• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Drawing

Sketches of the built environment are analytical drawings that generally convey an overall image. We do these drawings to gain a greater understanding of the nature of the man-made and natural landscape. To capture and convey the essence of a place, such drawings must be executed quickly, accurately, and with confidence.

This class seeks to allow each student to create studies on site, in various locations, observing two architectural styles in detail, while enhancing their skills and confidence. Rather than attempting to draw the entire building or several buildings in the context of one another, we will work on particular details of buildings and structures. We will try to force our minds to isolate interesting building details and ornaments which will improve our focus, concentration, and understanding of architecture. In this class architectural subjects will be treated with the same approach as still lifes. In studio, we will set up and regulate proportions using construction lines and set our objects and studies in large compositions. Each student will enhance their studies in studio, creating free hand drawings which will be rendered. We will play with shading and work with various methods for rendering value using pencil or ink pens (other value-producing media are ink wash, watercolor wash and markers). Architectural styles will include Romanesque and Art Deco.

The first 4 classes will be in the field, sketching and capturing 4 various buildings. The last 4 classes will be spent in studio, developing, enhancing, and composing large scale drawings with more depth and precision.


Tuition $335 | Materials fee $25 | Total $360   

Notes: Please be advised there will be no class, Tuesday, Oct. 9.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • understanding architectural ornaments/details
  • refining sketching, freehand drawings skills
  • developing greater hand eye coordination
  • discovering various historical buildings and highlighting their ornaments

Materials to Bring

  • A Sketchpad (size is your preference, yet it should be portable)
  • Graphite Pencils HB and 2B and pencil Sharpener or  Mechanical Pencil with HB and 2B lead
  • Small transparent set square
  • 2 Foldback clips
  • Notepad (if you like taking notes)
 
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