This is an introductory drawing workshop for students interested in architecture. There are at least four categories of drawing that will be developed. The first will concentrate on direct observation – form, light, shadow, texture, color. The second will explore analytical diagramming. We will investigate methods of organizing and mapping visual information.The third is based on the conventions of projection, including descriptive geometry (plan, section and elevation) and constructed perspectives. The fourth will be based on speculative, imaginary or visionary drawings. In each class, there will be a workshop, followed by a drawing assignment. In addition, students will maintain visual journal. Associated Readings will explore the history of architectural drawing.
This course can serve as a prerequisite for Architecture I – Elements being offered in Spring 2014.