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Rendering and Perspective
RENDERING
CLASS CODE: ARCH 260 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Rendering and perspective is a course dealing with basic perspective fundamentals required for freehand perspective drawing. It also includes the technical principles of perspective required to layout precise perspective constructions. The course will help build basic light, color, and rendering vocabulary required for quality drawing presentations.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: - Architectural Techniques
- Expressed Freehand and precise construction of one, two, and three point perspective
- Rendering Tools
- Creative Processes
- Reference Materials
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student will:
1. Understand the architectural techniques, expressed freehand and precise construction, of one, two and three point perspective.
2. Become acquainted in the use of rendering tools and media. Develop skills in color rendering by using color markers, pens, and pencils.
3. Learn and develop appreciate for creative proccesses.
4. Learn skills in the selection and use of reference materials and other sources of architectural perspective and rendering resource information.
REQUIREMENTS: It is required to attend the entire class time, including the class lab time. In addition to the class lab, each student will be required to spend outside of regular class the necessary drawing time to complete the given drawing assignments. Normally, the amount of time outside of class will be different for each student, however, in the past, successful students have budgetted between six to eight hours per week outside of regular class to do their homework assignment.

Evaluation and Grading: What you learn in class supercedes by about ten times the simple grade you receive. A student learns by doing and this rendering class requires A LOT OF DOING to become proficient. During lectures, students are expected to listen and draw along with the instructor. NO DRAWING OTHER THAN WHAT IS BEING LECTURED ON IS ACCEPTABLE. Points will be deducted if this is not followed.

Equipment/Materials and Lab Policy: All renderers, designers, draftspersons, and architects should begin to acquire equipment at an early stage in their education. Several points are important to consider when buying equipment:
1. Don't buy too much
2. Avoid novelty items
3. Get good quality
4. Take care of it so that it will last a lifetime. Consider your investment well spent.

The following list is the required equipment/materials list for this class:
1. Roll of 15" or 18" buff tracing paper
2. 45" 30 degree/60 degree or adjustable triangles (from Arch 160 class)
3. 18" metal ruler
4. Masking tape
5. 2H and #2 pencils
6. Architectural scale (from Arch 160 class)
7. Mat Knife - Xacto or similar
8. Kneaded eraser
9. White plastic eraser (from Arch 160 class)
10. Pens
a. Pigma Micro 005 or Staedtler Pigment Liner 01
b. Pigma Micro 01 or Pilot Precise V5 extra fine
c. Pilot Razor Point or Staedtler Lumocolor S 313 permanent ink
d. Eberhard Faber Design Art Marker 229-LF "pointed nib" or Sharpie fine point
11. Color Markers - Prismacolor
Most used colors for rendering: Brick Beige, Light Tan, Sand, Olive green, Lime Peel, Deco Pink, Teal Blue, Cloud blue, French Grey 10%, 30%, 50%.
Next colors to get: Sienna Brown, Lime Green, Dark Umber, Mineral Green, Cool Grey 10%, 30%, 50%, 90%, French Grey 20%, 70%. Additional depending on rendering color and method used.
12. Color Pencils - Prismacolor Black, White, Carmine red, Apple Green, Light Cerulean Blue, Greyed Lavender. Additional pencils depending on rendering color and method used.
13. Pastels - Depending on rendering color and method used.
14. Gouache and a fine brush or white gel pen.
PREREQUISITES: Arch 100, 102, 160
OTHER: The syllabus and class assignment sheet represent a tentative outline and schedule for this class. The instructor reserves the right to make changes, deletions, corrections, or additions during the course. You will be given notice in advance of any course changes. It is the student's responsibility to be in class when changes are given.

It is the student's responsibility to disclose to the teacher any special needs and/or learning disabilities he/she may have before the first week of class is over.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001