UCLA – Basic Drawing, Winter 2013

Left to Right: Aldo Ynigo, Teresa Kamara, Helen Hartung, Yoon Jung Kim, Russell Acerman, Brian De Paz; Back Left - David Squires, instructor

I was the instructor for this course during the Winter 2013 quarter through the Landscape Architecture program at UCLA Extension in Los Angeles, California. The course met eight (8) Mondays in studio and traveled to three (3) locations for field studies and the final exam – The Getty Center, The Getty Villa and Greystone Mansion.

The course learning objectives are:

-Develope observation/seeing skills. Learn to focus. Greater sense of awareness.
-Plan and establish a drawing format and process.
-Using pencil and paper learn basic drawing tools and techniques, along with an understanding of basic drawing terms.
-Understanding beginning drawing principles and applications of one (1) and two (2) point perspective.
-Drawing of basic landscape elements.
-Apply the knowledge and skills learned through in-class drawing exercises, take home drawing exercises, written quizzes, drawing presentations and discussions, field drawing studies and sketchbook/journal sketches and documentation.

More about this class and the Landscape Architecture Program at UCLA Extension can be found by clicking on this link.

Please visit my Flickr site to view the student drawings for this course. The student drawings can be found in the set titled ‘Basic Drawing, Winter 2013′ – view the ‘slide show’. Student experience levels ranged from no drawing experience to some and came from varied professional backgrounds…..termendous improvement was made by all – good job everyone!

I will be teaching this course again during Summer quarter 2013….. which begins Monday, June 24th. All skill levels and interests are welcome to attend. Hope to see you in class

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