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 will develop skills in drawing, artistic expression and observation. The emphasis is in achieving technical abilities needed for sketching and drawing the living environment in relation to personal expression.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 11.01.2022 - 07.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marja Nurminen, Anu Välitalo, Emmi Jormalainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

Teachers: (may not be in use)

Study coordinator:


CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Drawing exercises: observing the forms, light, shadow and spatial impression. Sketches made at site e.g. in museums and in nature. Producing completed drawings out of sketches.

  • applies in this implementation

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Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Personally guided exercises, discussions and critiques. Assessment Criteria: Development of personal expression, progress in perception-based drawing.

  • applies in this implementation

    • Instruction
      is based on exercises, lectures and critiques. Evaluation is based on
      the activeness of the student in class, the development of skills and
      knowledge and his or her ability to what he/she has learned.
    • Course completion requires at least 80% attendance and completion of assigned work given by the teachers by a specific deadline.
    • Students are requested to notify the teacher via e-mail, of
      any absence due to illness or another serious reason.
    • If you are sick, make a substitute assignment given by the teacher.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    84 h contact teaching, 78 h independent work


Study Material
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Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses: Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students. Maximum amount of participants is 20 students.