ECTS Catalogue

Experimental Drawing

Pedagogue: prof. ASP dr hab. Tomasz Skórka

Field Description
type of classes lack of data
course language Polish;
method of learning outcomes verification

Methods of verification are the same for all groups/years of study. Grading criteria are adjusted to each year of study separately. The course is passed and a student obtains a grade on the basis of prepared presentation of his/her works and partial grades gathered within the evaluated semester. Partial grades are given for each task completion, the semester and years work overview. Basic grading criteria are: progress made within the evaluated period, artistic value of works, creativity, hard-working, attendance to class.

subject description

Working with students at an artistic academy is based on individual approach to education of each student with regard to his/her distinct interests and predispositions.

  • Cognitive objectives: Learning about different artists’ drawing work – examples of drawing used as a mean of artistic expression; gaining knowledge about the use of different techniques supportive to traditional drawing techniques.
  • Educational objectives: Obtaining skills which enable students to create, realize and express their artistic concepts; understanding that drawing is not only a method of reproducing reality but a mean of artistic expression that can trigger imaginative spheres and produce various interpretations; searching for one’s individual creative form of expression
  • Pragmatic objectives: Developing drawing skills, understanding rules of teamwork through preparing collective and individual exhibitions together with colleagues; learning to share the common space of a studio; understanding the need for life-long learning and developing one’s skills; gaining the ability to observe, analyze and criticize different artistic work.
short subject description

Issues taken up during class are similar for everyone however the complexity level of given tasks varies – is adjusted to each year of study separately, as well as to each student individually. The scope of tasks fulfilled aims at gradual advancement of drawing skills obtained on the earlier stage of academic education. Assignments for the II year of study focus on nature analyzing, based on observing a human model. III year students realize drawing exercises basing on skills and experience obtained during the II year of study, at the same time they search for their own form of artistic expression by experimenting with different media. Throughout three-years time spent working in the studio students gradually develop their own artistic consciousness. At the end of educational process in our studio a IV year student understands that drawing is a language of artistic expression that serves one’s individual, independent creative work and knows how to use it purposefully. Students’ work in the studio ends with preparing a set of drawings to supply his/her master thesis presentation.

form of classes

The level of assigned drawing tasks and exercises complexity is varied – different for each year of study, it is often being modified for each student individually. The principal of treating each student as an individual is the basic strategy of working in our studio. Analyzing each student’s possibilities individually, discovering the scope of his/her sensitivity, searching for didactic methods to serve him/her with advice and help is the teacher’s task. II year students develop their drawing skills by performing tasks based on human acts – posing models. III and IV year students complete also thematic assignments with the use of chosen and developed means including new media. The studios goal is that a student finishing this three-year educational period in the Drawing Studio can consciously choose appropriate form for his/her artistic expression.

subject area coverage

Thematic exercises, issues interpretation, drawing based on human body - act observation, still life and interior space perspective drawing.

Students continue to develop their drawing skills basing on nature observation – human act/ still life, treating this as an indispensable stage within the process of their artistic development and as a base for their technical abilities. Simultaneously with the work at the studio there are thematic assignments given. These enable students to search for the language of their individual artistic expression. Given assignments allow students to gather skills concerning the use of creative language for depicting or expressing the stated problem.

evaluation form credit with grading;

A student should be interested in literature from the area of contemporary art as well as its history.

placement/internships (connected with field of study/subject area), artistic plein-airs

Within the course here are drawing plein-airs and students’ exhibitions outside the Academy organized.

entry requirements
formal requirements

Drawing Basics course passed

preliminary assumptions

A student is in possession of basic skills: depicting and constructing an object observed in nature (act, portrait, still life, landscape) as well as basic skills concerning composition, ordering and defining space in drawing.

learning outcomes
social competences

K_K01 rozumie potrzebę uczenia się przez całe życie, potrafi uzupełniać i doskonalić nabytą wiedzę i umiejętności AJA_K01(odpowiednik A2_K01 , A2_K02)

K_K02 jest zdolny do efektywnego wykorzystania: wyobraźni, intuicji, emocjonalności, zdolności twórczego myślenia i twórczej pracy w trakcie rozwiązywania problemów artystycznych AJA_K02 (odpowiednik A2_K03)

K_K03 posiada umiejętność konstruktywnej krytyki w stosunku do działań własnych i innych osób i do podejmowania refleksji na temat społecznych i etycznych aspektów związanych z twórczością artystyczną

A2 _K04

A_K06 posiada umiejętność efektywnego komunikowania się i pracy zespołowej w ramach wspólnych projektów i działań artystycznych A2_K05

A_K07 posiada umiejętność prezentowania skomplikowanych zadań w przystępnej formie, także z zastosowaniem technologii informacyjnych A2_K06


K_U03is able to independently make decisions concerning the design and realization of artistic pieces using appropriate techniques and technologies

K_U07possesses the skill of unconstrained use of imagination, intuition and emotionality and the knowledge about artistic creation basics which enables liberty and independence of one’s artistic expression

AJA_U07 ( odpowiednik A2_U17 )

K_W01 is in possession of detailed knowledge concerning specific areas of art and science necessary to formulate and solve complex issues in the field of sculpture, as well as the knowledge about means of expression, and technical skills in all related artistic disciplines adequate for his/her field of study

AJA_W01 ( odpowiednik A2_W08 )

K_W01 ma szczegółową wiedzę w zakresie dotyczącym obszarów sztuki i nauki niezbędną do formułowania i rozwiązywania złożonych zagadnień w zakresie rzeźby oraz wiedzę o środkach ekspresji, a także umiejętnościach warsztatowych w pokrewnych dyscyplinach artystycznych właściwych dla studiowanego kierunku
AJA_W01(odpowiednik A2_W08)

AJA_W01 ( odpowiednik A2_W08 )

Studies List

studies status Time<br>[h] ECTS form credit
Sculpture s.7 (en)d 120 6 Art. workshop 120h
Art. workshop [Z st.]

Semester 2018/19-WS (Z-winter,L-summer)
Course code: #35.10776