Visual Arts | Viljandi Culture Academy

Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409, Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409 Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20–324, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307 Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012 Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 50406 Tartu
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5–205, 51005 Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46–208, 51014 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46–208, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5027
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b–134, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4809
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009, Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-244, 51005 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
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Contacts of UT units

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5341
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 116–121, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of History and Archaeology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, rooms 309–352, 51005 Tartu
  • Institute of Cultural Research
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5301
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18–310, 50090 Tartu
  • College of Foreign Languages and Cultures
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 4, 50409, Tartu
  • Viljandi Culture Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004 Viljandi
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    + 372 737 5900
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Education
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a–29, 50103 Tartu
  • Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5582
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36–301, 51003 Tartu
  • School of Economics and Business Administration
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Institute of Psychology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409 Tartu
  • School of Law
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20–324, 50409 Tartu
  • Institute of Social Studies
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003 Tartu
  • Narva College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307 Narva
  • Pärnu College
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012 Pärnu
Faculty of Medicine
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5326
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Pharmacy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Dentistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 50406 Tartu
  • Institute of Family Medicine and Public Health
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Sport Sciences and Physiotherapy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5–205, 51005 Tartu
Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculty phone: 
+372 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46–208, 51014 Tartu
  • Dean's Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5820
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46–208, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Computer Science
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Estonian Marine Institute
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618 Tallinn
  • Institute of Physics
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Chemistry
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009 Tartu
  • Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5027
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b–134, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu Observatory
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4510
    Faculty address: 
    Observatooriumi 1, Tõravere, 61602 Tartumaa
  • Institute of Technology
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411 Tartu
  • Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Institutions
  • Library
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5702
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Youth Academy
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5581
    Faculty address: 
    Uppsala 10, 51003 Tartu
  • Institute of Genomics
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4000
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23b, 51010 Tartu
  • Museum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5674
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 25, 51003 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6076
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51003 Tartu
Support Units
  • Administrative Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 4809
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 18, 51009, Tartu
  • University Office in Tallinn
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • Estates Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Finance Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51005 Tartu
  • Grant Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III floor, 51003 Tartu
  • Information Technology Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6000, IT-help: +372 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Human Resources Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 302 and 304, 50090 Tartu
  • Internal Audit Office
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-244, 51005 Tartu
  • Marketing and Communication Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, rooms 102, 104, 209, 210, 50090 Tartu
  • Office of Academic Affairs
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5620
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Procurement Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 6632
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51005 Tartu
  • Rector's Strategy Office
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • Student Council
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51005 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Press
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
Other Units
  • University of Tartu Academic Sports Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • Tartu Student Village
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • Tartu Students’ Club
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, 51010 Tartu
  • Tartu University Hospital
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • University of Tartu Foundation
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
  • View all other units

Visual Arts

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Instruction in English or in double languages (Estonian and English).

All practical art courses offered by the Center for Arts allow students the flexibility to pose and solve various tasks based on one's preparedness, personality and level of skills because the supervising and instructing is largely individual.

The university provides students with easels, planks and trestles.

Depending on the course, students need to acquire necessary materials themselves. For example: paper, cardboard, canvas, pencils, eraser, painting supplies (paints, brushes, palette, cups and cloths), charcoal, thumbtack or scotch tape, protective gear such as apron, gown and gloves. Information that is more detailed is available in the description of the specific course and/or upon registering to the course.


AUTUMN SEMESTER 2020/2021 COURSES

NEW! Colour Theory 
HVVK.14.145, 3 EAP
Lecturer: Rauno Thomas Moss

What are the construction principles of different colour schemes? How about colour contrasts and harmonies? A sense of colour?

This course aims to provide basic knowledge of colour theory by focusing mainly on Johannes Itten's colour system. Theoretical knowledge is acquired through practical work which mostly consists of the study and implementation of Itten's seven colour contrasts. The experience thus gained allows for a better understanding of different colour handling options, as well as develops one's individual colour sense.

