Steve Borbas, adjunct professor, School of Architecture and Planning, recently took his graphics students out on Cornell Mall to practice their hand at sketching various structures and figures. "The course introduces students to hand graphics, as opposed to computer graphics, which they do all the time," Borbas said. The class of 36 includes undergraduate architecture and environmental design students as well as graduate planning students.

"This exercise allows them to think while sketching. They will understand the design process – how to sketch things both small and large," he said, adding that the students develop confidence in their hand drawing as well as an ability to see, not just look.

"It's an important skill because they may one day have a client who wants a sketch done right in front of them at the table," Borbas said.

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