“If I had to reduce the world to one tool, it would be soft pencil”
"So much more than I expected from a 'drawing class', a new perspective in visualization was unravelled."
The perfect AA escape: for each of our sessions we will leave our usual AA haunts to draw on the unsurpassable cultural and visual richness available at world-class collections nearby. Focused on sensibility over technique, here you will find your drawn voice, as we explore what it means to author drawing that delivers your vision. We will intensively exercise the immediacy of hand drawing to synthesize, dissect, reinvent and repackage the fabulous worlds on display for us. Hand drawing is the single most important tool a designer can possess, and this is the perfect opportunity to improve your drawing significantly. Each of the session venues has a distinct content and materiality, and has been carefully chosen to strengthen a deep connection between vision, drawing and expression. Our one session in the AA Archives is a privileged opportunity to unpack the drawing strategies of a few of the AA’s great visionaries.
Individual coaching and group discussions will provoke the development of an effective range of drawing strategies throughout the course. During the second half of the term each student will independently develop a drawn architectural vision, one that is a natural manifestation of their emerging architectural concerns. The nature of the independent submission will be developed in discussions with the tutor, and it is to be submitted at the end of term along with digital copies of their session drawings.
Drawing in the Nation's Cupboards
Intermediate - Winter 2014