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Christmas Assignment

Over Christmas is a great time to get a good chunk of your portfolio out of the way.  We are all working on dismantling and reassembling one of your objects.  You need to reassemble it in two different ways.  So over Christmas you have to make 8 to 10 studies of your object reassembled in these 2 different ways.  Think about using some of the techniques we have used in class such as charcoal, spiraled out studies in colour or pencil; drawing tonal studies on a prepared ground and painting (watercolour, acrylic, expressive with big brushes etc).  Remember to focus on the tone and contrast more than matching colours exactly and to recognise your negative spaces as much as your positive spaces.  It is important to get as much of this work as possible done as some of these drawing will become the basis for development into more non-traditional work when we get back after the holidays; for example using print making or collage or embroidery etc.  Any problems with the assignment just email me and I will get back to you.

Remember that everything in your portfolio should be your BEST work, so think about the quality and craftsmanship of your drawings.  Use strong contrast, interesting and refined markmaking and well thought out compositions.  Use an different media and or ground for each individual study.

Enjoy making the work!

Artist of the week

As you are all breaking things up and making work based on them reassembled in some way, I thought I'd introduce the work of Cornelia Parker.  Parker is a contemporary British artist who is most famous for her exploded shed from 1991.
'Cold Dark Matter, An Exploded View' 1991

Parker has gone on to break up and reassemble other objects or collections of objects in her subsequent work.

Monday's class rescheduled to Tuesday due to a parent teacher meeting

Hi girls, tomorrow there is a 2nd year parent teacher meeting after school, so there will be no portfolio class. I forget about it last week so didn't arrange an alternative date like we did the last time. so if it such any of you, I can be available to have this week's class on Tuesday instead.


decide how to reassemble your object ready for working on it this week.
2 more sketchbook pages
Another drawing of one of your objects

Idea of the week

   Julie Cockburn takes this a step further by    manipulating and distorting the images          into  patterns.  This type of         experimentation is  fine to leave as a photo experiment or to  then start drawing or painting from.

 Find out more about Julie's work here:


You can see how Elizabeth Han, a high school student from Texas, in the USA, manipulated a photo by ripping it up and then making a painting based on the pieces.

This week's home assignments

As with every week you have two things to do:
  1. Do another 2 pages for your sketchbook.  These can be in any format you like, on lose pages or actually into the book.  they can be texture studies, artist research etc.
  2. Do a drawing (or two!) of one of your objects.  Use one of the techniques we used in class ( or another one of your choosing!)

Next Monday we will be starting some developments.  You are asked to chose one of your objects to break apart or disassemble in some way.  Then reassemble (or put it back together in a new way and make drawings from it).  these will be more final pieces.

Idea of the week

This week I'm suggesting that you start to DEVELOP some of your drawings by merging them together.  You can do this but photocopying them and then cutting and pasting them physically together.  You may want to think about SCALE so the different object work together.  You could alternatively do this digitally, using something like Photoshop or PicCollage.  You could also use tracing paper or drawing directly form your original drawings.  have a look at the artists images here for some inspiration.

This first image is a drawing by Seungyea Park

The image below is by Redmer Hoekstra.  See more of their imaginative drawings here:


For the next class..... *(on the 24th November)

  1. Continue working in a sketchbook (or equivalent way of collecting e.g. with bulldog clips).  Aim to have a minimum of two pages completed each week.  Remember that a sketchbook at this point is just a way of collecting images, photos, texture samples, colour samples, brainstorms etc.  These may or may not be used in the future; but that is irrelevant, the colleges want to see that you can DOCUMENT research and ideas.
  2. Do a drawing of one of your objects using one of the media that we have used in class (or another of your own choosing).  Keep doing a drawing/painting a week of these objects so you are building up a collection of the objects from different angles and viewpoints, using different media and techniques before we do anything to them.

Hagar van Heummen

this artist using stitching to DEVELOP his images of buildings. Could you use stitching in your work? Try to stick on top of one of your sketches (use a photocopy so you still have the original drawing). This could be a great experimental technique for your sketchbook.
This is part of the 'lonely house ' series. Read more and see more of this artist's work here


reminder for portfolio class

portfolio class starts again next Monday 10th. Please bring all the work completed during this week and the midterm project. Don't forget a A4 sketchbook, see you on Monday.

