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Build drawing skills: freehand parallel projection

Drawing course
Mon 23 Nov 2020, 5-8pm

This online class is for built environment professionals who wish to improve their freehand parallel projection drawing and ability to communicate ideas visually. The crash course class can be taken individually or together with the 1 point and 2 point sessions to build a complete course.

During the three hour class, participants will evolve spatial visualisation skills by examining objects, understanding how to draw them in space using only lines to describe volume. Quick hand sketching, lines drawings, shapes and three-dimensional space and scale will also develop as participants learn to draw in proportion.

Perspective and projection drawings will be used to transfer images from imagination and plans to paper, and problem solve through drawing, building visual literacy. Options for how to draw surfaces and a development of personal style will also be discussed.

The session will start with a warm-up, working through the material together with quick sketches. The session will end with a chance to work on a longer and personal drawing of your subject, with one-to-one feedback. You will need paper and a selection of pens and pencils including a coloured pencil.

All students will be sent a link to the online classroom prior to the class.



Ilga Leimanis is a London-based visual artist and illustrator. Ilga has developed effective manual drawing skills and creative process courses, teaching at leading architecture and engineering practices in London and internationally. Ilga is a published writer currently working on a book on freehand perspective, a researcher, and founder of a monthly location drawing group.



"It was good to have thorough techniques for how to construct a drawing perspective."

"I now have a much better understanding of how to add volume to nongeometric shapes, and provide scale to furniture."

"So basic – and so important. Thank you Ilga!"

"I really loved the course. Learnt lots and hope I will do more courses with Ilga and the Building Centre."


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