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Architectural Drawing Short Course

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Course information

Why do this course?

Drawing is a tremendously valuable means of investigating the environments, discovering places, spaces, details, content and atmosphere. The aim is to develop individual techniques, improve skills and experiment to produce both observed and experimental drawings. Discover how environments are used and how they can be affected.

Course description

The course will focus on drawing architecture. In an attempt to practice without limitations, this course looks to explore the built environment and in particular London under the topic of ‘thinking through drawing'. One of the most engaging ways of investigating the city is through drawing. Drawing is a tremendously valuable means of investigating environments and discovering new places, spaces, details, content and atmospheres. As an observation of the city through drawing not just simply as a record, this course looks to undress the city; peel back its layers and see beneath the skin discovering how environments are used and how can they be affected.

As an insightful introduction to ‘thinking through drawing', you will investigate the theme of the hidden. It will be very useful to produce measured and even evidenced drawings of the city, however you are to embark on a journey that explores the viewpoint of the privileged, seeing beneath the facades and revealing the inner workings. Through a series of drawings artistic and architectural, you will depict scenes never exposed before.

Walking is a tool of the explorer, when we walk we discover, seeing moments of beauty, both of the everyday and the extraordinary. London is formed of material both historical and contemporary, it is a place constantly changing and evolving through construction, habitation, time and climate.

The aim is to develop individual techniques, improve skills and experiment with mixed media to produce observed and experimental drawings. As part of your practice of drawing, you will undertake a range of exercises producing sketches, formal compositions, diagrams, storyboards, instructions and performance drawings through observations and as demonstrations.

Course structure

  • Day 1: Meet and greet at Knights Park campus. Inventory and half-day walking local areas of Kingston town – documentary drawing.
  • Day 2: Exploring habitation walking the streets between the home and workplace.
  • Day 3: Exploring activation, understanding the connective powers of London's bridges, north to south, east to west.
  • Day 4: Exploring the city from above street level, a view of the privilege.
  • Day 5: Return to Knights Park campus to exhibit work and final crit.

* example only, subject to change

Course tutor

Gregg Epps

Booking information

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