The ability to sketch is the ability to visualize and transfer that vision, from your mind, to your hand, to the paper. The sketchbook is an important part of the process of design as a place to audition new ideas. Students will develop skills to observe, perceive, and authoritatively document space in order to better understand architecture and the built environment. Sites around the city that have historical or contemporary architectural significance will serve as inspiration.
Course Description: The intention of this course is to enable students to develop a passion for sketching and the essential graphic skills to fulfill their aspirations. The ability to “to sketch what you see”, “to understand what you see”, and to “love what you see”, underscores the fascination and beauty of the sketchbook and the visual curiosity of it’s author. It is the sketch that enters directly into the soul of the viewer, enabling them to see everyday things, hitherto never seen before! Sketching will enrich your ability to envision your surroundings quickly, and let you share your visions with others. Sketching is very personal and you will develop your own visual vocabulary as an expression of your interest and skills. In addition to the preliminary list of principles described, each class will have one overriding rule for sketching.