Introduction to Landscaping

A course by Carlos Andres Betancur Cifuentes , Landscape architect

Landscape architect. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined September 2022

Learn to design external spaces that are environmentally-friendly and conceived for people

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 1249 students

Learn to design external spaces that are environmentally-friendly and conceived for people

To be a good landscape architect it is important to understand the problems and needs of the community and create projects that improve their reality. In this course, the expert landscape designer Carlos Andrés Betancur will teach you the first steps to enter the world of landscape design.

Throughout the units, you will learn to create appropriate outdoor spaces for people, taking into account the well-being of all forms of life. As a final project, you will design a playground where children can learn by playing.

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What will you learn in this online course?

14 lessons & 13 downloads

Understand problem 1
15 minutes, 11 seconds
12 minutes, 2 seconds
Communicate and materialize
19 minutes, 56 seconds
The project context
18 minutes, 51 seconds
Construction of common languages
15 minutes, 58 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 1249 students
  • 14 lessons (3h 18m)
  • 13 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

You will design a playground that allows children to learn by playing at caring for the environment.

Who is this online course for?

For people interested in starting their training as landscapers or having inspiration for their park or open area design projects.

Requirements and materials

To take this course you will not need prior knowledge.

As for materials, you can use analog tools, such as paper and pencil, or digital tools, such as SketchUp or Photoshop.


1249 Students
22 Reviews
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Carlos Andres Betancur Cifuentes

Carlos Andrés Betancur is a renowned Colombian landscape architect with more than two decades of experience. Inspired by Colombia's rich cultural and natural diversity, he founded OPUS, a landscape design and architecture studio in Medellín 16 years ago with two friends. With a philosophy focused on weaving healthy relationships between people and nature through design, OPUS has worked with numerous entities, including ministries, companies and educational institutions, winning national and international awards.

Throughout its history, around 400 people from all over the world have collaborated in the study. Additionally, Betancur has spent 20 years as a university professor in Latin America, sharing his vision and experiences in design, hoping to sow seeds of positive change. His collaborative design approach focuses on observation, listening and dialogue to positively transform spaces.


  • U1

    Introduction to landscaping

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    What is landscape?

    • What is landscape?
    • Understand problem 1
    • Understand problem 2
    • Explore
    • Communicate and materialize
  • U3

    Learn playing

    • The project context
    • Explore: What will the park be like? 1
    • Explore: What will the park be like? 2
    • Explore: What will the park be like? 3
    • This will be the park
  • U4

    Build common languages and purposes

    • Construction of common languages
    • Design with people
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Landscaping

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Introduction to Landscaping. Architecture, and Spaces course by Carlos Andres Betancur Cifuentes

Introduction to Landscaping

A course by Carlos Andres Betancur Cifuentes
Landscape architect. Medellín, Colombia.
Joined September 2022
  • 100% positive reviews (22)
  • 1249 students