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Course Description

blue, green and purple pencil crayons resting on a sketched drawing of a landscape design

Exploring and extending skills in graphic communications is the primary goal of this course. Practice and continue to develop graphic techniques in plan, section and elevation drawings critical for landscape design students. New techniques for communicating design ideas will also be introduced such as axonometric drawings and the use of colour in presentations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Draw Axonometric projections;
  2. Create one and two-point perspectives;
  3. Demonstrate effective shading techniques;
  4. Colour plans to achieve the transfer of information; and
  5. Illustrate basic components of a Landscape Plan.

Course Topics

  • Communications, Lettering and Numbering
  • Sketching, Drawing and Scale
  • Plants, Hardscape and Water
  • People, Vehicles and Buildings
  • Elevations and Sections
  • Projections and Perspectives
  • Layout and Hierarchy
  • Shading and Shadowing
  • Colouring 101
  • Final Project

Additional Requirements

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of the Creating Landscapes Certificate.

Assessment

Assessment Item Weight
Weekly Exercises (11 x 5%) 55%
Discussion Participation (5 x 3%) 15%
Final Project 30%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.

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