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 focus of the course is on perception-based drawing in space. You will be able to observe and draw contours, scale, depth and perspective. You will develop in transferring the visual information into drawing. You will be able to represent structures and different qualities of textures through mark making.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 30.05.2022 - 03.06.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marja Nurminen, Petri Eskelinen

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

Teacher of the course is Petri Eskelinen.

Study Coordinator

Juhana Harju

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    On site working in different destinations. Working on large scale drawings, in order to relate the space around and the drawing to the physical size of the drawer. How to represent three dimensional -, physical - and at the same time sensual experience of the space?

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Onsite working and exercises. Personal guidance, group discussions and critique.

  • applies in this implementation

    • Completing the course 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, whose classes you are
      absent from of any absence due to illness or another serious reason.
    • If you are sick, you get the substitute assignment from the teacher. Please, contact him!

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 40 h, Independent work 14 h


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Materials will be announced in the beginning of the course.

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students.
    Two places are reserved for exchange students.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Spring V-Summer

    2021-2022 Spring V-Summer

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture:


    The order of priority for admitting students:

    1. Exchange students in Aalto ARTS, 2 places (applies to courses taught in English)
    2. Minor students (applies to compulsory courses in the minor)
    3. Degree students in Aalto ARTS