LADE403 – Graphics

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Module code
Module title
The aim of this module is to introduce students to a range of different ways to represent garden plans.
  • SX1703
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Graphically illustrate a range of garden elements using a variety of representation mediums.
Illustrate perspective and sectional drawings for specified garden situations.
Draft and render garden master plans for presentation.
Demonstrate correct technical representation in producing plans for garden construction purposes.
-Develop techniques for use of graphic tools; i.e. pencils, pens, charcoals, colouring products, photographs, collage scale models, and computer design, for sketching, painting, rendering, artistic expression and exploring garden design representation.
-Illustrate garden plan items; i.e. buildings, paths, driveways, plants, materials, features, structures, people, vehicles, in plan and in section.
-Technical drafting, orthogonal drawing (plan views, front views and side views), plans, elevations, cross-sections.
-Axonometric (3D representation) drawing, one point and two point perspective.
-Rendering including shading, texture effects, material effects.
-Computer Aided Design (CAD), basics of two dimensional use and representation.
-Mixed media plan finishing; photo overlay, collage, hand drawing, and CAD.
-Text styles, printing, annotations, label, title-blocks.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, and creation of portfolios of evidence.
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence 100
The weight of the overall assessment is equally distributed across learning outcomes.
The portfolio of evidence will demonstrate the achievement of the required knowledge, competencies and capabilities across all learning outcomes.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Garden Representation tutorial notes, exercises and readings
Moodle Site