Term: Winter 2024
Section: 2
Class Number: 253
Credits: 2
Required: Yes
Elective: No

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This studio course explores drawing and modeling as a means of understanding the relationships between things: their size, qualities, effects, and relative positions. The human body as a measure of the environment is a key concept in the course. Considerable attention is given to the development of a disciplined approach to the construction of measured drawings as a means for developing and describing design concepts. Though intended primarily for students considering a design-related career, it is open to students from any discipline wishing to improve their visual literacy and spatial perception.

Learning objectives:

  • Introduction to measured drawing through digital drawing.
  • Development of an understanding of dimension and proportion.
  • Notation of time and movement through drawing.
  • Full-scale three dimensional modeling.
  • Introduction to Zund and laser cutters.
  • Introduction to long exposure photography.

Software requirements:

  • Rhinoceros 3D
  • Adobe Illustrator

Drop/Add Deadline:  January 23, 2024


Mon, Wed 2-5pm B100 MLB (Jan. 10-Feb. 23)


Landon Carpenter