In order to complete the course, the student must purchase some of the necessary materials to perform practical works (synthetic brushes, acrylic paints, acrylic paper). All materials are introduced in the first introductory lecture.


Experimental Painting 
HVVK.14.121, 3 EAP
Lecturer: Maarja Nõmmik

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of various experimental painting techniques and give students the chance to experiment with these in practice. Examples from (experimental) art history and contemporary art are also discussed in class.

It is a course about looking for and trying out unconventional ways and possibilities to make and see art. Experimental painting as such is thus an effective tool for improving one's ability of creative thinking – an asset in today's academic world and outside.

Without any prerequisites everyone is welcome to come and let their experimentality flow. Students must bring their own paints, brushes and other necessary tools, depending on the nature of the experimental work they wish to carry out.


Calligraphy
HVVK.14.119, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Rauno Thomas Moss


The purpose of the course is to provide basic theoretical and practical knowledge in calligraphy to develop the student's fine motor skills, observational and analytical skills, sense of proportion and aesthetics through practical exercises, and thereby develop the student's handwriting.

Theoretical and practical tasks are closely intertwined, with the emphasis on working with the calligraphic pen. At lectures, the student acquires the terminology deriving from the historical development of the calligraphic art, its basic typefaces and the compositional principles.

In the practical part, a comprehensive and extensive corpus of ornamentational and classical Penman exercises are followed.


Linocut Course (graphics technique)
HVVK.14.118, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Rauno Thomas Moss


The course provides basic knowledge and skills in high-quality linocut printing. In addition to technical techniques, students will learn how to design work, solve compositional problems, and purposefully and consciously execute a design.

The theoretical and practical tasks are closely intertwined, with emphasis on acquiring technical skills and performing the linoleum cut. The course starts with technical exercises, goes through a monochrome linocut graphic design and finishes with 2-3 color linocut graphic design and authoring work.


Practical Composition
HVVK.14.120, 3 ECTS
Lecturers: Rauno Thomas Moss (theory), Veiko Klemmer (practice)

The course is divided into two parts: The theoretical part provides basic knowledge about the theory of composition, terminology and analysis in the form of extensively illustrated lectures.

In the second part of the course participants apply and test previously acquired theoretical knowledge through a variety of composition assignments. Emphasis is on the elements of pictures, composition principles and forms of abstraction in order to become confident and free in creative expression.

 


Self-portrait
HVVK.14.116, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Maarja Nõmmik


To whom: This course is open for all students. The experience of drawing, sketching or painting will be useful, but you can also participate without prior experience.

The course teaches to recognise and draw facial features and expressions based on your face.
As a person perceives and feels his/her face the best, it is a gratifying tool for learning about different forms of face and personality. In addition, your face allows you to play through countless expressions and emotions that are also felt inside. Therefore, self-portrait is one of the sincerest portrait types. As a result of sketches and drafts, at least two self-portraits will be produced during the course. There will also be examples of self-portraits from art history and contemporary art introduced during the course.

Necessary materials for the participant: personal work equipment according to your preference and possibilities. More information from the lecturer.


Sketch
HVVK.14.131, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Maarja Nõmmik

To whom: This course is open for all students who wish to brush up their skills on drawing based on physical objects. The course will be for beginners as well as for advanced groups.

The course improves students’ skills on how to visualize figures stylistically, graphically and technically. Students will depict a human body in different intensive poses through which one’s sense of proportion, accuracy of anatomical form, stylistical freedom, technical cognition and the effectiveness of graphical implementation will develop.

Needed materials by student: drawing papers and pencils, charcoal, precise information from the lecturer.


Painting NOW with Renaissance Techniques 
HVVK.14.103, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Matti Vainio

At the course, students learn to experiment with multilayered renaissance techniques and use them in the context of contemporary art. The course focuses on the technical issues of painting such as undercoating, sublayers, increasing the saturation of the paint layer and proceeding from layer to layer towards a finished art work. During the course the students learn to make and use painting liquids, completes the painting on a freely chosen subject supported by the traditional techniques.

