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Architectural Drawing For Beginners Online Short Course

Course description

This is a technical drawing workshop which provides a basic understanding of space and architecture.Throughout the week you will develop fundamental drawing skills so that you can employ the most appropriate medium for illustrating specific architectural ideas.

Who should take this course

The course is aimed at those interested in a future career in architecture, as well as those new to discipline and those who need a refresher week in a creative environment.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain in easy to understand accessible English, if they use any special terminology we make sure they explain what it is they mean.
  • New methodologies will be explained to you in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • We even include live demonstrations of particular techniques so that you can see exactly how things should be done.
  • We also offer a bunch of learning resources for you to access outside of the live lessons. This allows you to ensure you are up to date and you can practice and review the things that are important to you. Practice makes perfect after all!

Live interactive classrooms:

  • We like to do things the right way, that's why all of our online classes are live, you won't find any recordings here (well apart from the recording we provide in case you miss a live session)
  • Expect live interaction with your classmates from around the world, our students come from far and wide
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Discuss topics related to your course in real time via your microphone and camera or if you're not feeling brave, in the chat box
  • Miss a class? Thats ok you can catch up in a recording which is available for 2 weeks after your course runs

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • However we always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are a great addition to your C

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes as our face to face courses
  • Lesson recordings, for review, so you never have to miss a class
  • Access to the virtual learning environment with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access to the recordings of the live classroom sessions

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.

Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Available dates

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Topics covered:

The course will cover a variety of different types of drawing including plans, elevations, sections, details, axonometric - all drawn by hand.

You will begin with carrying out surveys and research, then learn how to analyse your investigations.

By the end of the course you will have developed you technical drawing skills. The drawings that you make could be used to begin a portfolio for applying to study architecture.


Online Short Course Materials
To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

Important drawing tools:

  • 2 x F pencils (between H and B pencil) and sharpener
  • pens 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.5, 0.8
  • scale ruler showing 1:10, 1:50, 1:100, 1:200.etc
  • 45º Set square, 25 cm long
  • 30º Set square, 30 cm long
  • rubber
  • erasing shield
  • masking tape
  • cutter or scissors
  • glue
  • measuring Tape (5m - 7.5m Stanley)
  • circular template or/and a pair of compasses
  • 10 x A1 drawing paper (594x840mm)20
  • 20 x A2 tracing paper (594x420mm)
Meet the Tutor:

This technical drawing workshop provides a basic understanding of space and architecture. Throughout the course you will develop fundamental drawing skills so that you can employ the most appropriate medium for illustrating specific architectural ideas.

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