Art-focused workshops practical for technology students

by | Oct 14, 2016 | A&E

Michael DeCesare


A drawing workshop Wednesday at Humber North campus was the first in a series of art-driven sessions organized by students from the Architectural Technology program.

“One of our main goals would definitely be to inform people about what we’re about, creativity wise,” said Alec Buenaventura, 19, a student  the program and one of the organizers of the workshop.

“We want to branch out, not only to architectural students, but we want to also give a chance for other people outside of our program to gain the wisdom and knowledge,” he said.

The workshop, hosted by Malcom Cullen, a Humber professor for the Design Foundation program, covered various drawing techniques such as shading, gesturing, and sketching.

“The ability to conceptualize an idea out of your head, so to speak, can really put you in good stead for any profession,” Cullen said.

“If you’re designing a piece of furniture or designing a car or consumer goods, or even designing a dish or a cake or whatever it is, food. Sketching it out, what’s it going to look like, that ability I think has all kinds of real life applications,” he said.

The workshop was the first in a series planned to run throughout the year that will largely focus on design and visual art.

“An upcoming example would be a Lego building workshop,” said Mohammed Hasan, 24, one of the organizers of the workshop, and an Architectural Technology student.

“That’s one of the small things just to build bridges, so to speak, and trying to connect those gaps. Making people more aware and sensitive of how architecture and the interiors they’re in affect their daily lives,” he said.

Students interesting in attending the future events should keep an eye out for posts around the school and on social media.