Constructive Sketching: Drawing from Thought and Experience

Parsons School of Design: Parsons First Year

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Constructive Sketching

Spring 2019

Taught By: Virginia Black

Section: A

CRN: 4245

Credits: 3

It is well known that drawing can help people reveal and convey ideas that are difficult to express with words alone. Furthermore, drawing can be used as an ethnographic tool to gain a deeper understanding of the condition one is studying- observing, constructing, reflecting, and reconstructing. This course goes beyond the art of “back-of-the-napkin” sketching to explore the art of the constructive sketch. Two ongoing concerns will be the study of drawing as a tool for rapid prototyping and analysis of embodied experiences of constructed space(s), which can include the study of material thinking, ergonomics, and movement through space over time. This class will develop understanding of both the physical as well as conceptual construction of a drawing, utilizing analog and digital techniques acquired in required first year coursework. In addition to topical lectures, class time will be spent working on assigned problems, working collaboratively and critically reflecting on choices made and the premises underlying those choices.

Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Parsons First Year (PUFY)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:50pm 12/12/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave

Room: 404

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019