ECTS Catalogue

Basics of Drawing

Pedagogue: prof. ASP dr hab. Sylwia Jakubowska-Szycik

Field Description
karta przedmiotu (pdf/doc/odt) lack of data
type of classes artistic workshop;
course language Polish;
method of learning outcomes verification

Pass with a grade

- making and presenting the assigned number of pieces within the semester

- taking part in classes

- taking part in preparing the final overview exhibition of all students’ drawing pieces


subject description
  • Cognitive objectives

- is in possession of basic knowledge concerning specific areas of art and science necessary to formulate and solve complex issues in the field of drawing, as well as the knowledge about means of expression, and technical skills

- shows understanding of mutual relations between theoretical and practical aspects of drawing and uses the knowledge in further artistic development


     • Educational objectives

- has the ability to observe nature, analyze space and trans forming Tyree-dimensional forms into two-dimensional picture, and to capture anatomy of a human; which enables him/her to produce drawings as individual, valuable pieces

- is able to fulfill his/her own artistic concepts using artistic tools and technical drawing skills

- possesses 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


  • Pragmatic objectives

- is able to effectively use his/her imagination, intuition, emotionality, creative thinking and creative work while dealing with artistic problems/tasks

- can develop obtained knowledge and skills

- possesses the skill of constructively criticizing his/her own work and the work of others, is able to undertake reflections about social and ethical aspects of artistic creation



short subject description

The basic drawing course consists of studying a model, still life in a given interior as well as composition- and technical skills developing tasks using different techniques and tools (sepia, pencil, crayon, ink, collage), different subjects - thematic tasks e.g. portrait, self-portrait, an animal), anatomy-study tasks(anat. details), plein-air drawing, quick sketches, drawing notes.

Main issues are: composition, proportions, appropriate spatial relations, light, use of light in modeling drawn form, anatomy basics, questions of movement and dynamics in drawing, the posing model’s features to be depicted.

form of classes

1. workshop classes in the studio – model, still life study

2. home assignments – thematic tasks

3. plein-air class


- presenting issues to the group, collective overviews ending with discussion,

- individual work with each student - consultations, corrections

subject area coverage

- quick sketches, drawing notes.

- studying a model, still life in a given interior as well as composition

- technical skills developing tasks using different techniques and tools,

- different subjects - composition, thematic and imagin tasks ,

- anatomy-study tasks,

- plein-air drawing,

evaluation form credit with grading;

- wydawnictwa albumowe dotyczące historii rysunku oraz współczesnych dzieł rysunkowych;

- opracowania teoretyczne z zakresu teorii sztuki i rysunku, np.:

„Historia rysunku” Terisio Pignatti, Arkady

„L’histoire d’un art le dessin” J.Leymarie, G.Monnier, B.Rose SKIRA

"The Hermitage" – Western European Drawing” AAPL

“Drawing from the modern 1880-1945” Jodi Hauptman

“New perspectives in drawing” PHAIDON

“Zasady rysunku realistycznego” R.Gill , Galaktyka

„Techniki rysunku” K.Teissig, Wyd. Artystyczne i Filmowe

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

at least one plein-air drawing class

entry requirements
formal requirements

- szkicownik

- papier brystol B1

- ołówki (ewentualnie inne narzędzia i materiały)

preliminary assumptions
learning outcomes
social competences

Student understands the need of lifelong learning, is able to replenish and develop the possessed knowledge and skills.

K_K01 A2_K01, A2_ K02

Student possesses a wide range of technical skills allowing realization of his/her own artistic concepts to a sufficient extent that enables maintaining and developing his/her creative skills

K_U06 AJA_U06(odpowiednik A2_U16)

Student shows understanding of mutual relations between theoretical and practical aspects of sculpture and uses the knowledge in further artistic development

K_W04 AJA_W04(odpowiednik A2_W11)

Studies List

studies status Time<br>[h] ECTS form credit
Sculpture s.2 r 120 7 Exercises 120h
Exercises [Z st.]

Semester 2019/20-SS (Z-winter,L-summer)
Course code: #35.11883