Luis Ruiz Padrón holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Seville and is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Architecture at the University of Malaga. He is the founder of the group Urban Sketchers Málaga, president of the cultural association Malagráfica and has given numerous workshops, courses and conferences related to urban drawing in various cities around the world.
A compulsive sketcher, his sketchbooks convey both his travels and everyday life and have ended up forming part of several books. From 2016 to 2022 he collaborated weekly with the SUR newspaper in Malaga, making a popular drawn and written chronicle of the city entitled “Málaga a trazos”.

Price: €72 each workshop. 15% discount for 2 workshops (code: BCN10-2WORKSHOPS)

Languages: Spanish and English

Our fellow sufferer

Morning workshop: W4 (M)
9:30h. Meeting point to collect material:Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
de 10h a 13h. Workshop: Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau
Afternoon workshop: W4 (T)
15:30h. Meeting point to collect material: Fundació Tàpies
de 16h a 19h. Workshop: Fundació Tàpies
20h Photo finish of all workshops: MACBA


Paul Klee referred to the building as “our fellow sufferer” given that the urban architecture is where the everyday activity of the human beings happens.
In this workshop, guidelines and advice will be proposed to represent the two-sided relationship between architecture and life on the streets, by adopting some of the perceptive principles of the Gestalt school.
In order to achieve this, it will take advantage of the fact that this year marks the centenary of the death of the Barcelona architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the greatest representatives of the Catalan modernist movement. His built work will serve as the location for the workshop.
We will work mainly with line, that is to say, the basic material to work with will be the pen or the liner. Subsequent touches with watercolour with a reduced palette will complete the exercise.