Course: Basics of Visual Expression

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Course title Basics of Visual Expression
Course code KPD/ZVYP
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, English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Filip Michal, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the subject Basics of artistic expression 2-4. Artistic expression - an outline of the history and development of imaging forms; Drawing and graphics - Drawing theory, typology of drawing - study drawing, analytical drawing, expressive drawing, fantasy drawing, dry and wet materials - division, specifications, expressive abilities; specifics and expressive possibilities of artistic graphic techniques. Regularities of graphic design. Basic graphic techniques of printing from above. Art etudes and experimentation in graphic techniques: linocut, paper cut, monotype, etc. 5-6. Painting - basics of color theory: basic, secondary, complementary colors, color valer and tone, color contrast and harmony, basics of color composition. Painting etudes and studies according to reality, painting etudes from fantasy. 7-9. Sculpture - study modeling of objects and natural objects: capture of silhouettes and proportions, expression of volumes, directions of surfaces and edges in modeling in real and enlarged scale. Conversion of a three-dimensional study into relief - reduction of heights, spatial depth, preservation of volume, gypsum casting 10-11. Photography - an outline of the history of the medium of photography and its formative influence on artistic creation; ways of thinking about photography; exercises in the basics of imaging - acquaintance with the basic laws of photographic imaging in capturing space and its reproduction and interpretation into the field of photography; work with light, with image sharpness, with cutout and composition. Basic concept of photographic genres. Open-air exercises (landscape, architecture), studio exercises (object, portrait, figure, figural composition), reportage photography (unique event - defining the essence by photographic means, conceived set of documentary photographs). 12-14 Computer graphics - digital image and its specifics; creative creation in the environment of vector and bitmap graphic applications with interventions in the multimedia area. Graphic design - Purpose of graphic design, advertising, promotion of image manipulation; hierarchy of text, image, accented information; font, typefaces, font and its selection or combination; Graphic stylization - ornament, pictogram, typographic exercise - monogram, typographic composition, uniform visual style - logotype, business card, flyer, poster, etc.)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Monitoring, Graphic and art activities
Learning outcomes
Artistic expression in the historical context of key epochs - art culture as a historical chronicle of humanity. Students will get acquainted with the theoretical and practical means of artistic expression (drawing, painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, computer graphics, "new" image media) and their expressive possibilities and specifics with emphasis on the procedural side of their own artistic creation. Students will acquire the ability of elementary analysis and system summary of the formal and content aspects of a work of art.
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

Making and handing-in of particular artefacts. Performance of the tasks at seminars, activity
Recommended literature
  • Babyrádová, H.;. Rituál, umění a výchova. 1.vydání Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2002.
  • Babyrádová, H.;. Symbol v dětském výtvarném projevu. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1999.
  • Cikánová, K.. Kreslete s námi, Praha, 1992.
  • Cikánová, K.. Malujte s námi, Praha, 1993.
  • Cikánová,K.. Objevujte s námi tvar. Praha: 1995.
  • Hazuková, H., Šamšula,P.. Vv I., 2.vyd. Praha, UK, 1991.
  • Kohlová, M.A.. 200 výtvarných činností. Praha: Portál 2003..
  • Read,H.. Výchova uměním. Praha: Odeon 1967.
  • Roeselová, V.. Techniky ve výtvarné výchově, 1. vyd.Praha, Sarah, 1996, ISBN 80-902267-1-10..
  • 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