Develop your ability to clearly communicate your ideas with sketches and drawings in this short workshop. Learn some ‘tricks of the trade' to create more sophisticated renderings and practice techniques such as adding shadow, creating depth, and drawing in perspective to create a level of sophistication that will add to your graphic presentations. Some prior drawing experience is preferred, but not essential. Bring a sketchbook.
Course start time: Friday, 7pm
Course end time: Sunday, 5pm
"Really appreciated the instructors’ willingness to share perspective from their personal professional experience."
- Competency Level: Beginner to Intermediate
- AIA credits: 16 -- Qualifies for HSW and SD requirements.
Architectural Freehand Drawing
Drawing is not only artistic expression, but also a practical and useful tool for formulating and working through design problems. By learning to see, imagine, and represent images, students will develop the skills to communicate their ideas clearly and accurately through drawing.
- Sketchbook - medium size
- Graphite Pencils - 2h, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B (Staedtler makes a good kit)
- White Plastic Eraser
- Pencil Sharpener (something you can fit in your pocket)
Introductory evening session
- Keeping a Sketchbook
- An explanation of Contour Drawing
- Make ViewFinders
- Line and Shape Drawing Exercises
- Still-life Exercise
- Discuss Form and Structure - Blocking out Images and then adding detail
- Form and Structure Exercises
- Building a Drawing - establish composition and structure
- Layer tonal values and textures
- Add significant details
- Perspective Drawing
- Setting up a perspective drawing with one point and two point views/focal points
- Highlighting elements
- Suggestive context
- Applying tonal value, texture, shade, and shadow
- Discuss Sighting, Organizing Shapes
- Discuss Tone and Texture, techniques for adding value, conveying light, shade, shadow, highlighting
- Shade and Shadows, Colors Exercises
- Perspective Perspective Perspectives!!!
- Pin-Up and Review of today’s exercises
- Students take a trip to Montpelier or Champlain College Campus for Urban Sketching OR start and complete Final Project (a visual essay of Yestermorrow)
- Pin-Up and Review of Final Project