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Sketch & Tour: Explore the Eastern Market Neighborhood

Join AIA|DC's Asian American Designers Union for a sketch workshop and tour led by You Li, a landscape architect who has practiced in the Eastern Market neighborhood for more than five years. The event includes three parts:

  • A tour starting from the Southeast Neighborhood Library, through notable landmarks in the neighborhood;
  • A sketching tutorial and workshop; and
  • A presentation portion in which each participant will have two minutes to introduce what they saw and sketched. A discussion and communication will follow the presentation.

Sketchbooks, pens, and lunch will be provided. Please wear comfortable shoes.


Organized by: AIA|DC Asian American Designers Union

Sponsored by: Oehme, van Sweden & Associates

Presented by: You Li

You Li is the senior landscape designer at Oehme, van Sweden & Associates. 


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the history and current situation of the Eastern Market neighborhood;

  • Identify and discuss prominent locations in the neighborhood;

  • Sketch their sights and impressions based on the tour; and

  • Prepare a short presentation about their sketches and perspectives.