Portfolio Class 2014/15

Homework for next week:
  1. Find your next object. Try and make it visually different from the other objects you have chosen so far.  Make sure it is visually interesting.  Choose it for it's visual qualities more than whether or not you like it.
  2. Use one of the drawing techniques we have been doing in class on one of the other objects you have chosen so far.  For example, you can do a charcoal drawing of .... or the colouring pencil technique on something else.  Look at your object from a different angle in this study and do more than one drawing if possible!!
  3. Start collecting anything that has any connections to your objects.  this could be pictures from the internet or magazines or books, photos, artist's work, textures, fabric swatches etc.  Don't worry about what you will use it for, just get in the habit of collecting visual imagery.
  4. For make-up people, start to research your characters.  Lucy, decide which character from which story you are going to develop and find out lots about them (including pictures).  Georgia, start researching Sci-fi/ cyborg, robotic characters (i.e. find pictures and print out).

Any problems, come talk to me before next week's class.


You are asked to brainstorm you object using the following headings
Visual characteristics (colour, texture, etc)
Where it normally 'lives'

Then add to this by thinking about what shares these characteristics, what else has the same function etc.

There will be class this Monday 11th Nov

What to have done/bring in for next Monday's class (23rd Sept)

Anyone that was at portfolio class on Monday was sent an e-mail to the address the gave me. Please check this for this week's instruction.  Don't forget to have selected an object connected in some way to DECAY for Monday's class.  Bring this, your A2 sketchbook, A4 sketchbook (with some of the research started) and your art pack to class on Monday.  Any problems talk to me before Monday

Welcome to portfolio class 2013/14

If you are new to portfolio class, please find the attached materials list here:

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Christmas Assignment

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Make-up FX website

Those of you doing a make-up portfolio, I found a really good website with great ideas for doing make-up FX cheaply and easily.  Copy and paste into address bar to go there


Make-up Tutorials

Katie, here is a link to some of the make-up tutorials we spoke about in class


Copy and paste into your browser and it will bring you to my channel for make-up and there are lots of tutorials that I will keep adding to

Paper artists

Sophie, here are links to the paper artists we looked at:

Peter Callensen



Brian Dettmer


and googling 'book art' in google images gives great results too

Home activities

Using the homework sheet given to you in class, identify at least 1 or 2 activities (drawings/developments/artist research/ getting photocopies done etc) to do at home this week.  Be specific in what you plan to do.  have a plan of what you plan to draw/develop for the next class and bring any relevant object or images with you.

Reminder for students preparing a portfolio for stage and screen

You will be casting each other's faces next Wednesday, so don't forget to bring an old tee-shirt or something that will protect your clothes.  Take wipes and moisturizer for afterwards also.

Home activities

If you have just joined the class,:

Make at least one (try and get into the habit of doing more than the basic, the more you do at home the quicker you will develop your projects) more drawing that connects to your theme, ideally connect the new object to the one you drew in class.  Notate your drawing when you finished, like we did in class.  

Otherwise if you are at the development stage, start working on different developments like we are doing in 5th year art class.  Feel free to introduce new objects at this stage (primary Observation only) to start to expand your work.

See you all on Wednesday

No Class Wednesday 19th Sept

Just a reminder that there'll be no class tomorrow, Wednesday 19th Sept.  This is due to an unforseen staff meeting.  Class as normal the following Wednesday the 26th Sept.

Equipment for Portfolio Class

What you will need is:

A bound A3 sketchbook (you can buy one from the art dept in school)
A ring bound A3 is a good idea too as you may not want to work directly into your bound A3 but work in the ring bound and then cut and stick into the bound book.
Daler-Rowney A4 canford coloured card sketchbook
Pencils - HB, 2B, 4B, 6B etc
6B graphite stick
watercolour pencils
oil pastels
Additional material may be added later.
Most of these items should be in your art pack

What is Visual Research?

Here's the definition of Visual Research we looked at in the first class.  Being able to research an idea successfully in a visual way is the most important part of the process of making art and is what the art colleges want to see you have an understanding of in your portfolio.  Strong visual research = strong portfolio

Sometimes we have to work from secondary sources rather than directly from primary sources.  We can make these drawings interesting and observations by trying out some of the following ideas to do with our secondary sources or first hand photos.

This first image is by the artist Christina Empedocles.  This American contemporary artist plays with secondary source images that she folds and bends and creases and then draws from the resulting 3D forms.  Find out more about her work here: 


why not try this idea out with one of your secondary source images.

