Friday, February 22, 2013

Barcelona Perspectives: Percepting and drawing Architecture (Workshop J)




Instructors: Florian Afflerbach and Arno Hartmann
Location: Caixafòrum

"You always have to express what is there to see – but above all you always have to (and that's far more difficult) see what is there to see." (Le Corbusier, famous architect, in a speech to students, 1962)
Starting from this quotation, we want to teach the participants to see correctly, which – in the end – means to draw correctly. The workshop is about drawing architecture correctly. It is a beginner’s or advanced workshop.

Sample Exercises

We are using a frame that represents the sheet of the paper. We make sure about our position towards the building we’re going to draw with preparatory drawings. Walking through the city, we’re mostly in a perspective relation to its buildings. A grid tells us about spatial shortening through perspective. With the grid, we’re able to transfer the correct proportions. The pencil can be used to find the horizon, which is important to establish the vanishing points onto the paper. The frame and the grid (and far more other drawing supports) will be attached to a script we hand out to every participant.

Learning goals
  • Learn how to see correctly through tutorials about perception, image plane and common perspective drawing.
  • To develop a feeling for space and proportions.
  • Knowledge about the dependence between viewpoint, angle and composition.
  • Perspective skills with 1 and 2 vanishing points.
  • Get to know architecture through drawing.

Supply list

Any kind of pencils or markers and water colours, on corresponding paper, in a sketchbook, sketch-pad or single sheets. We recommend to draw on big sheets.

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