Language of Drawing I (VA 203)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
7.00 / 7.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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.