Drawing for Designers: Techniques of Expression, Articulation, and Representation

The course is intended as a creative drawing laboratory for designers and an expressive and a playful supplement to computer based labor.

This course will master techniques in hand drawing, refining sensitivity to all details of what one sees, and developing capacity to articulate it in a visually convincing and evocative form.
The class projects will include work in outdoor and indoor situations and places, as well as drawings of life models. In the process of drawing, students will focus on the world of lines, textures, shapes, light, shade and values. We will use various tools, materials and artistic techniques including: pencils, vine charcoal, markers, ink and other wed and dry media, later combined with the use of camera, computer renderings, etc.

During the duration of the course students will complete several larger drawing projects. In addition, a special short assignment will be given at the beginning of each class session. There will be field trips to draw in city interior and exterior places and public situations.

In one nonrepresentational drawing projects students will focus on formal articulation of emotional life experience.

In another project we will explore performance of human body in interaction with elements of architectural environment

In a final project students will experiment with the use of the technique of wall drawing to visually transform the perception and meaning of specific architectural space.

Working on studio projects will be supplemented by museum visits, presentations and discussions of relevant examples from art history and contemporary art.

Guest artists will be invited as a reviewers for the final projects presentation and exhibition.
For the first class session please bring: soft charcoal-vine sticks and a large kneaded eraser.