Architecture Through a Mixed Media Lens

View from Ogilvy & Mather’s The Chocolate Factory,
copyright Shaumyika Sharma

This winter designers can warm up at The Chocolate Factory where views of the New York City skyline provide the perfect backdrop for designers and visual artists to expand their creative and technical palette.

Find new sources of inspiration to fuel client-driven and personal design work with the short course ‘Architecture Through a Mixed Media Lens,’ offered as part of Ogilvy & Mather’s Learning & Development program this December. Instructor Shaumyika Sharma teaches students to funnel images and objects into mixed-media blueprints in 2D, 3D and 4D formats, the idea being to re-envision design through an architectural sense of space. For more about previous sessions see student work and testimonials.

This seventh iteration of this course, which began at The Cooper Union in 2009, will run from 6:30pm-9:30pm on Wednesday December 3, Friday December 5, Monday December 8 and Thursday December 11; four sessions in total. The course costs $200. Each session begins with a short lecture and is followed by a hands-on studio session and critique. Please email for more information.

Shaumyika Sharma is a UK registered architect who has worked in the field of architecture in five countries for over 12 years. Her firm has been shortlisted for architecture competitions and her fine art work has been exhibited and sold in New York and Singapore. Shaumyika holds a Master’s in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and has taught at The Cooper Union and NYU.

Image credit: Joshua Werber, ATMML Summer 2013