Collage. Not really my thing. So it was a push outside my comfort zone when we got to part three of architect William Cordero‘s workshop at the recent Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago. His workshop, Textures in the City: An Architectural Approach, involved identifying textures in the built landscape around us and using the textures as building blocks for our sketch. The last exercise involved collage — using a wee packet of pre-cut paper, we had to combine collage and drawing to interpret the scene. I found this challenging but also fun! But I got stuck at how to incorporate some line work. William came to the rescue (that’s some of his drawing at the bottom). The results from other participants were truly magnificent and creative, so much so, that I made a point of taking a photo at the final group critique.