18 and older
Words are good descriptors and CAD programs represent a revolutionary drafting tool, but drawing is the creative link between the imagination and the realization of an idea. Today, technical drawing takes on a different purpose. This different purpose is in connection with spatial visualization and the ability to transfer that visualization to paper or computer, directly and fluently.
Through structured in-class hand drafting exercises, students explore critical technical drawing topics such as orthographic projection, isometric drawing, hidden views, sectional views, line types, line weights, and scale. To some degree, CAD has made hand drawing obsolete but only those with a profound understanding of geometry and spatial skills can make the best use of CAD systems.
Students are required to bring the following supplies:
- 11”x17” unlined drawing paper
- drawing pencils (HB, H or F weight)
- 12" roll of tracing paper
- 12" architect's scale ruler
- 8” 30 degree / 60 degree triangle
- 6” 45 degree triangle
- 6” protractor
- drafting tape or dots
- and pencil sharpener (not electric).
These items can be purchased at the NYSID art supply store. Drawing boards with parallel straight edges will be provided.
As an academic institution of higher learning, NYSID cannot put a Purchaser’s name (or contact information) in the Student field if they are not the student taking the course. Before booking this class, please make sure you are the Student attending the course and are using your Student information on both the Purchaser and Student field in the enrollment details. Please note enrollments not having the Student information on both fields will have to be canceled/not accepted.