Visual Studies

This course will emphasize the construction of space on the two-dimensional surface by way of freehand drawing. In-class visual exercises will identify key concepts in the construction of volume and introduce the student of architecture to techniques and methods of drawing. Homework assignments will extend the in-class lesson to the subject of an architectural motif. The student will be asked to represent architectural spaces in varying ways, culminating in a visual essay of an architectural subject. Acuity of visual perception, accuracy in measurement and proportion, precision in construction, and introduction to the ideas of visual structure and critical analysis will be issues of this drawing studio. The representation of building design in plan and section will attend the freehand drawing focus. The class intends to introduce the relationship between visual perception and analytical construction.