Language of Drawing I (VA 203)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
Wieslaw Zaremba,
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The goal of the course is to introduce basic ways of visual perception such as lines, shapes, darkness-light. In the second phase of the course the participants are expected to develop their skills of observation towards nature, man-made objects and human figures.


It is an introduction to drawing. Draftsmanship and painting. Basic elements of perception and representation : line, shape, and the interplay of light and dark. One-on-one supervision and guidance under studio conditions so as to develop observation skills from nature, from man-made objects and from the human figure.


  • Upon the completion of this course, students should be able to: 1-Identify the elements of the art such as point, line, shape, form, pattern, composition, viewing points, color, texture, light, space and movement. 2- Improve their skills by observing and drawing from live models 3- Recognize soft and sharp edges of the spot- knowing how to show skin models tones in light and shadows 4- Identify the parts of the anatomy as well as the aesthetics values of the human body. 5- Describe basic anatomy elements by studying differences between male and female body buildings 6- Create the tone values of the spot by using cross- hatching 7- Use the value scale for tone comparisons 8. Continue VA 204 Language of Drawing II Course 9. Rich the level of the portfolio usually accepted to enter talent exam at the fine arts academies.


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 4

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 5

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 2

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 3

1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 1

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 1

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 1

1. Demonstrate safe working habits and a general understanding of materials and processes in the visual arts. 4

2. Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation. 3

3. Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms. 3

4. Appreciate and express the cultural significance of art and understand its evolution and purposes. 5

5. Develop an awareness of compositional and organizational strategies for the effective deployment of formal elements of visual art. 5

6. Read visual texts with a deep knowledge of art history and theory and the ability of situating the content and form of the visual representation both in a historical and thematic context. 4

7. Employ necessary background knowledge regarding art administration in the body of museums and galleries. 4

8. Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts. 5