AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000
@AAMediaLab

STUDIO

FIRST YEAR / Term 1

MS-CORE



SEEING YOUR WAY TO DRAW
ANDERSON INGE 
Tuesdays, 2-5pm

“I'd always wanted to know the difference between a mark that was art and one that wasn't.”
Roy Lichtenstein

Seeing Your Way to Draw is freehand drawing course with sessions taking place in a series of exquisite national collections near the AA. The course is saturated with refining how we see, drawing, and exercising a language aimed at improving both.

Each session has a distinct theme, covering powerful approaches and techniques in drawing. Sessions begin with a short talk or demonstration, and the bulk of our time will be spent actively experimenting with strategies for developing evocative drawing.

The submission required for the end of the course will be a bound document bringing together the drawings completed throughout the course with reflections on the aims and challenges encountered along the way.

Session 1: INTRODUCTORY SESSION BEGINS WITH WORKSHOP IN BEDFORD SQUARE CLASSROOM. FOLLOWED BY DRAWING IN THE CLOCKS GALLERY, BRITISH MUSEUM: Tuesday 2nd October 2018
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Importance of mark-making and looking
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Paying attention to both objects and space
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Perspectival objects: integrating line and tone
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A vocabulary of form: language as a tool for seeing

Session 2: PETRI MUSEUM, OF UCL. MEET OUTSIDE MUSEUM: Tuesday 9th October 2018 
- Drawing space, as well as the objects in it
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Representing objects and their interiors; space that occupies objects
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A rhythm for looking
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The power of tone to show space

Session 3: PARTHENON MARBLES, BRITISH MUSEUM, ROOM 18. MEET THERE: Tuesday 16th October 2018
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Tone-alone; drawing without line
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Drawing life-forms
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Focusing on increments of tone

Session 4: RIBA ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS, 66 PORTLAND PLACE, W1B-1NR, MEET 1ST FLOOR FOYER AT TOP OF STAIRS: Tuesday 23rd October 2018 
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Focusing on architectural space and materials
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Capturing relationships between spaces
- Drawing construction details

OPEN WEEK

Session 5: DRAWING EN PLEIN AIR IN COVENT GARDEN MARKET, MEET THERE: Tuesday 6th November 2018
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Drawing the many materials used in construction
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Considering different points of view
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Imagined sections

Session 6: DRAWING EN PLEIN AIR IN SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL, MEET THERE: Tuesday 13th November 2018 
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Keeping the drawing simple and readable
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Using texture to deal with detail
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Differentiating large and small spaces

Session 7: CAST COURTS, VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM. MEET THERE: Tuesday 20th November 2018 
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Drawing deep space
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Using depth clues
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Drawing complex and dramatic space

Session 8: MS JURY DAY: Tuesday 27th November 2018 
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Pin-up and discussion review of the term’s work
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Hand-in of Booklet summarizing work for term