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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 and 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 and inner world. Provide instructions on how to watch, what, and how to draw.

This class is recommended to College of Design students. Students coming from other colleges will be asked to submit a portfolio of their past work.

Previous experience in the field of art and design is required, this class may be too difficult and demanding for students with a limited skill set.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to familiarize and practice four primary sections of drawing: technique, perspective, proportions and composition to express the emotional and mental relation to the seen reality.

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

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

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