GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012

02446: Advanced Drawing (VIS 0244600)

Landscape Architecture
Workshop - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Wednesday 8:30 - 11:30   7 Sumner 402

Course Tools for this course (Canvas)

Ewa Harabasz

Course Description

The course objective is to advance through drawing students' visual skills in artistic representation and creative imagination.
Assigned and generated by students projects will focus on both natural and built environment, as well as on emotional perception, bodily experience and metaphoric interpretation of landscape.
This course will be mastering technical and artistic skills in hand drawing, refine sensitivity to all details of what one sees, and develop capacity to articulate it in a visually convincing and evocative form. Projects will include work in outdoor and indoor situations and places and drawing of life models.
In the process of drawing students we 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, conte pastels, markers, ink and other media, later combined with the use of camera, press imagery, computer renderings, etc. Drawing projects may include:

During the course references will be made to historical approaches to landscape as in:
Tang Dynasty (L. Sixun, L.Zhaodao),
Renaissance, (P. Bruegel),
Romanticism (T. Cole, C.D._Friedrich),
Cubism (Cezanne),
Expressionism (E, Munch),
Surrealism (S.Dali),
Realism (G. Courbet, J.M.W Turner),
Land/Earth Art (R. Smithson),
Feminist Art (Ana Mendieta, P. Chang), and others.