Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Teaching drawing and sketching

This is my class; 6 architecture students hard at work to sketch the built environment in Maastricht.
Next to my regular job as an architect, I also gave a course of drawing and (hand)sketching for the Academy of Architecture in Maastricht (part of the Academy of Arts). It's a 4 year course to get a Masters degree in Architecture, 2 evenings and a full day a week.
I taught them the principles of linework, hatching, perspective, isometric and axonometric drawing, hand drawing, visual drawing and sketching as method of design. And more.
I finished the final session (of 7) last evening.
Very tiring but also very rewarding to do! Here you see them enthusiastically drawing a grey stone wall at 1 meter distance. It was real nice to find a new surprising challenge every week... haha.


Michael Lukyniuk said...

Your course sounds like something that I'd like to follow. You seem to have the sessions broken down into very specific components. Did you give a lot of assignments to the students or was it mostly lectures?

Rene Fijten said...

I always gave an introduction for about 15-20 minutes to explain theoretics or background. Then I would give them a few exercises and a discussion or review at the end. I think it worked quite well.