Introduction To Architectural Drawing
We will explore site observational sketching, the conventions of technical scaled architectural drawings, plus the basics of perspective and axonometric drawings and freehand drawings. The course will help you build confidence and develop your ability to visualize and draw space by direct application of drawing methods in an individually developed project. The project will take you through the entire architectural design process, from an idea to final presentation.
Who should take this course?
- Students planning a study of architecture and spatial design related fields wishing to develop their hand drawing skills.
- Individuals new to architecture who are keen to understand the language and practicalities of the design process.
Entry requirements: None
Tutor: The tutor on this course changes depending on the course dates. Tutors’ biographies are provided below. If you need to know which tutor is teaching a specific course, please contact us at Short Course Enquiries.
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Nicolas Feldmeyer is an artist working with space and light in a wide range of media, from drawing to installations, 3D renderings to videos. After completing an MSc in Architecture at ETH Zurich Feldmeyer studied Fine Arts at the San Francisco Art Institute on a Fulbright Grant. Feldmeyer received an MFA with distinction from the Slade. His work was awarded the Saatchi New Sensation Prize and has been exhibited internationally, including at the Photographer’s Gallery in London and reviewed in the Times and Art Monthly. Feldmeyer has taught at the Cass, the AA and Cambridge University. He is Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.
Please bring with you for the first session:
- Sketchbook or notebook (A4 or A5 sizes are ideal)
- Pens for sketching, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and thicker (Uniball as an example)
- Clutch Pencil for technical drafting
- Sharpener for clutch pencil
- Eraser holder with an eraser
- Erasing shield
- Scale Rule with the following scales: 1:1/1:100, 1:20/1:200, 1:5/1:50, 1:1250/1:2500
- Tape measure (at least 5 meters)
- Adjustable set square (20 cm minimum)
- A3 tracing pad (minimum 60 gsm - but a heavier weight may be better as it is more forgiving)
- Masking tape or Scotch (3M)
- Drafting Tape (25 mm wide)
- Simple A3 portfolio case or A3 carrying case