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, perspective and tonal values. You will be able to represent all kind of sturctures and different qualities of textures through mark making. You will develop in transferring the visual information into drawing, which becomes at the same time an independently functioning artistic entity. 

Credits: 3

Schedule: 02.06.2025 - 11.06.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Marja Nurminen, Westerberg-Aboularoih

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


  • 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:

    Student's personal development in perception-based drawing, ability to observe and draw contours, scale, depth and perspective.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    56h contact teaching, 25h independent work


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Will be announced separately at the start of the course

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring V
    2025-2026 Spring V


    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.