Course detail

Applied Technology of Painting 1

FaVU-ATM-ZAcad. year: 2018/2019

Each class revolves around a cental topic. We will focus on such diverse topics as painting tools, the selection and preparation of the base materials, pigments, the painterly technique - including the finish of the paintings and their archivation. The aforementioned topics will, however, reflect current technological approaches in contemporary painting. A part of each class will include discussions focused on the market with artists' supplies and their alternatives. The students' work will function as the feedback for the discussion.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will be able to apply technological knowledge to their own artworks, they will have a better sense of the art supplies market, and will have some basic knowledge about the chemicals used in painting.




Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations..

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Final test, 75% attendance.

Course curriculum

Students will first analyze their own work and its technological aspects. They will learn about the variety of tools, the characteristics of pigments, media, and vehicles, they will learn to prepare the correct priming corresponding to particular techniques (tempera, oil, acrylics, etc).

Work placements

Not applicable.


Students should learn various painterly techniques and skills, be able to apply them to their own artistic approach and to the currently available materials on the markets and strive for mastering and perfecting these skill.s

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

75% attendance

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Slánský, Bohuslav: Technika malby. Díl 1, Malířský a konservační materiál, SNKLHU, 1953 (CS)
Bohuslav SlánskýTechnika malby. II. díl – Průzkum a restaurování obrazů, SNKLHU, Praha 1956 (CS)
Slánský Bohuslav, Technika v malířské tvorbě, SNTL, 1976 v Praze (CS)
Edited by Thomas J. S. Learner, Patricia Smithen, Jay W. Krueger, and Michael R. SchillingSmithen, Jay W. Kru, Modern Paints, A GCI Publication Uncovered, 2008 (EN)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch , 1. year of study, winter semester, elective

  • Programme Bachelor's

    branch AM3 , 2. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer