Technical Drawing Guide: Understanding Projections, Sections, and Dimensioning

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  • Drawing sheets used for technical drawings.
  • Special characteristics:
    • Margins
    • Dimensions
    • Labeling table
    • Orientation signs
    • Centering marks
    • Folding marks
  • Standardized by UNE noma: 1026-2 83 PART 2.


  • Most common system: A-series (A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, etc.)
  • A0 dimensions: 1189 mm x 841 mm
  • Subsequent formats obtained by halving the longest side of the previous format.

A0: 841 x 1189
A1: 594 x 841
A2: 420 x 594
A3: 297 x 420
A4: 210 x 297
A5: 148 x 210
A6: 105 x 148
A7: 74

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Ancient Art History: A Timeline of Masterpieces

Standard of Ur

Artist: Unknown

Period: Early Dynastic

Dates: 2400-2600 BCE

Origin: Iraq

Historical Significance:

This piece is an early example of historical storytelling. It displays agriculture, trade, and the spoils of war. The Standard of Ur was found in a royal tomb.

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin

Artist: Unknown

Period: Mesopotamian

Dates: 2254-2218 BCE

Origin: Iraq

Historical Significance:

The limestone piece displays hierarchy of scale as Naram-Sin climbs a mountain to heaven after defeating his enemies.

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Plastic Arts Education: A Comprehensive Guide to Image, Drawing, and Sculpture


observation (q perception should be developed); any concentration (mental effort with continuous feedback) decision making (what equipment, space); release and / or self-control of emotions ( graphics first have to educate uncontrolled q); socialization habits (to work in groups and form infividual tb); cleaning habits; acceptance (and other productions).


Mental images (of thought); natural images (environment, real qson) and images created (it ncessiten

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Glossary of Art Terms


AEROPINTURA: A pictorial trend developed in the second Italian Futurism. It considers the airplane the ideal observatory of the new reality, where views are rolling and dynamic, and changing perspectives are reproduced using futuristic techniques.

ALMUHADILLADO: Masonry with beveled or recessed joints.

ANVIL: A tool used by blacksmiths or silversmiths (Tas) on which metal is hammered.

AUCTION: A public sale of property to the highest bidder.


BALUSTRADE: A series of balusters forming a railing.


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Geometric Constructions: Triangles, Squares, Polygons, and Tangencies

Mapping Geometric Shapes

Mapping the Equilateral Triangle Knowing its Side

  1. Draw a line segment AB with the given side value.
  2. Using a compass opening equal to AB, draw two arcs centered at vertices A and B. These arcs will intersect at point C, the vertex opposite side AB.
  3. Connect C with A and B to form the triangle.

Tracing the Square Knowing its Side

  1. Draw side AB with the given value.
  2. Draw a perpendicular line at each of the vertices A and B using a set square and bevel. From A, draw a line forming a
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Ceramics: Techniques, Vocabulary, and Art Criticism

1. Clay: a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hardens when fired & can be molded by hand. 2. Slab: a building technique using a flattened down sheet of clay to create a tile or form. 3. Scoring: to rough up the surface of soft clay before joining to another piece. Slip is applied onto scoring marks. 4. Slip: has a glue-like quality; a wet & soupy form of clay used to join pieces of clay together. Color can also be added to use as surface decoration on unfired clay. 7 Elements

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