Course detail

Art II - Colour

FA-VT2Acad. year: 2019/2020

The knowledge of theory of colours is based on principles that give the student the confidence that he is able to work with colours both in the field of displaying and of deliberately determining the colour shade of the objects. The knowledge and the practical skill make it possible to solve the problems of colour in architecture. These are the bases of teaching in the semester, in which the student gets the necessary knowledge and skills needed for his further professional activity. This is an indispensable experience, in contrast to the work with a computer which allows the modification of only four colours, whereas the material on the basis of pigments has a specific behaviour, and is also denoted as a coating composition with which the architect has to reckon and to cope. This orientation facilitates
to make a colour record of both the interior and exterior, and of the objects located therein.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student overcomes the obstacle of lacking skill by using the technique of creative art. He or she learns to think about colour combinations, and to use them for obtaining the result.His or her orientation in the plane is boosted to the result's illustration.


Prerequisite of the study is completed secondary education and basic orientation in technical terms. The actual bases of creative art techniques are taught only here. Dispensation is granted to graduates from secondary schools of arts who submit their previous works;they can be exempt from the first part of classes of basics of colouring.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Vasarely Gaston Diehl (EN)
Richard Paul Lohse Zurich 1992 (EN)
Colour,Art,Science Trevor Lamb (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The resulting collection of works is evaluated and classified as to rendering, completeness, technical mastering and fulfilment of requirements defined in the assignment.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Hard form - simulated program study according to matter
Abstract space simulated program study
Abstract space – realization in modelling fulfilment – cured polystyrén
Introduction – circular colour scheme and demonstration simultaneous contrast.
Using basic colours – temper paint.
Gain secondary colours mixture colours basic.
Creation new spectrum colours deinking white.
Creation new spectrum colours get dark black.
Order full spectrum colours according to luminous and coloured qualities to the surface and her affixion on bed.
New imposition – make personal figure in L from paper / frontal half/ spatially.
Metering and conveyance on paper.
Reducing to the L ,drawing and cutting transverse and lengthwise lamellas.
Constitution single part to the figure unit,cementation and inking.


Work with tool and colour material, its use for attaining clean colour plane and for portraying objects in space.

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

Attendance of classes is obligatory. In case of short time absence, missed lessons can be made up for individually. Long term absence is not tolerated, and results in the repetition of the year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme ARCHURB Bachelor's

    branch ARCH , 1. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Art studio work

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer