The first lessons will center around a small study to get more familiar with taking notes in a visual way, how to put things on paper, and more specific what and why? We’ll start with observing what is happening in a given space, the studio/classroom in this case: the other students, the space itself, furniture, all kinds of objects, the windows and what’s happening outside. After a first global impression other things could be noticed: different kinds of materials, textures, books and their specific content, the electricity tubes at the ceiling, colours... Or how to visualise the different functions of the classroom, how you move through the space, from the doorway to your working table, have you been everywhere is the room?

Develop a keen eye for detail, structures, overview, particular combinations of objects, colors, light, shadow, the architecture of the space, its atmosphere, etc... How to translate these observations into drawings, and how to make sure they communicate these qualities in a personal and interesting way.

Think about how you’ll order all the collected information:

The final drawing should be 50 x 70 cm. Your progress, notes and sketches are also an important part of this project.


Mapping the Classroom, Rebecca Voorwald, 2017


Mapping the Classroom, Rebecca Voorwald, 2017


Mapping the Classroom, Iris Roosendaal, 2017


Mapping the classroom, Iris Roosendaal, 2017


“The idea part is simple but the visual perception is complex.” - Sol LeWitt

For this exercise we’ll make a series of drawings of 3 boxes, following a list of instructions as a guideline in a set time. Every step takes about 3 minutes.

A. Draw the 3 boxes only in deconstructed elements:

Draw the 3 boxes as volumes:

Draw the boxes in different conditions:

B. This exercise on composition contains 3 parts. Using all the drawing you just made from the boxes, you are now going to make three new drawings using 2 of the following tools, and one chosen by yourself: