Wednesday 07/06


Meet and greet. Will review the setup of the studio and strategies to establish much needed storage space. Introduction to studio culture talk, review supplies needed for section 07, and setting up studio (giving advise on constructing storage and camera mount above desks). Will address any questions about Google Calendar and Studio Blog access. Students should claim a desk and organize the studio, leaving one desk free for a photography booth.


Instructor will do a 30 minute demonstration of drawing techniques in class to get started on project. Review of point symbols, line-weights, line-types, using drawing tools, craft, components, sub-components, relationships / syntax will be covered. Playground will also get into recursive subdivision as a procedural way to execute rules for non-linear outcomes in drawings.Students should come with all drawing supplies and4 sheets of 24×18 vellum.



Borco vinyl cover for desk surface, Mayline, clamped desk lamp, fixed and adjustable triangles, rulers, architectural scales, compass, lead holders, erasers, erasure shields, drafting brushes, lead pointer, olfa knife, cutting mat.


leads, pens + felt tip pens, opaque Strathmore paper (pencil), Vellum (for pencil) , Mylar/Drawing Film (for pen), Tracing Paper (used with either pen or pencil for quick sketching)


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Mayline 01 and 02

restringing a Mayline


(discount with a valid student ID)
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Line-weights, pencil vs. pen


Goals of your drawing:

separation of information in layers

emphasis and/or hierarchy in a drawing

syntax in drawing

revealing part-whole relationship


Examples of using line-weights, types and point types to make hierarchies within the drawing (You determine the hierarchy within your drawing) Line-weights and types are consistent across sets of information/groups:

14SP_MGO_Low_DR1_low res Russell Low, 2014