Undergraduate Course: Drawing Spaces (DESI08138)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will investigate a range of drawing techniques, skills, and exploration in relation to three-dimensional spaces. Through a series of theoretical lectures, practical workshops and field visits, students will learn skills, practise applying them, and experiment in a range of media, in order to respond to real spaces within urban environments through freehand drawing.
Looking at a variety of existing spaces, and drawing them in different styles, including perspective, scale and detail, students will be taught a range of key three-dimensional hand-drawing skills, to allow them to express their ideas in a professional manner.
Lectures will provide key points for focus and discussion, exploring themes of drawing theory, history of drawing, and diverse drawing styles. These theoretical lectures will accompany a series of weekly seminars, visits and workshops, where students will test out the various styles and themes discussed.
Each student will develop their own sketchbook throughout the course, charting the progression of their own drawing style and practice. Based on a given theme, students will then be asked to develop an individual response to the former in sketchbook form, which will act as a conduit for the exploration of new lines of enquiry.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental principles of three-dimensional hand drawing.
- Apply a range of drawing-based techniques and responses to the representation of three-dimensional spaces.
- Communicate an individual creative response to a topic through three-dimensional drawing in a structured professional sketchbook format.
|Meier-Pauken, K. Quick and Lively Urban Sketching. Searchpress Ltd. (2016)|
Plunkett, D. Drawing for Interior Design. Laurence King. (2009)
Travis, S. Sketching for Architecture and Interior Design. Laurence King. (2015)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Spatial Awareness, Sketching, Drawing Techniques
|Keywords||drawing by hand,perspective,sketchbook,mixed media
|Course organiser||Ms Gina Leith
|Course secretary||Miss Karolina Mazur
Tel: (0131 6)51 5712