Course detail

Studio I - Drawing and Printmaking - winter

FaVU-B1GR-ZAcad. year: 2019/2020

The class is aims to teach basic understanding of artwork and graphics emphasising the acquisition of individual authorship and creative methods of artistic research leading to students' own discoveries. Students should not think dogmatically or conservatively, adhering to stereotypes. The unifying methodical tool is represented by the "round table" which serves as the first contact with living art. It is a place of critical reflection, consultations and personal encounters allowing opinion exchanges which are indispensable for working in the studio. Life in the studio is a voluntary life in an independent territory with its own rules.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Regular diary drawings exhibiting evident development of art expression in the thematic context. Managing transfer/copier process and creating a series of works using the technique. Basic orientation in the contemporary Czech art scene and practical experience with a project extending beyond chosen medium. Developed articulation of own art experience adequate for a student who've completed the first semester of the first year.


Artistic and theoretical abilities proven by passing the entrance exam are prerequisites for the class along with mastering basics of figural drawings on the level of art high school graduate and basic experience with graphic techniques: relief print - linocut, monotype and intaglio - dry point.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Emma Dexter, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing (EN)
Vladimír Kokolia, Slovník Grafiky 2, 2008
Antonín Odehnal, Grafické techniky (CS)
Helena Zápalková-Zdenka Lindovská, Umění grafiky / Grafické techniky v průběhu šesti století
-Petr Ingerle, Možnosti záznamu (CS)
Lenka Sýkorová (ed.), Postkonceptuální přesahy v české kresbě, (CS)
Mária Orišková, Dvojhlasné dejiny umenia (SK)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

At the beginning of the semester, the initiation of artistic research and consultation of pre-arranged individual themes takes place.The course is followed by regular group consultations of the supervisor and assistant of the atelier with the students over the approved semestral assignments. During the semester, individual tasks are individually assigned for each student or year.Regular presentations of completed semester work by external professionals.Part of the lessons are technological workshops for the semester (theme).Work on projects, visits to exhibitions and commented tours, plenipotentiaries.Teachers encourage students to actively discuss and present their work results. Both in the school field and in the gallery art practice. Student works, presentations, lectures, tutorials, debates, excursions, study of literature.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

In order to receive credit for the class, given conditions must be met:

-presence and participation in all mandatory regular consultations of semester projects (once a week)
-active participation in regular atelier projects and their consequent presentation (twice per semester)
-ability to reflect/accept recommendations resulting from consultations of semester projects
-fulfilling given tasks
-participation in atelier workshops and collaborative projects
-participation in the plenary
-evident interest in contemporary art

Presence is confirmed by signing the attendance list. One unexcused absence is allowed per semester.

Atelier exam is evaluated by a commission.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Independent and continuous studio work, regular studio consultations with the studio leader (every week), participation on the joint studio projects, active participation in the regular studio critiques (usually 2 per semester), participation in joint studio workshops, extracurricular art activities, presentation of semestral project in front of the commission, public presentation of the semestral project within open days Enter FaVU.
1. Definition of the topic of artistic research or the author's project (alteration in the form of a possible atelier assignment).
2. Brainstorming, artistic research, experimentation, verification, variation.
3. Presentation and defense of studio criticism.
4. Participation in all joint events - namely plain-air workshop, studio workshops, excursions and events according to the program of the entire studio.
5. Installation, presentation and defense of semestral work.
6. Participation in a public presentation on an open day.


This intermedially focused course is based on classical drawing and printmaking techniques which are examined, tested and regrouped into different media by student. Its aim is to develop a mutual understanding between student and teacher and to search for possibilities of individual work which student achieves by working in the studio on own or assigned topics, by orientation in Czech and foreign professional context and by articulation of their own author’s language during joint consultations.

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

Mandatory regular consultation of semester project (weekly), active participation and presentation of created studio works at regular studio examinations (twice per semester), participating on studio workshops and collaborative studio projects, evident interest in the contemporary art.
Attendance list. Proven continuous work on the school premises.
A single absence at studio consultations is allowed.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUB Bachelor's

    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 15 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


156 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer