2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HORT 125 - Landscape Drawing and Graphics

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Laboratory Hours: 3

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course introduces students to the basic line drawing and illustration techniques used to prepare analysis, design, and presentation drawings that are vital in communicating design intent to a client. A variety of drawing mediums used in line drawing will be explored including graphite pencils, colored pencils, markers as well as an introduction to digital graphics. Culminating this course, students will be introduced to color composition principles to further their artistic endeavors in rendering landscape plans. Historic perspectives on landscape drawings, drawing mediums and landscape styles will provide background knowledge and additional drawing options to participating students.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: GE8: Arts: During the course the student will:

  1. demonstrate understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.

The student will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyze the basic elements (line, plane, form/space, texture, color) and principles of design and composition (unity, balance, variety, scale/proportion, focal point, etc.)
  2. Draw landscape elements from outdoor examination.
  3. Demonstrate a working proficiency in various line drawings useful in illustrating landscape design:
    1. Typical drawings to be covered will include but not be limited to:
      1. Analysis graphics
      2. Landscape plan view drawings with illustrative graphics
      3. Landscape elevation and section drawings with illustrative graphics
      4. Para-line drawings with illustrative landscape graphics
      5. Perspective drawings with illustrative landscape graphics
  4. Identify artistic forms and techniques used in current or historic landscape drawing materials and illustrations.
  5. Illustrate the principles of color composition.