This summer PLOT Studio's TJ Marston worked with incoming students in FIU's Landscape Architecture and Interior Design programs. She taught both Visual Notations and Design Foundations Studio, each an intensive 6 week foundation course where students developed critical toolsets in graphics and the design process.
Student models from Design Foundations explore ways to measure and understand dynamic phenomenal processes which transform space (evaporation, heat, movement, growth, erosion, noise, etc). They used their in-depth studies to explore design interventions which catalyze those dynamic processes and allow for adaptive solutions to design problems.
Drawings from Visual Notations exploring edges, negative space (both black and white), detail and perspective. Students explored a variety of mediums but became most excited about charcoal. The medium offers great variety in depth of contrast and mark making for the students to explore. Many students came into the course with no prior drawing experience . Throughout the 6 week course, as they gained skills and confidence, they learned to represent with accuracy what they see as a means of studying and exploring spatial and phenomenal qualities of sites.
Studio Faculty : TJ Marston