Year 9 TECHNOLOGY - Architecture: Drawing and Design

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs T. Tippett

Do you like drawing and designing - dream of one day being someone who designs buildings and spaces for people ?

Come and join the class and learn how to sketch by hand in 2D and 3D and learn how to develop your creative thinking skills.

Then use your new drawing skills and creative abilities to design a striking ‘Rescue Boat Shed’, that can be situated on the edges of lakes around New Zealand for a new safety initiative.

 You will work in the Tawa College Graphics Design Room. Please note there is NO computer use in this course.

You will learn:

·   how to draw in 2D and 3D by hand  

·   how to create and communicate design ideas using visual communication techniques

·   how to use colour pencils effectively to show materials and tonal shading

  Photograph from Pinterest is indicative of spatial design only.


Course Overview

Semester A
This is a one semester course.
In the first part of the semester you will learn how to draw freehand (no rulers) in 2D and 3D. You will also learn a range of techniques to develop your creative thinking skills.
In the second part of this semester you will undertake the project to design a 'Rescue Boat Shed'.

Recommended Prior Learning

You will need a strong interest in design and drawing by hand. You will enjoy being creative and want to develop your creative thinking and design skills. (NB: There is NO computer use in this course).

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will be required to purchase 2 A3 Visual Diaries in LANDSCAPE format. (1 for project work and 1 for drawing lessons)
Students will also need a set of 24 colour pencils, a H, HB and 2B pencil, eraser and a glue stick.