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 objective is to develop students' personal expression by painting and drawing, focusing on shape, colour and light. 

Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.01.2025 - 01.04.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marja Nurminen

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: English


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    Excercises with acrylic paints about colour perception and based on personal creative expression. Independent work under supervision of the teacher and discussions.    

Assessment Methods and Criteria
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    Criteria of evaluation: the personal advancement of the student in the perception-based work and personal expression. The students ability to express and utilise what they've learned. 

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    84 h contact teaching

    78 h independent work


Study Material
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Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
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    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring III - IV
    2025-2026 Spring III - IV


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

    Prioritization order for admission is based on the prioritization criteria established by Aalto ARTS:


    After the registration has closed, SISU conducts a raffle to allocate all the seats while considering the possible prioritisation order stated above. If there are more registrants than available seats, ten (10) students from the remaining applicants are drawn and placed on a waiting list in numerical order. On the first day of the course, these students may check for available seats in case of no-shows. Any available seats are then filled in numerical order.