Category Archives: Learning to Draw

Capstone Project, Master of Landscape Architecture

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A Culmination

I was recently nominated to compete for the American Society of Landscape Architects’s National Honor and Merit awards.  The announcement read: ‘Each year, the ASLA invites each accredited University program to nominate several of their graduating students for the awards … Continue reading

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The Map Is Not the Journey: Beginning the Capstone Process

Our first requirement for Project Programming involved mapping out the design process. Thinking about the next nine months, what are some of the considerations I’ll need to remember while making a successful capstone project?  Beyond that, how can I represent … Continue reading

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Cities on Water 2012 Murano Project

Beyond simply absorbing the culture and scenic beauty of Venice and discovering the nuances of this city within the sea, my class was involved in a design project that attempted to rejuvenate part of this historic place.  A short distance … Continue reading

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Venice Sketchbook Two

Sketching allows the artist to sit still and absorb the surroundings in depth.  As I study a space and interpret it onto the page, life is happening all around.  On a recent rainy Sunday I was whiling away my time … Continue reading

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Venice Sketchbook

  Sketching is becoming an increasingly important component of my life as I explore the nuances of the Venetian landscape.  I’ve been taking fewer photographs and instead trying to internalize my surroundings in a way that can only be accomplished … Continue reading

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Sketches from Second Week in Netherlands

My sketching is getting faster, more articulate.  I’m concentrating on studying spaces rather than individual things.  Trying to capture the momentum, the volume, the atmosphere, the alignments, the proportions, the scale.  Most of the field sketches shown here have taken … Continue reading

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Sketches From First Week in Netherlands

As we were perched in a bird blind on the island of Tiengemeten drawing the surrounding landscape, I overheard the resident biologist ask our instructor “What are they doing?” I remember when I was in Vietnam last summer, it seemed … Continue reading

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A dumb little thing about drawing rectangles and circles…

  Today I received my first graded AutoCAD assignment.  This project was, as the instructor called it, a “dumb little thing about drawing rectangles and circles.” It took me about three hours to do this work.  I know that I’ll become … Continue reading

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