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Digital Drawings: Points, Lines, Curves

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Go at your own pace
4 Sessions / 6 hours of work per session
Price
Free
Included w/ premium membership ($20/month)
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English, Spanish; Castilian, Chinese, Portuguese
Topics
Adobe, Design Architecture, Architecture, Rhino3D
Course Description

Introduction to rules-based drawing with software (Rhino3D and Adobe Illustrator) focusing on graphic compositions of points, lines, and curves. Exercises will introduce and utilize basic ordering systems, two-dimensional geometric operations, graphic compositional principles, and visual hierarchy and legibility with line weights, tone, and poché. Tangible outcomes from the assignments will include line and tone drawings, modulated field drawings, and graphic collage compositions.

schedule

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Session 1: Line Drivers – Rules-based Drawing with Line Weights (August 21, 2018)
A simple drawing exercise to introduce rules-based and algorithmic thinking. Student will experiment with simple geometric drawings and line weights.
6 lessons
1. Introduction
2. Defining Drawing Procedures
3. Geometry: Point, Line, Curve
4. Line Weights
5. Line Weights Demonstration
6. Conclusion
Session 2: Ordering 2D Modules – Geometric Operations (August 28, 2018)
A drawing exercise that introduces ordering systems and basic geometric operations. Graphic compositional principles will also be introduced.
7 lessons
1. Ordering Systems
2. Modular Repetition
3. Principles for Graphic Compositions
4. Geometric Operations
5. Demonstration
6. Demonstration Part 2
7. Conclusion
Session 3: Algorithmic Field Drawings (September 4, 2018)
A drawing exercise that introduces a more sophisticated field drawing type. These drawings begin a discussion about repetition, complexity, and larger, emergent effects.
5 lessons
1. Generative Algorithms
2. Generative Architecture
3. Speeding up with Macros
4. Recording and Comparing Results
5. Conclusion
Session 4: Digital Collage Compositions (September 11, 2018)
A drawing exercise that introduces collage and layering. Divergent drawing types can be combined to reinforce graphic composition principles.
6 lessons
1. Introduction + Complexity
2. Field Effects
3. Tween
4. Field Drawing Workflows
5. Demonstration
6. Conclusion
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Learning Outcomes

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What You Need to Take This Course

Prior Knowledge: Prior knowledge of Rhino3D, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop is helpful, but not required.

Materials: Textbook: Johnson and Vermillion (2016), Digital Design Exercises for Architecture Students, Routledge.

Equipment: Computer

Software: Rhino 3D, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

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