Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The student understands the current situation in the field of drawing, is familiar with research into drawing and concepts in the field. What is the difference between a drawing that is an artefact and a drawing that can be used in design 1. as a tool for communication 2. as an instrument of design 3. as a tool for analysis. If drawing is thinking instead of thought, how does it impact us?

Credits: 6

Schedule: 06.02.2019 - 13.03.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Marja Nurminen, Hanna Saarikoski

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Kristina Jansson, Hanna Saarikoski, Sini Vihma

Contact information for the course (valid 16.01.2019-21.12.2112):

Hanna Saarikoski,
Kristina Jansson

Responsible teacer

Sini Vihma, 1.2.-30.4.2019

Marja Nurminen, until 31.1.2019 after 30.4.2019

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The following themes are addressed in the course: the relationship between the body and drawing, the relationship between urban environment and drawing, drawing and the social environment, memory and drawing and a conceptual approach to drawing.

  • Applies in this implementation:

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Exercises, lectures, personal guidance and independent work.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    88h contact teaching, 74h independent work


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Handouts distributed during the course

    Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing Hardcover December 1, 2005

    by Emma Dexter (Author)

    Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing Hardcover May 21, 2013

    by Editors of Phaidon (Author)

    On Line: Drawing Through the Twentieth Century Hardcover  December 31, 2010

    by Connie Butler (Author), Benjamin Buchloh (Author), Catherine de Zegher (Editor)

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    01250 Contemporary Drawing

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Art Periods 1, 2,3 or Introduction to Drawing and Painting 1 and 2 or equivalent knowledge level.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    6.2  Wednesday Hanna Saarikoski: 9.15 - 12.00: Starting discussion,
    practical questions, learning to know each other. For first drawing
    task: bring your favourite working materials, tools etc. ( at least some
    of them ) with you.
    13.00-17.00: shorter assignments based on our study material:
    D 1: new Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon 2005, Vitamin D 2 : new
    Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon 2013 and On line: drawing through the
    twentieth century / Cornelia Butler, Cathrien de Zegher. Butler,
    Cornelia H. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2010

    13.2. Wednesday Hanna Saarikoski: students presentations/ artistic comments based on our study material

    18.2 Monday  Kristina Jansson: Intensive week

    19.2. Tuesday Kristina Jansson: Intensive week

    20.2. Wednesday Kristina Jansson: Intensive week

    21.2. Thrusday Kristina Jansson: Intensive week

    22.2.  Friday Hanna Saarikoski Hybrid Drawing text Drawing/ Thinking Confronting an Electronic Age

    27.2. Wednesday Hanna Saarikoski Embodied drawings and senses – shorter assignments

    6.3  Wednesday Hanna Saarikoski:  EXHIBITION

    13.3. Wednesday  KRITIIKKI / CRITiQUE  Hanna Saarikoski