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Architectural Drawing Level 1 Short Course

Course description

Are you planning to study architectural and spatial design and want to develop or refresh your technical drawing skills? This course will help you to build your confidence and your ability to visualize and draw space by applying drawing methods to an individually developed project. The project will take you through the entire architectural design process, from conceptualization to final presentation, including techniques such as sketching, technical drawing, and material experimentation.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

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.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Topics covered:

  • site observational sketching skills
  • the conventions of technical scaled architectural drawings
  • the basics of perspective and axonometric drawings
  • the use of fundamental freehand drawings during design development
  • the use of materiality to inform the design process in different scales
  • the use of concept models and working models as important part of the design development process


Please bring with you for the first session:

  • Sketchbook or notebook (A4 or A3 sizes are ideal)
  • Sketching pencils, a set of at least 3 (HB, B, H)
  • Pens for sketching, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and thicker. Preferably black
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Scale Rule with the following scales: 1:1/1:100, 1:20/1:200, 1:5/1:50, 1:1250/1:2500
  • Tape measure
  • A3 tracing pad (minimum 60 gsm - but a heavier weight may be better as it is more forgiving)

Items required for the latter half of the course:

  • Adjustable set square (20 cm minimum)
  • Isometric graph paper pad, size A4

Meet the Tutor:

Develop or refresh your technical architectural drawing skills. Apply methods to an individually developed project taking you from conceptualization to final presentation, including sketching, technical drawing and material experimentation.

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