particular visual strategies are used to achieve a goal.

This event is held in partnership with Simon Fraser University’s, Fac; School of Interactive Art and TechnologyFaculty of Arts & Social Sciences; and the Teaching and Learning Center.

Sketching In Practice will be held at SFU’s Gold Corp Center for the Arts at 149 W Hastings St,  Vancouver, BC  V6B 1H4 which is inside Vancouver’s  Woodward’s building.


Day 01: Friday June 23

Registration begins at 8:30 AM
Symposium starts at 9:15AM
Day 01 closes at 5:00PM

Day 02: Saturday June 24

Welcome back begins at 11:00AM
Sessions start at 11:30AM
Symposium sessions end at 4:00PM

Coming from out of town

Consider staying at SFU Burnaby! We have both private dorm rooms starting at $39 to queen suits from $95 – $120 a night.   These are on a first come, first served basis.  Select  “Sketching In Practice” from the drop down menu.  You may book longer if space allows.  The link for making a reservation is http://bit.ly/bookSFU.

Once you have entered your information you will be directed to the payment page, you can pay with credit card or debit card.

Contacting SKiP

To receive email updates on the symposium, please fill in the mailing list form  form available below.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have any other inquiries, these can be directed to: inquire@sketchpractice.ca

SKiP Team

Susan Clements-Vivian
Senior Lecturer
School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Jason Toal
Interaction Specialist
Teaching and Learning Center

Stacy Pigg
Professor of Anthropology
Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Andrew Hawryshkewich,
Senior Lecturer
School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Chantal Gibson
Senior Lecturer
School of Interactive Arts and Technology

Jackie Amsden
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Sketching In Practice Symposium