Architectural Drafting for Hackers, Makers and Visionary Dilettantes
Los Angeles, CA
Please note: registration fee is for all six classes. Just please choose the date of the first class above. Sorry for the errors.
A 3-week architectural drafting class taught by Anne Hars at Machine Project, with assignments ranging from the practical to the fantastical. Learn how to take accurate measurements, draw to scale, and convey architectural ideas using old school pre-cad drafting tools and techniques. Whether you want to re-design your yard or your planet, basic drafting skills will help you describe your ideas accurately and with style. Throughout the class we also will be drawing inspiration from the drawings of Visionary Architects from the renaissance to the present.
In each class students will be encouraged to play with the tools and experiment with techniques. Handouts will be given out on the technical information with practice exercise that can be done out of class. After the first class, students will be given a list of tools and the choice to purchase their own.
In each class we will grok a visionary architectural drawing as well as a technical drawing as examples of techniques.
Class 1: Equipment and Materials – An introduction to leads and holders, lead weights and their different properties and uses, triangles and curves, the straight edge, templates, the compass, erasers and the erasing shield, scale rulers, tracing papers and various drawing surfaces.
Class 2: Architectural Drafting – Introduction to the conventions of architectural drawing. We will learn to “read” architecture plans, specifically looking at types of lines and what information each type of line may convey. We will learn about orthographic views: plan, section and elevation, and common symbols and what they mean.
Class 3: How to measure a space and then draw it to scale with clear dimensions.
Class 4: Basic introduction to perspective.
Class 5: Tones, textures and materials. We will go over techniques to represent materials.
Class 6: A short history of non standard, unconventional and “warped” views historically used to express the passage of time simultaneously in one drawing, the experience of passing through a space and the relationships between interior and exterior views.
This class is part of Machine Project’s Field Guide to L.A. Architecture.
1200 D North Alvarado Street