Upon successful completion of the course the student:
- has gained the skill to make and use painting liquids,
- is able to consciously paint a multilayered painting,
- has knowledge of traditional painting materials and how to prepare them,
- is able to understand the technical process of painting.

Needed materials by student: oil paints and oli paint brushes, paper/cardboard, turpentine, cloths/rags, palette, cup, tape or pins, apron and rubber cloves in case of sensitive skin. Approximate cost of materials during the course is 30-50 euros. More detailed information from the lecturer.


Looking at Art
HVVK.14.087, 3 ECTS 
Lecturer: Matti Vainio

To whom: For everyone who is interested to develop the skills of interpreting works of art and in deepening their knowledge about the story behind an artwork and art exhibition as well as looking at the multi-layered relationships between art and contemporary societies.

The course will take you to exhibition halls and galleries to meet the artwork. Mythological minimalism and the ironic reality in painting with its relation to the critique of consumerism are just some of the possible topics under discussion in the seminars.

This course helps to deepen the comprehension of artworks via different angles, for example through studying the artists' techniques and how they are connected to the present time. We look how a curated or artist-made exhibition influences the perceptions of the viewer.

The students will be keeping a diary the whole time and the course will conclude with a written work. PS! Please consider the cost of some exhibition visits in your budget.


Sculpture
HVVK14.125, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Rauno Thomas Moss

To whom: This practical course is intended for everyone who wish to acquire basic skills and technical aspects on modelling and plastics as well as to develop one's skills with handling clay.

Throughout the course, students will model a clay portrait figure on a pre-prepared stand. One important part of the course is also to familiarize oneself with the various samples of portraits from art history. Students also learn the structure of brain and skeleton, and how to build it based on the basics of plastic and functional anatomy. Participants will also learn to handle different form problems of three-dimensional objects and learn how to express statics, dynamics, volume and proportions.

Please take an apron with you to protect your clothes.


Drawing (part 1)
HVVK.14.058, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Rauno Thomas Moss

To whom: This course consists mostly of practical workshops and is intended for students who wish to acquire the basics skills for realistic drawing and to develop one's technical skills.

Throughout the course, students will learn the basics for drawing, learn how to draw realistic still-life pieces and people, discover how to work with light and shadows and also learn deal with problems of space and form. Moving from easier tasks to more complicated ones, participants will acquire a very wide range of drawing and visualisation skills.

Needed materials by student: drawing papers and pencils. More precise information from the lecturer.


Illustration
HVVK.14.134, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Rauno Thomas Moss

To whom: This course consists of practical workshops and lectures and is intended for all students who wish to acquire knowledge on different ways how to implement illustration, its history as well as to learn practical skills in order to plan and carry out an illustration for one's research, article or any other piece of work. 

The theoretical part of the course introduces different types of illustrations, how they are used, its history as well as the cultural meaning of illustrations. Practical part of the course concentrates on the acquisition of technically accurate and aesthetical whole results by using manual work and different techniques (graphite, india ink, coloured pencils, watercolours, gouache). Participants will observe different stages of the work process and its specifics when illustrating for fiction, or, as well as for the scientific text.

Needed materials by student: drawing papers and pencils/paints, brushes. More precise information from the lecturer.


Painting Course - Still Life
HVVK.14.141, 3 ECTS
Lecturer: Veiko Klemmer

To whom: All who want to learn to paint realistically or just starting their way in the field of visual arts.

The course will give a technical basis for realistic painting style. The course starts out with simpler still-life painting and moves gradually towards full nudes. The program consists: projection of the three-dimensional objects onto the surface, colour management and measurement techniques. Main focus is on obtaining skills to see and measure correct proportions, plausible material effects, delicate light space and clear structure so that future work could be easily controlled. Creative dilemma - the boundary between freedom and discipline. Half of lessons are instructed. The other half is for developing student’s own ideas.

Needed materials by student: canvases or cardboards, paints, brushes, cloths/rags, palette, cup, charcoal, tape or pins, rubber cloves in case of sensitive skin.