Class Introduction to Design Techniques

  • Presentation


    The student will be able to represent the real through drawing in different scales; use different types of graphic record; apply different techniques of drawing and understand their proper use for the proposed objectives.

  • Code


  • Syllabus


    Pictorial representation of the real (study of organic and inorganic forms)

    • Description of the objects through the contour. Outer and inner contour. Explicit and implicit lines. Conductive axes.

    • Proportion relations.

    • Perceiving the shape of a space: positive and negative forms

    • Representation of the pictorial space

    • Proportions and perspective: Depth indicators; Introduction to linear perspective; Plans and surfaces; Volumes; Scales; Relation far / near, indoor / outdoor etc.

    • Light and shadow: Shape modeling; Tonal values; styles of hatching


    Representation / Graphic Language

    • Use of line and stain

    • Light values

    • Depth

    • Textures



    • Exploration of different angles and frames; change of scales

    • Constructive relationships; Balance; Tension; Movement and rhythm.

    • Inverted drawings; filled and empty spaces; blind drawing and blind perception.

  • Objectives


    Learn to see
    Understand drawing as a tool of thought, expression and communication;
    Demonstrate the ability of analysis, observation and reflection;
    Reveal knowledge and apply different means and techniques of the drawing, helping the student to understand its appropriate use to the proposed objectives;
    Dedicate to the exercise of experimentation
    To think through drawing.

  • Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Teaching methodologies and assessment

    Lectures will be held to present the topics on the programme, using audiovisual resources. The classes include a group of practical exercises for drawing shapes and objects observed using different techniques

    The evaluation includes:
    –    Practical exercises developed in class.
    –    Practical exercises developed outside of class

    A nonattendance greater than 30% of the total teaching hours implies disapproval in the CU (not applicable for working students).
    Given the nature of this course, attendance at continuous assessment is mandatory. If the student misses more than 30% of the lessons and does not attend the continuous assessment sessions, he/she will not be able to take the exam.

  • References


    • Camp, Jeffery, (1993) (1981). Dibujar com los Grandes Maestros. Madrid: H. Blume Ediciones

    • EDWARDS, Betty (2000). Nuevo Aprender a Dibujar con el Lado Derecho del Cerebro. Barcelona: Ediciones Urano.

    • Hamilton, J. et al,. (2003) The Complete Book of Sketching. Great Britain: Canal Illustrated

    • Hockney, David (2001). Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters. Thames & Hudson

    • Kaupelis, Robert (1983) Learning to Draw. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications

    • Metzger, P. (1991) Perspective without Pain (I and II). London: Benedikt Taschen

    • Nicolaides, K. (1969). The Natural Way to Draw. Boston: Houghthon Miflin Company

    • Roberts, Doreen (1991) Drawing Workshop: Learn to Draw with Confidence. London: Harper Collins Publishers

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