Lovely School of Architecture & Design (LSAD)

Since 2004, LSAD have been able to explore pedagogy coherent to professional practice, be it Architecture, Design and Urban Planning. LSAD Alumnus have proved to be an asset to top national design houses, Multi National Company’s such as CP Kukreja and Associates, Development Consortium, Morphogenesis, Atkins, Costford, Tiruvananthapuram, CACB, Pune, Anagram New Delhi etc. Our Alumnus have reached IIT’s, CEPT, SPA’s, and International Universities in Europe, Australia, Canada and USA for higher education and won accolades in their concerned fields. School has engaged in annual study tour visits to various regions of India, Bhutan, etc, conduct of international Conference Niche IPM 2016 and Niche 2014, Workshop Symposium IDOT-2015, apart from visit of eminent professionals from industry and academia etc. on a regular basis.

Courses Offered at LSAD

CourseB. Arch.
Duration5 yrs. (10 Semesters)
EligibilityPass with 60% aggregate marks in 10+2 (with English and Maths) or Diploma (any stream)
(3 years) recognized by Central/ State Govt. (with Mathematics) or equivalent, subject to
qualifying marks as per NATA 2018 or qualifying marks in any specially designed aptitude test
in Architecture conducted by the competent authority of the Central/ State Governments, e.g.
JEE (Main) Paper II (81 marks).
Course Detail:- The course is as per the guidelines of Council of Architecture (CoA). Course is equipped with 21st century digital technologies to make students industry ready. Hands on experience by working on live projects to develop a sense of problem solving, critical thinking to gain real life understanding.
Career Prospects
  • Architect with architectural design houses/ Companies.
  • Project Manager and Maintenance Executive.
  • Project Valuer.
  • Self Employed (consultancy and turnkey projects)
  • Landscape Architect.
  • Architectural professional Model Maker.
  • Architectural Software trainer.
  • Real Estate Manager, Planner and Developer.
  • Town Planner and city scape designer.
  • Teaching and research.
  • Architectural Journalism.
  • Architectural design assistant with MNC’s.
  • Designer furniture workshop supervisor.
  • Trading in architectural and design merchandise.
  • Self Employed [consultancy and turnkey (Projects).
CourseM.Arch. (Executive) [Part Time]
Duration3 yrs. (6 Semesters)
EligibilityPass with 50% aggregate marks in B.Arch. or equivalent
Course Detail:- The course curriculum is as per the guidelines of Council of Architecture (CoA). Course focus on sustainability, conservation, advance urban methodologies integrated with design skills, design precedents, construction material given to enhance awareness regarding environment friendly built environment.
Career Prospects
  • Teaching and research.
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities like opening of consultancies for home layouts and designing of smart home/ sustainable cities.
  • Research assignments can be taken for identification of new sustainable materials and technologies in various organisations.
  • Student can pursue higher studies (PhD) in reputed universities in India and abroad.
  • Architectural Journalism.
  • Architectural design assistant with MNC’s.
  • Designer furniture workshop supervisor.
  • Trading in architectural and design merchandise.
  • Self Employed [consultancy and turnkey projects].
  • Architect with architectural design houses/ Companies.

Academic Innovation

We at LSAD focus on academic innovation in terms of current challenges faced in built environments to futuristic learning’s in the field. We sensitize our students to survive scenarios of climate change and global warming. Latest concepts such as water conservation, energy conservation, building assessment systems in terms of water balance, water footprint and carbon footprint are integrated in design studio exercises. Design is a non linear process while in architectural studios primarily its approached in a linear way-which needs a paradigm shift, other than that our design studio exercises are based on live projects and real life scenarios. Equal focus is on design’s technical detailing and not just concept & design scheme development in a given design studio. Furthermore integration of technical inputs such as climatology, services, construction, material details, passive architecture etc are improvised in design studios.

Intellectual Strength – Core and Visiting Faculty

We value diversity in the discipline of Architecture, thus we have faculty with expertise in Emergent Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design, Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, Environmental Planning, Industrial Area Planning, Product Design to name a few. We value Curriculum design and review it every semester; we thrust on evolving our pedagogical aids with rigorous evaluation systems. Transparency and system specific response are keys to our academic success. Design studio juries are conducted by esteemed professionals from industry and academia.

Enhancing Creative Exploration in Our Students

We tend to explore application of theoretical concepts via analytical assignments and creative enhancement. Lateral thinking development is focused through regular pedagogical improvements. During our studio exercises of other practical subjects like graphics and workshop material play induced into the classes further lets the students explore the nuances of composition and establish its design derivatives.

In theory classes engaging in Experiential learning help reinforce concepts and prompt research which encourages the students to experiment with novelty in detailing of their projects.

