FSI-YKOAcad. year: 2017/2018
The subject is focused on basic themes of drawing in the open air (a landscape, small architecture, architecture of historical buildings). The task is particularly to capture the objects within the observed compositions according to the rules of perspective projection, unambiguous statement of lines of individual objects or their parts. The course is organised as one week course.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Practising drawing in plain air allows students gaining habits for drawing smaller and bigger historical and modern architecture by drawing concrete objects in wider context of surroundings. Students will broaden their ability to capture the depth of spatial objects and natural elements that shape the environment.
Elementary knowledge of the perspective drawing /including shadows and lights/ is assumed, as well as the ability of applying it to the construction of drawing in the surface and extent experience with the drawing of still-life and industrial products including different characters, materials and surfaces in a perspective view by the model.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Ballestar, V., Vigué, J.: Skici- kompletní průvodce skicováním, Rebo, Barcelona, 2005 (CS)
Teissig, K.: Techniky kresby, Artia , Praha 1986 (CS)
Reyna, R.: How To Draw What You See, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, 1996 (EN)
Ballestar, V.; Vigué, J.: Skici- kompletní průvodce skicováním, Rebo, Barcelona, 2005
Rudy de Reyna: How to draw what you see, Watson- Guptill publications, New York, 1996 (EN)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The course is taught through exercises in the open air.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Graded course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at exercises /one week course/, meeting assigned projects deadlines.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks (drawings). In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
If some of the projects are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.
Language of instruction
The aim of the subject in to get the students acquainted with the basics of drawing in exterior. The course focuses on drawing of landscape and architecture while following the rules of perspective. The task is to monitor the structure of displayed objects by reducing their shape and drawing the individual components and their position in the whole.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Compulsory attendance at seminars. Regarding the special character of the organization of the course the control of attendance is made by consultations of running results of drawings. Missed exercises are compensated according to the agreement with a lecturer (e.g. a compensatory project is assigned).
Type of course unit
labs and studios
30 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Small architecture drawing in open air 1, rules for construction;
2. Small architecture drawing in open air 2;
3. Modern architecture drawing in open air 1;
4. Modern architecture drawing in open air 2;
5. Drawing of trees in open air 1;
6. Architecture drawing in open air 1;
7. Architecture drawing in open air 2;
8. Architecture drawing in open air 3;
9. Architecture drawing in open air with stafage components 4;
10. Architecture drawing in open air with stafage components 5.
eLearning: currently opened course