Interior design: perspective drawing
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course is FREE if a) you live in London and your job is at risk of redundancy or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VF459
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
You will be introduced to perspective drawing, which can be partially measured, using plan and elevation drawings to scale as source. You will also learn how to read and draw simple plans and elevations to scale. Material will be user friendly.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- An introduction how to use architectural drawing tools and materials
- Learn how to use plans and elevations to scale to develop a perspective drawing
- You will start with a short introduction to formal drawing and finish with perspective views of a space.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use equipment and materials with confidence
- Understand the use of scale in drawing
- Be able to read basic plans and elevations to scale
- Draw furniture on plan and elevation
- Understand the concept of a perspective drawing, beginner’s level
- Research and document related information using your sketchbook
- Follow good studio practice.
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 to prepare for computer aided design and interior design courses.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
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 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.
- You need access to an A4 printer to print out some of the course material prior to the class. This will be available in advance on Google Classroom.
- You need a drawing board, not smaller than A3, or a smooth table on which to tape your drawing. We recommend a well-lit space.
- 1 pad of A3 drawing paper (420x297mm) (or 15 sheets of A3 paper)
- 1 pad of A4 tracing paper
- Pencils HB or H or 2B
- Colour pencils of your choice
- Pencil sharpener
- Masking tape
Please also gather these important drawing tools:
1 scale ruler, showing 1:50, 1:100 and 1:20 or 1:25*
- 1 ruler 30 cm long
- One Set square, 45 º /45 º or a 30º / 60º Set square. Set squares should not be smaller than 20cm on the long side. Set squares smaller than 20cm will make it difficult to draw.
- If available for you, a phone camera to upload photos of your drawings to Google Classroom.
- Optional: a pen such as a pigment liner: 1.00mm 0.5mm,0.3 mm
*If you have no access to a scale ruler, a printable copy of a scale ruler, scale 1:50, 1:100 and 1:25 will be available on Google Classroom.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Develop your skills further with VF500 City Lit interior design course.
City Lit 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.