ADN 490: Art + Design International Studio – Drawing and Etching

Instructor: Irena Bujárková
Credits: 6
GEP: Elective

Course Description

This drawing and etching course promotes aesthetic feelings for students, focuses on developing sensitivity, creativity and critical judgment. It strengthens the ability to interpret reality and use different techniques to express thoughts, feelings and ideas about the surrounding world as well as about the inner world. Provide instructions on how to watch, what, and how to draw.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to familiarize and practice four basic section of the drawing: technique, perspective, proportions and composition to express the emotional and mental relation to the seen reality.

During etching lessons students personally try out a few basic intaglio techniques many of which have not changed since the time of discovery and which were used by artists such as Goya, Rembrandt, Degas, Picasso.

A brief overview of the history of graphics and graphical techniques, orientation in terminology.

The choice of motifs and themes helps to shape aesthetic taste, to recognize artistic values and to help with the orientation in contemporary art. Completing the course, students will gain experience in using different artistic techniques whose mastery achieves a free expression.