What is the course about?
On this practical course you will be introduced to visualising interior spaces through the use of axonometric drawing,. Axonometric drawings are measurable using plan and elevation drawings as their source material. You will also learn how to read and draw simple plans and elevations to scale. Throughout the course you will use accessible user friendly materials to realise your drawing.
What previous students liked most about this course: “The flexibility of the tutor - how they related and expanded axonometric drawing into plans and elevations as well as drawing 3D objects such as furniture.”.
“Small group, possibility for lots of questions and individual attention.”
“It was well paced. The teaching was excellent and very accommodating to the different aims and skills sets of the students. Brilliant teacher (Ute). Great resources and lots of info.”
“I enjoyed creating an axonometric drawing from the plan. It felt like a moment of realisation and achievement. Ute is very personable and helpful teacher. She was very encouraging and I enjoyed learning with her.”
What will we cover?
- Learn how to read simple plan and elevation drawings
- Practice how to draw to scale
- Learn how to develop an axonometric drawing.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use equipment and drawing materials with confidence
- Understand the use of scale in drawing
- Be able to read basic plans and elevations to scale
- Draw furniture on your plans and elevations, using templates
- Understand the basic concepts of an axonometric drawing
- Follow good studio practice.
What previous students have achieved on this course: s“I’m now able to communicate building design to others effectively.” H.
“I have more confidence drawing in scale and drawing elevation drawings of space containing multiple objects. I understand the basis of axonometric drawing. This is of benefit to me when drawing/sketching ideas/layouts for exhibitions.” LH
“How to do axonometric drawing. It’s opened up a direction so I can self-study and I have an idea for future courses.” KM
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The short course is beginners level and suitable for all who would like to add formal drawing to their creative skills. It can be used as an invaluable resource in preparation for computer aided design and interior design courses.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
A mixture of ‘hands on ‘ workshops, demonstrations, group discussion, individual drawing advice and examples of interior designers' and architects' drawings. This course requires no homework but you may enjoy practicing some of the topics in your sketchbook.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a sketch book to record visual ideas, a folder for filing course handouts. All other materials will be provided.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, Build students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Use your drawing skills to start a new career in Interior Design with VF500 Build interior design course.
Build offer a range of courses in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your Interior Design practice.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details