Subject: Drawing Laboratory I

Scientific Area:



64 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - The Course aims to provide knowledge and experimental subjects for theoretical and practical application in the visual and expressive language of drawing. Show the importance of daily drawing with a structural possibility of valuing self knowledge of pathways of a personal language Develop sense of research and debunking of conventional processes Adapting the diversity of solutions and technical resources to the expressive and conceptual drawing purposes. Understand and contribute to an extension of the domain suggestive of realities. The student must acquire a current and progressive autonomy, practice communication skills, know how to operate the various tools for objectively and expressive translation of reality. Consolidate reasoning and discipline inherent in the design processes of observation


1 - Historical Approach: Drawing, Art and Science (Leonardo da Vinci, Durer, JJ Lequeu, Delacroix, Piranesi, Giacometti, Lucian Freud, Paula Rego others ...
2 - Model and Representation - Body and Space:. Man as measure, scale, canon, weight and density, idea and proportion; Apollonian / Dionysian spirit; expression, translation, representation, configuration and idealization
3 - Hidden Geometry: V. Honnecourt, E. Schon: composition, structure, volume, configuration, ordering and polyhedral translation.
4 - Objectivity and Pragmatism: Introduction to Human Morphology Models (gradual interpretation: casts, live models: osteology / miology, architecture) attitudes, poses, lighting.
5 - Graphic Diary and Drawing (size range)
6 - Graphic Diary and Drawing (size range)
7 - Scribers and brackets: properties and limitations
8 - From studio to nature:. (Architecture and landscape) Introduction to drawing project


Kankinski, Wassily , 1996 , PONTO, LINHA, PLANO , Edições 70
Mesquita, António Arnaldo, Álvaro Siza Vieira, , O desenho no desejo da inteligência ,
Manual do Artista , Mayer, Ralph , Martins Fontes.
Las Lecciones del Dibujo , 1995 , Molina, Juan José Gómez , Cátedra
El Manual de Dibujo, estrategias de su enseñanza en el siglo XX. , 2005 , Molina, Juan José Gómez et ali , Cátedra
El Dibujo del natural en la época de la postacademia , 2007 , Padilla, Ramón Díaz , Akal Bellas Artes.
Prudhon , 1997 , Le Cabinet des Dessins. , Flammarion
O Desenho, ordem e pensamento arquitectónico , 2000 , Rodrigues, Ana Leonor M. Madeira , Ed. Estampa
Writing on Drawing, Essays on Drawing Practice and Research , 2008 , Garner, Steve , The University of Chicago Press.
David Hockney: A Drawing Retrospective , 1996 , Ulrich Luckhadt & Melia, Paul , Thames and Hudson.

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Combinatorial methods will be used: demonstrative, dialogic, active and expository (deductive and inductive) in conjunction with a demonstrative practice (drawing in the studio), fostering research concepts, history and techniques in the field of observation drawing, consolidating a route academic and personal artistic, stimulating critical thinking and logical reasoning about the act of drawing. The evaluation parameters will be technical, cognitive, creative and aesthetic, the student must apply the acquired knowledge and develop a conceptual and technical body of work. Experimenting with conventional means, assiduity and practice workshop (continuous assessment); Periodic monitoring of work phases: Pre Reviews qualitative; Graphic Diary; Drawing workshop: Models in plaster human skeleton and Human Model; Final project abroad (architecture and landscape)