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: 10.01.2023 - 04.04.2023

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):

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.

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.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    84 h contact teaching, 78 h independent work


Substitutes for Courses


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.