Course detail

Modelling - Spatial Design

FSI-YM1Acad. year: 2017/2018

The subject focuses on modelling of skull and head according to plaster bust. The subject allows students getting basic knowledge in modelling and gaining basic habits in building 3D volume and character of objects in space.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The subject leads to getting a sense for mass in space, plastic shape, guessing measures, volumes and distances and getting the students acquainted with basic craft of clay modelling.

Prerequisites

Theoretical knowledge of perspective and drawing geometric bodies by model are a prerequisite. Practice from model creation of 3D compositions and design models is important.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

BAMMES, Gottfried. Der nackte Mensch: Hand und Lehrbuch der Anatomie für Künstler. Dresden: VEB Verlag der Kunst, 1982. ISBN 3-364-00016-6.
KOS, Jaroslav a Pavel ŽILÁK. Anatomie člověka pro výtvarníky. Praha: Aventinum, 1996. ISBN 80-85277-98-0.
MALIVA, Josef. Doteky s uměním a časem I. díl: Přehled evropských dějin umění od pravěku po renesanci. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 1996. ISBN 80-214-0822-7.
GOLDFINGER, Eliot. Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. ISBN 978-0195052060.
MALIVA, Josef. Doteky s uměním a časem II. díl: Přehled dějin umění od baroka do poloviny 20. století. Brno: Vysoké učení technické v Brně, 1997. ISBN 80-214-1088-4. (CS)
KOS, Jaroslav a Pavel ŽILÁK. Anatomie člověka pro výtvarníky. Praha: Aventinum, 1996. ISBN 80-85277-98-0.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Creative work in ateliers.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Graded course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at exercises, meeting assigned projects deadlines.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks. 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

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim is to get students acquainted with modelling as a basic way of visual 3D object. Practical workshops focus on modelling skull and head according to plaster bust, emphasizing the building of volume and proportions.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B3A-P Bachelor's

    branch B-PDS , 3. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

labs and studios

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1st assignment, modelling skull by model, basics of its construction;
Modelling skull by model;
Modelling skull by model;
Modelling skull by model, evaluation of 1st assignment /analysis of strengths and weaknesses of individual works/;
2nd assignment, modelling head by plaster bust, basics of its construction;
Modelling head by plaster bust;
Modelling head by plaster bust;
Modelling head by plaster bust; evaluation of 2nd assignment /analysis of strengths and weaknesses of individual works/;
3rd assignment, modelling head by plaster bust;
Modelling head by plaster bust;
Modelling head by plaster bust;
Modelling head by plaster bust;
Modelling head by plaster bust; evaluation of 2nd assignment /analysis of strengths and weaknesses of individual works/ evaluation of whole semester.