Course detail

Drawing of Head

FSI-YKHAcad. year: 2020/2021

The subject focuses on study drawing of head by plastic bust and live model. It builds on study of anatomy and perception of structure, connections, proportions and details of head. The subject leads to development of drawing expression.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Technical and routine drawing of head and gaining basic habits for building up volume when drawing a head and its character.


Knowledge of perspective, ability to use it in practice and experience with drawing still-lifes of industrial products. Expressing volume and basic characteristic features of the model are essential.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Bammes, G.: Der nackte Mensch, Veb Verlag der Kunst, Dresden 1988 (DE)
Kos, J.; Žilák, P.: Anatomie člověka pro výtvarníky, Aventinum, Praha 1996
BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a Jordi VIGUÉ. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN 80-7234-431-5.
PARRAMÓN, José M. Velká kniha o kresbě. Praha: Svojtka a Vašut, 1996. ISBN 80-7180-093-7.
Reyna, R.: How to draw what you see, Watson-Guptill publications, New York, 1996
Teissig, K.: Techniky kresby, Artia, Praha, 1986

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The subject is taught in the form of seminars, which are focused on practical mastering of drawing skills with individual consultations.

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 (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


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is to deepen the knowledge of drawing as a basic visual representation and gain the ability to build the volume of the head, with emphasis on its proportions and character.

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 M2A-P Master's

    branch M-PDS , 1. year of study, winter semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit


Studio work

39 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Drawing of skull by model, rules for its structure
Drawing of skull by model
Drawing of head by plaster bust, rules for its structure
Drawing of head by plaster bust
Drawing of head by live model
Evaluation of semester, analysis of strengths and weaknesses of individual works