Course code MākZ4011
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 2 48
E-courses 2MAK4165: Drawing VI
Course annotation Aim of the course – to provide students with an opportunity to gain competency at drawing plaster cast models of human heads, developing an ability to constructively assess and depict head’s anatomy, so that the gained skills can be used at different design fields (illustrations, animation, etc.).

Tasks – to study the sculptural anatomy of a human head, to become acquainted with the techniques used to draw a face’s plasticity and hair, learn charcoal and white pastel drawing techniques to reflect lights and shades and tonal relations.
Results Knowledge
1. Understands the basic principles of human head’s anatomy.
2. Characterizes the main proportion ratios of a human’s head.
3. Has a good knowledge of the possibilities of drawing in the charcoal/ pastel pencil techniques.

4. Analyses the proportions of the drawing’s objects, has perfected the proportional measurement methods.
5. Using line and tone, depicts the form, tone and corporeity of a plaster head and household objects in a drawing.
6. Knows how to draw using the charcoal/ pastel technique.


7. Plans the course of action for drawing, evaluating the structure and tonal proportion aspects of human head’s plaster model.
Course plan 1. Drawing of a plaster cast head. L 1, Lw 5
2. Drawing of a plaster mask. Lw 6
3. Still life with a plaster mask. Lw 4
4. Drawing of a plaster cast head. L 1, Lw 5
5. Drawing of a plaster cast head. Lw 6
6. Drawing of a plaster mask. Lw 4

L - lecture,
Lw - laboratory work
Requirements for obtaining credit points Midterms:
1. Midterm show (finished practical work analysis) – 35%
2. Midterm show (finished practical work analysis) – 35%

Final exam:

3. Exam-show (presentation of practical works) – 30%
Study programmes Art