Visual Arts 1a/G&D1

  Sketch of folded paper © S. Hensel

This course teaches the basics of visual design. In addition to perception, visual thinking in a spatial + functional context, spatial imagination, the ability to abstract in a meaningful way, and the development of a visual memory are encouraged. Students gain insight into the specific characteristics and possibilities of manual techniques of design. The intensive practical exercises require the development of a 'fingertip feeling' and the ability to select and apply design and representation techniques in a way that is motivated by content.

Exercises (of increasing complexity) include drawing from sight as an instrument of conscious perception, drawing as a design tool, and as a tool for analysis and thought. In addition, an experimental approach to representation is taught.

Dates: Mondays: lecture + Tool Tips: 12:15 - 1:30 p.m., supervision: 1:30 - 2:15 p.m, 
Studio exercise Monday or Tuesday depending on the group (see RWTHonline/RWTHMoodle).

Prof.Thomas Schmitz Hannah Groninger Sina Hensel  Yu Chen