Course: Basics of Visual Expression

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Course title Basics of Visual Expression
Course code KPD/KZVYP
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Filip Michal, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Art expression in art and artifacts of various historical epochs. Concepts and differences based on geographic, ethnographic, religious and ideological aspects. Art as the historical chronicle of human culture. Drawing and Painting Studies by Reality and Conception. Color, shape exaggeration, transformation and transposition. Study, analytic and free art composition. Basic specifics and expressive possibilities of artistic graphic techniques. Laws of graphic design. Selected printing techniques from a height (linocut, paper cut, monotype, etc.). Introduction to spatial creation (modeling, ceramics). Students will acquire basic knowledge and skills in the field of art expression within the course. 1. Visual presentation of history and development of imaging forms 2-4. Drawing Drawing theory, drawing typology - study drawing, analytical drawing, expressive drawing, fantasy drawing, dry and wet materials dividing, specifications, expressing skills 5.-8 Painting Basics of Color Theory: Basic, Secondary, Complementary, Colored Valor and Tone, Color Contrast and Harmony, Fundamentals of Color Composition. Painting etudes and studies by reality, painting etudes of fantasy, impressionism in painting, expressionism in painting 9.-11. Graphics - Basic Specifics and Expressions of Art Graphic Techniques. Laws of graphic design. Basic printing techniques from a height. Art etudes and experiments in graphic techniques: linocut, paper-cut, monotype, etc. 12-14. Sculpture - study modeling of objects and natural resources: mapping of silhouettes and proportions, expression of volumes, directions of surfaces and edges in real and enlarged modeling. Transfer of three dimensional studies into relief - treble reduction, space depth, consistency, plaster casting

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Monitoring, Graphic and art activities
Learning outcomes
The subject informs the students about possibilities of the use of art techniques, activities and games in terms of free time pedagogy. It informs the students about the possibilities to use traditional techniques in non-traditional way and further non-traditional techniques in art methodology in terms of free time pedagogy. Simultaneously the subject accents a particular problem of society in terms of art education. It means for example the focus on environmentalism (the production of artefacts from recyclable materials, further the production from waste materials, preparation of methodological aids which might be used in environmental education etc.) or ethical education (e.g. looking on aesthetical categories from the ethical concepts point of view). Methodology of art again uses the possibilities of interference into related areas as aesthetical, dramatic, musical, for-social education. The effect of the subject is strengthened by continuous exhibitions of student works in public areas of the faculty.
A student acquires knowledge and skills in areas of art culture, he/she is able to use the knowledge and skills in the work of a free time pedagogue, he or she can direct a comprehensive art project.

Assessment methods and criteria

Creation and presentation of individual artifacts. Active participation in the seminar. A.) Uniform assignments for all: Viewing objects in perspective - shaded pencil drawing, A4 format. A drawing of still life in which min. one cylindrical object (eg bottle), min. one rectangular spatial object (cube, block); and min. one sphere. Objects lit by the side to highlight theirs plasticity. B.) Drawing Landscape in Perspective (Angle, Mineral - A3 Format) A view of the countryside can be urban area. C.) Making 4 papers on the chosen theme (eg elements - earth, fire, water, air, human, landscape, joy, fear, anxiety, etc.), Format of works: at least A4 1. Drawing with a rudder (charcoal) 2. Ink drawing (pen or brush) 3. Graphic technique of printing from the height (linoryt, papíroryt) 4. Color pastel or painting (watercolor, gouache, tempera) In total, each student will present 6 papers: 1. View items in perspective 2. Landscape view in perspective 3. Draw Drawing - on the chosen theme 4. Draw ink (pen or brush) - on the chosen theme 5. Graphic printing technique from a height (linocut, papíroryt) - on the chosen topic 6. Color pastel or painting (watercolor, gouache, tempera) - on selected theme
Recommended literature
  • Cikánová, K.. Kreslete s námi, Praha, 1992.
  • Cikánová, K.. Malujte s námi, Praha, 1993.
  • Cikánová,K.. Objevujte s námi tvar. Praha: 1995.
  • KUČERA, J. Základy kresby : příručka pro výtvarníky : materiály, techniky, barva a kompozice, styl, námět. Praha, 2005.
  • Read,H.. Výchova uměním. Praha: Odeon 1967.
  • Smith, R.:. Encyklopedie výtvarných technik a materiálů. Praha 2006.
  • Uždil, J.;. Výtvarné umění ve výchově mládeže. Praha: SPN, 1964. ISBN 14-031-64.
  • Uždil, J., Zhoř, I. Výtvarné umění ve výchově mládeže, Praha, SPN, 1964, ISBN 14-031-64..
  • Vondrová, P.:. Výtvarné techniky pro děti. Praha, Portál, 2001.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter