Monday, 27 March 2017

Week 9. Location Drawing at the Hive

Please meet at the Garage for a briefing on todays class...

Week 9. Location Drawing in the Hive.
This second week of location drawing takes place in the University and City Library, the Hive.
This task is about how you will decide your self to interpret the brief and your response to it independently, with minimum input from the Tutors.
Instead of using a typical sketchbook to draw in, we'd like you to make and use a maze-book. A maze-book is made out of single sheet of paper, folded and cut, and refolded to become a book with no discernible page order, nor top or bottom, so hence its name. This unusual format will not only change the sequence of your drawings, but how they are viewed as well.
We would like you to fill the book with drawings of the people in the building an also elements of the building itself.
·       Visitors moving about - (walking up and down stairs for instance)
·       In groups, students, families, library employees.
·       Library staff, librarians, café staff, cleaners, security etc.
·       People interacting with each other (putting up exhibitions!).
·       Young or/and old.
Remember how important it is to include the context of the HIVE, so include the;
·       Stairway,
·       Bookcases,
·       Café
·       Architectural fixtures, etc.
Consider all views, (not just eye level), such as;
·       Look through the library window to the outside world. 
·       Looking up to floors above,
·       Looking down to floors below
Use a viewfinder to help frame interesting and dynamic compositions, remember you can;
·       Zoom in, looking at detail
·       Zoom out, to include context
Use the maze book inventively,
·       Consider drawing across double spreads, or even several pages.
·       Use both portrait and landscape
·       Compare and contrast busy compositions with simple minimal compositions.
·       Quick, speedy drawings and longer duration, slower drawings.
·       Pace the book with pages of context, then pages of people in context.
Employ a variety of suitable techniques and approaches introduced during the drawing module.
You may also use any dry media. 

Write a list of potential drawing techniques and materials you'll likely to employ...

Maze-Book instructions

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