This course aims to provide an introduction to the language of technical drawing with the necessary drawing tools, principles and techniques used by designers. Technical drawing is an essential skill to communicate with other people and to be able to understand each other. You will learn the basic language of drafting through a series of set drawings and projects and will be introduced to drafting equipment, basic geometry, line type, scales, views, sections, lettering and dimensioning, perspective drawing, as well as the sketches to assist in problem solving and the visualization of spatial relationships. Despite the development of ever more sophisticated CAD programs, manual drafting is the traditional means of creating representational graphics for furniture, product and all forms of three dimensional design and remains as relevant today as it has ever been. Manual drafting is essential to get a strong foundation which later on can be applied on computer drawing.
Shanee Beery studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins. Since being a student, Shanee has been an active Product Design Ambassador for UAL, taking different workshops around London with teenagers and adults as one, spreading the word 'Product Design'.
Please bring with you to the first session:
- 30cm ruler
- A3 Layout paper pad (45gsm or 50gsm)
- Set of squares - 31cm long
- 2H and HB pencils
- A decent compass - under Â£10.00
- A BASIC SIMPLE pencil sharpener
- Black Drawing Pens / Fine Liners - 0.05mm + 0.4m