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.


After the course:

  • You can use and combine different ways of drawing, painting, and digital techniques in your artistic work.
  • You are able to explore your chosen theme with artistic methods and by utilising your own observations and experiences.
  • You are familiar with the different ways landscape motifs have been dealt with in art and how landscape motivates the work of contemporary artists.
  • You can reflect on and discuss your own and others' artistic work. 

Credits: 3

Schedule: 27.02.2025 - 03.04.2025

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sini Vihma, Moisander, Lehtonen

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:

    The course observes landscape using and combining different art techniques: painting, drawing and digital techniques. The focus is not only on observation, but also on a personal relationship with the landscape. Personal experiences, memories and questions are interwoven into the making of art. The introductory lectures explore the perspectives and ways in which landscape has been treated in visual art at different times, both in contemporary art and in the tradition of landscape painting.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    • Attendance and completion of the assigned course work by the time set by the teacher.
    • Active participation in classroom work, lectures, critiques, and discussions.
    • Ability to combine own thinking and goals with practical work in the artistic process.
    • Readiness to try new things.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact teaching 48 h, and independent work 33 h. Guided classroom assignments and introductory lectures. Critiques and discussions.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

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


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

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

    After the registration has closed, SISU conducts a raffle to allocate all the seats while considering the prioritization order stated above. Accepted students must show up on the first course day or inform the teacher in advance of absence to confirm their place in the course.
    If there are more registrants than available seats, 10 students from the remaining are drawn and placed on a waiting list in numerical order. These students are informed by e-mail. On the first day of the course, they may check for available seats. The available seats are then filled in numerical order.