Language of Drawing II (VA 204)

2023 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
Wieslaw Zaremba,
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Formal lecture,Studio work/practice
Learner centered,Project based learning,Task based learning
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This course is a continuation of VA 203. Advanced tasks and individual experiments on large-scale drawings and renderings are to be performed in the studio. The focus is on broadening ways of perception, interplay of light and dark, use of color and paint, and general improvement of the individual's drawing skills with the guidance of the instructor.


This course is a continuation of VS 203. Draftsmanship and painting will be in progress by new tasks in huge size drawing. Line, shape, and the interplay of light and dark will be much more advanced in rendering drawings.


  • Upon the completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Improve their skills by drawing from memory and imagination 2. Transport the project into large scale drawing 3. Measure the composition step by step from all over shapes to details. 4. Use dry pastels technique to show skin tones colors or their black and white representation 5. Render human body in front of still life element from soft and hard edges of the forms to shinning and velvet textures of the surfaces 6. Complete a project in a given time period. 7. Create projects based on their dreams, visions or given tasks in realistic manner 8. Reach the level of entry talent exam of the most fine art academies. 9. Attend the fine art academies in Sokrates exchange programs.


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.

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

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

1. Demonstrate safe working habits and a general understanding of materials and processes in the visual arts. 5

2. Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation. 4

3. Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms. 5

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