Live sites are introduced for Design Studio Projects wherein students tend to explore morphology, climatology, aspects of services, legal frameworks (byelaws, master plan’s application in architectural design), visit site and respective architect offices, etc.

Students are exposed to updates of profession via international conference’s, guest lectures and workshops etc by eminent speakers from industry and academia such as Ar. Raj Rewal, Ar. S.D.Sharma, Prof. Dr. Mandeep Singh, Ar. Matthew Taylor, Prof. Dr. P.S.N. Rao, Prof. Alok Ranjan, Ar. Deepashee Chaudhary, Prof. Dr. Arlene Plevin, Prof. Dr. Mahavir, Ar. Harsh Varshneya, Ar. Neeraj Manchanda, Ar. Punit Sethi, Ar. Rajendra Kumar, Ar. Anil Lal, Ar. Aisim Krishna Rao, Ar. Mahesh Paliwal, Ar. Sangeet Sharma, Ar. Vinod Sakle, Ar. Surinder Bahga, Ar. Sanjay Goel, Ar. Shradha Kumar, Mr. Mukul Kulkarni, Mr. S.M. Choudhury, Mr.Vinod K Pandita to name a few.

World Renowned Architect Raj Rewal Visited Lovely Professional University.

NICHE- International conference at LPU, 2016

Ar. Matthew Taylor, Sydney Australia delivered lecture on Sustainable Landscape Chandigarh addressed the conference.
Dr. DS Meshram President ,Institute of Town Planners, India shared his views on India Vision and Mission on Smart City.
Ar. SD Sharma, Director of SD Sharma and Associates and Urbanism.
Ar. Paola Martini, Italy expressed her views in the conference.
Ar. PSN Rao- Chairman Delhi Urban Arts Commission, Ministry of Urban Dev, Govt. of India, School of Planning and Architecture (PA), New Delhi, India, shared knowledge on Affordable Housing.
Ar. Harsh Varshneya – Director Sthapati Assoictes Lucknow shared his knowledge on Sustainable High Rise Towers.
Meteja Geder – Founder & Managing Director GraVita Media, Slovenia gave insight on Future Cities.
Ar. Krishnarao Jaisim – Director of Jaisim Fountainhead addressed the conference.

NICHE- International conference at LPU, 2014

IDOT workshop organized by Lovely School of Architecture and Design at Lovely Professional University, 2015

Late Ar. Anil Laul shared the ideas with Architecture during the workshop.

Out of the Classroom Activities

To enhance hands on experience at LSAD we plan for two weeks dedicated entirely for experiential learning. Students experiments with various building techniques and materials such as brick, stone, mud, bamboo, metal waste, scrap etc. Students visit live sites to gain an understanding of architectural detailing, spatial anthropometry and connect with heritage values, social structure, urban fabric, public realm etc. Hands on workshop are organized in experiential week to enhance synthesis of sheet and model work to actual site and practices.

Efforts to Improve Employability of Graduate

We engage in Curriculum review with professionals for industry feedback incorporation in curriculum. Last session we interacted with world renowned & esteemed professionals such as Ar.Raj Rewal, Principal Architect, Raj Rewal and Associates, Ar.Nilanjan Bowal, Principal Architect, Design Consortium and Ar.Abijit Ray, Principal Architect, Abhijit Ray & Associates.

The insights provided has helped us in understanding the challenges faced by industry and what good we are doing at LSAD to bridge any gaps. LSAD follows four key areas to enhance employability of our graduate students that is; Design Thinking and Ideation, Professional Software Updation, Construction Detailing and Social Entrepreneurship.

Special Infrastructural Facilities to Improve the Quality of Education

Dedicated studio space for our graduate students helps them explore and experiment. emergent digital technologies in labs, extensive machine tools in carpentry and metal workshop along with a wide array of hand tools further incites exploration of designs via physical models.
Ongoing construction, remodeling and renovation activities at the LPU campus further offer on site and off site exploration there by providing an impetus to design education.

