EXPRESSION OF LANDSCAPE
The course adapts drawing, or graphic expression in a broader sense, of the students beginning their studies in the subject, to the specific needs of Landscape Architecture as a language and as a tool for development, research and communication.
The course introduces students to the history, techniques, uses and conventions of hand and digital drawing in professional practice through a series of short theoretical classes, exercises and readings. It begins with freehand drawing of the landscape elements – with simple, monochrome techniques and without possibility of turning back to later introduce more complex strategies and representation to start working on simple temporal factors and the expression of the landscape as a dynamic process.
The first objective of the subject is to provide the student with daily practice and experimentation of most techniques and types of graphic expression, so that he can acquire the habit and the necessary skill for his later use in recognizing, understanding and expressing the environment and for research, development and presentation of its proposals.