Course detail

Geometric Objects Drawing

FSI-YKGAcad. year: 2023/2024

The subject leads students to the basic theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to master the art of drawing. Geometric objects form the basis of most of designed units and their correct depiction is necessary to make proportionally correct drawings following the rules of perspective projection. Practicing linear drawing according to the model defining the contour of individual geometric bodies, compositions of geometric bodies and objects corresponding to their shape. The course is a preparation course for design workshops.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Only basic theoretical and practical knowledge of perspective representation and experience with drawing from non-artistic secondary schools are assumed.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Graded course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at exercises, meeting assigned projects deadlines. Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks (drawings). In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.
Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.


The aim of the course is to gaining skills to spatial depiction of a simple mass with emphasis on the correct realization of proportions. Attention is paid to the perspective projection and following its principles in drawing.
Obtaining basic knowledge of drawing technique by drawing geometric objects and objects corresponding to basic geometric bodies. Gaining knowledge of perspective projection principles, correct realization of proportions and shading.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

DE REYNA, Rudy. How to draw what you see. New York: Watson - Guptill, 1996. ISBN 0-8230-2375-3.
BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a Jordi VIGUÉ. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN 80-7234-431-5.
PILE, John. Perspective for interior designers. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1989. ISBN 9780823040087.
SMITH, Ray. The artist's handbook. 3rd ed. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2009. ISBN 1405348771.

Recommended reading

DE REYNA, Rudy. Základy kresby a malby: jak kreslit a malovat co vidím okolo. Praha: Svojtka & Co., 2004. ISBN 80-7352-097-4.
MORSCHECK, Karl-Heinz. Perspektiva. Ostrava: Anagram, 2005. ISBN 8073420619.
PARRAMÓN, José María. Perspektiva pro výtvarníky: správné užití perspektivy v kresbě a malbě. České vyd. 2. Praha: Jan Vašut, 1998. ISBN 8072360418.
Teissig, K.: Techniky kresby, Artia, Praha, 1986

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Studio work

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


- Basics of perspective, placement of artwork in plane, size, proportions, composition.
- Contour drawing of a composition of cubes and blocks, single-sided perspective, no shading, by model.
- Contour drawing of a composition of cubes and blocks, two-sided perspective, by model.
- Contour drawing of composition of rotational objects, by model
- Light and shadow / core and cast /, by model.
- Drawing of a composition of all types of basic geometric bodies, shaded drawing, by model.
- Drawing of a composition of geometric bodies with a uniform surface, according to the model.
- Drawing of a composition of geometric bodies with a different surface, according to the model.
- Drawing of a composition of geometric bodies with a drapery, by model.
- Evaluation of the semester, strengths and weaknesses of individual works.