‘The ability of a building to change is an element of the relevant stability of a neighbourhood. A vital neighbourhood changes, but more slowly than the individual buildings within it’ – 1 Davis, Howard (2012), Living Over The Store – Architecture and Local Urban Life, London & 93 New York, Routledge, p.93
The aim of the workshop is to record through scale elevation drawing some of the places and spaces that you feel are vital parts of your neighbourhood within Glasgow. These may be businesses that you have relied upon during the pandemic, such as coffee shops and local newsagents; or places that you have dearly missed during periods of lockdown such as pubs and restaurants, they could be places where a particular interest is shared, such as a doocots, or bowling clubs; a place of worship, or recreation, such as a park. Ideally the drawings will all be the same scale and can therefore be shared and shown together as reflection of how the city is formed of neighbourhoods, but also many layered communities within.
Please select and photograph your chosen building prior to the workshop. I can explain my survey method, and we can also use the photograph to measure from. The drawing will take longer than the session, but I’ll help explain each step and provide notes so you can continue after should you wish!
Architecture Scale Ruler with 1:20, 1:50, 1:100 – Fineliner Pen – I use Rotring Tikky 0.2mm nib
A1 size Paper (84cm x 59.4cm)- I use 21gsm Modelspan Paper – Paper for survey Sketch, or Sketchbook
Glasgow-based artist Will Knight (b.1988) studied at the Glasgow School of Art, where he began his ongoing investigations of domestic, commercial and civic buildings through recording, measurement and drawing by hand. Critiquing the often sterile, static and impersonal graphic representation of architecture today; Will’s scale drawings delightfully depict building interiors as a lived-in experience, with furniture, finishes and other ephemera shown within the plan, section or elevation.
Knight has exhibited work at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow City Heritage Trust and the New Glasgow Society. Will has also taught drawing workshops to architecture students at the Glasgow School of Art, Strathclyde and Newcastle Universities. In 2017 he completed a residency at Dumfries House and his work is in their collection, as well as at the Glasgow School of Art and at the Church of Scotland’s Edinburgh headquarters. In 2018 he was selected to exhibit at the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition and there won the Summerhall Award.
Saturday @ 12:30pm