HORT 90U: LANDSCAPE DESIGN: PERSPECTIVE SKETCHING
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||24 lecture per quarter (24 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Select appropriate perspective technique.
- Render landscape elements in perspective.
The student will be able to:
A. Select appropriate perspective technique.
B. Demonstrate understanding of rules of perspective.
C. Establish reference and guide points to draw perspective framework.
D. Locate and rough sketch landscape elements in perspective.
E. Render landscape elements.
A. Use of perspective as a landscape communication tool
1. One-point perspective
2. Two-point perspective
B. Rules of perspective
1. Vanishing lines
2. Diminishing objects in distance
3. Graying of objects in distance
C. Setup and drawing of one- and two-point perspectives
1. Selecting drawing angle
2. Setting horizon line
3. Establishing vanishing points
4. Preparing base plane grid
5. Establishing measuring line
D. Establishing location of objects
1. Locating objects
2. Rough sketching objects
E. Rendering objects in the landscape
1. Creating surface textures
2. Creating perspective through shading and depth perception
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Drawing projects.
B. Documented active participation which furthers design skills.
Method(s) of Instruction
C. Assigned reading activities.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Reid, Grant. Landscape Graphics (revised). New York, NY: Watson Guptill Publishers, 2002.
This is a seminal textbook for landscape graphics and a standard for teaching perspective sketching. The text remains relevant and critical for teaching this course.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments include reading approximately 10-20 pages per week from assigned text and supplemental reading.