Star Placements

  • Architect-Planner by profession Ar.Sagar Setia, from B.Arch Batch: 2007-2012 has secured All India Rank 66 in UPSC Civil Service Exam.
  • Sumanga upreti B.Arch Batch 2011-2016 working as an Assistant Architect at Kantosekkie, Japan.
  • Abdul Hazeeb B.Arch Batch 2011-2016 got place in Omar Moujaes Architects at Dubai, UAE in 2016.
  • Jamyang pdorji B.Arch Batch 2011-2016 working as Assistant Professor in College of Science and Technology at Bhutan.
  • Devika Chhetri B.Arch Batch 2011-2016 working as Architect at Bhutan Urban Development and Energenerring Services, Bhutan.
  • Kinley Wangmo B.Arch Batch 2011-2016 working as Architect at Architecture and Planning Department at Bhutan.
  • Tshering Penjor B.Arch Batch 2011-2016 working as an Architect at Municipal Corporation at Gelephu, Bhutan.
  • Akashdeep Singh B.Arch Batch 2010-2015 worked as an Architect in Al-Rakha Architecture firm Dubai, UAE in 2015.
  • Manu Chacko B.Arch Batch 2010-2015 worked as an Architect in Maz Consultants Dubai, UAE in 2015.
  • Tshewang Tenzin B.Arch Batch 2011-2016 working as an Army Lieutenant at Bhutan.
  • Manmeet Kaur, Pawanpreet Kaur, Amandeep Kaur and Malvika Sharma, Nikita Arora B.Arch Students Batch 2012- 2017 got record INR 4.5 lakh package with Dharam Consulting based in Mohali – A multi national company with offices in Boston, NewYork, Philadelphia.
  • Rishi Kalia B.Arch Batch 2012-17 student got placed in CP Kukreja, Architects, New Delhi which is amongst top 100 Architectural Firms in the World as rated by one of World’s Architectural Journal- World Architecture, UK.
  • Shiv Dada and Mohit Chawla B.Arch batch 2004-2009 established ’23DC Architects’ in 2009.
  • Yatharth Architecture B.Arch Batch 2010-2015 created Architectre Conultancy firm Aurocreation in Aurovillae.
  • Sanchit Malik Batch 2012-2017 working as Assistnat Project Officer in The Energy and Resource Institute, NewDelhi.

International Internships

  • Robin G Paul B.Arch Fifth Year student, working as an architectural intern at Architectural Futures, London.
  • Gurshan Singh, Animesh Nigam and Mohammed Yasar Arafath B.Arch Fifth Year student Batch 2013, working as an architectural intern at Benz & Zeigler, Germany.
  • B.Arch Fifth Year student Tanisha Kalra, working as an architectural intern at Ensamle studio at Madrid.
  • B.Arch Fifth Year student Salisu Idris, working as an architectural intern at Xmatrix 369 Limited , Nigeria.
  • B.Arch Fifth Year student Jagjeet Kumar, working as an architectural intern at Architecture Design Unit at Dubai, UAE.
  • Florans Bonian B.Arch Fifth Year student , working as an architectural intern at Taak Inc, Afghanistan.
  • Namgay Wangmo B.Arch Fifth Year student , working as an architectural intern at United Consultancy, Bhutan.
  • Janet Ng’uni B.Arch Fifth Year student , working as an architectural intern at Anderson+Anderson International, Zambia.

National Internships

  • Biraj Das B.Arch Fifth Year student, working as an architectural intern at Atkins, Bangalore.
  • Manpreet Singh B.Arch Fifth Year student, working as an architectural intern at Costford Thrissur, Kerela.
  • B.Arch Fifth Year student Harsh Singh Batch, working as an architectural intern at Abha Narain Lambah Associates, New Delhi.
  • Prerna Saxena B.Arch Fifth Year student Batch, working as an architectural intern at Design Forum International , New Delhi.
  • B.Arch Fifth Year student Urvesh J Desai Batch, working as an architectural intern at HCP Design Planning and Management, Gujarat.
  • Priyanshu Ahlawat and Sharib Shahid B.Arch Fifth Year students, working as an architectural intern at Fountianhead.

Student Achievements

Students are also exposed to technical design competitions and they have won various laurels at international (House in the Forest 2017 etc.) and national competitions (National Design Idea Competition for Model Design of EVM and VVPAT Warehouse floated by Election Commission of India, 59TH Annual Zonal NASA Convention 2016, Rethinking the Future Sustainability Awards in 2016, ARCHOTSAV 2015, A3F FEST, MINDRAIN 2016 Enceladus 2016, Delhi Architecture Festival Awards 2016, etc to name a few). Such exercises boost self esteem, rigor of competition and entrepreneurial growth in students.

Milestones to Achieve in the next few years

LSAD aims to achieve a standing coherent to a centre for excellence in design innovation and emergent technology in the region for industry and academia. Imparting an architectural education which parallels its global contemporaries is the goal of LSAD in the coming years.


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