Drawing and Drafting Course (7 week course)
Designers communicate visually. Drawing drafting and presentation skills are extremely important in order to achieve success. These are also central to a variety of other professions, and would make a great accompaniment to most occupations. This course is also a creative enhancement for younger adults still in school or early tertiary studies. With the new stackable courses, students can enjoy a theme or topic for leisure as a course on its own or opt for stacking each theme into a global credential. The Drawing and Drafting Course is offered with a credential of attendance for those who complete the course for leisure. Students may choose to submit the given assignments for assessment to obtain a credential of achievement/excellence or if they prefer, to stack the course into the global credential. This category does require some stationary that students can obtain if they opt to stack their courses or continue practicing as a hobby.Drawing-Drafting-1

Applicable to: Interior design, Garden Design, Architecture, Spatial Planners, Artists, Homeowners and people interested in the representation arts
Duration: 8 lessons presented on mornings, evenings or 3 full Saturdays
Approximate time of assignments: 4 times that of the classes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Repetition: 3 times annually
Price: R 6749.00 without stationary
Code: DDC

Plans and rendering:
Understanding and drawing of plans: Drawing-Drafting-2

This course explores the drawing methods, and layout of with reference to landscape or garden plans. A practical in-class example builds confidence and easy to use step by step notes and examples will build the base from which students can develop their skills.

Drafting:
Architectural drafting:

This course offers an introduction to technical drawing skills and the use of drawing instruments. We introduce students to scale and the various line qualities and denotations. The course shows some of the basic skills in setting up, hints and tips for working fast and efficiently and hosts a small practical in-class examples.

Elevations and rendering:
Drawing and rendering elevations:

This course explores the exciting design and drawing skills associated with elevations. The course starts with easy examples of the principles in elevation drawing, then progresses to more elaborate rendering and shading examples and insightful in-class exercises.

Drawing-Drafting-43D drawing:
Freehand perspective and axonometric drawing:

This course reconnoitres the three dimensional drawing realm. The course explains the principles of axonometric drawing, one point perspective and 2 point perspective sketching in a brief introduction of each followed by an in-class example. The course is an enjoyable take on a difficult model of drawing and will enhance even the artist’s skills.

Presentation Course:
Professional use of PowerPoint and layout:

This course takes an insightful look at graphic design and presentation. This would be a particularly helpful accompaniment to not only designers, but also to start-up businesses, entrepreneurs and young adults. The skills of presentation can be used in almost any career path. This course includes introduction to PowerPoint as a tool for presenting as well as compiling layouts and poster boards. Examples are made in class to show students how easy it is to be inspired by the latest graphic design trends. Students need to be somewhat computer literate for this course and need their own laptop to experiment on for the last quarter of the class.

Prices and starting date options...

Drawing and Drafting Course (7 weeks) R6 749  
Starting dates:
Morning courses:
14 February
7 May
1 November
Evening courses:
1 February
25 July
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Saturday course:
1 September
(Full Saturdays)
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Our Comprehensive courses are one of the most cost effective ways to study or invest in as an enthusiast. Our aim is to provide exceeding personal and career related value at an affordable price. Irene School of Garden Design accommodates smaller groups to ensure the quality we are renowned for, and to give students personal attention. Booking is essential to ensure you have a reservation on our industry leading course.

Our courses can be paid for up front or a 50% deposit and the remainder paid 2 weeks before the course ends.

Additional information. What you need to know…
All course notes are provided digitally: online to download or on your portable drive. Drawing-Drafting-3Computer design programs are provided as training tools only and students must use their own electronic equipment such as laptops or computers. We do our absolute best to keep additional costs to a minimum. Arrangements has been made for student discount on stationary, and printing. Plantland and Irene School of Garden Design co-op provide most of the plants and materials needed for the show garden exhibitions.

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