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Accessing Architecture Through Drawing
Drawing is the essential tool of the architect and designer. Learning to draw for exploration, idea development and communication are crucial skills and involve different approaches. Drawing architecture is also a way to obtain a deeper understanding of the intricacies and subtleties that characterize the built environment around us. In this seminar, you will learn how to draw for exploration, develop a design approach and construct conventional architectural drawings such as plans, elevations, and sections to communicate their ideas. You will draw with a variety of analog and digital tools. Once basic skills in drawing are acquired, you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned to increasingly complex, but still manageable, architectural design projects. This course assumes no prior experience in drawing. However it does assume a desire to learn to draw, explore the ambiguity of the design process, and see how the two are related.
This course will be offered in Autumn and Spring quarters.