|Course title||ECTS Credits||Semester||Annotation|
|1st academic year|
|Foreign Language 1||3||Autumn||Foreign language (English) 1 increases the knowledge of language, improves speaking and writing skills on various topics, helps to convey heard or read information. The subject assists students to form strong spoken language skills that will be needed in their chosen field. Various speaking, writing, reading and listening tasks are included in the subject. Students are taught to express thoughts correctly, fluently, visually, and creatively on different topics both orally and in writing; students are acquainted with active and passive vocabulary of specific topics and are trained to use them correctly. The course unit encourages students to independently search for various literature and information to enrich their vocabulary.|
|Applied Computer Software||3||Autumn||The course unit “Applied Computer Software” introduces the basics of computer graphics. Students are introduced to the advantages and disadvantages, purpose and possibilities of vector (Corel Draw) and raster (Adobe Photoshop) graphics. Theoretical and practical knowledge for creating, modeling, layout, retouching of graphic objects is provided. The students are taught how to work with Corel Draw and Adobe Photoshop computer graphics programs, which are designed to perform various specialty projects.|
|Basics of Fixing||6||Autumn||This module is designed for students studying conservation and restoration of art works programme. Students are able to use wood carving chisels, tools and prepare them for the work. They master hand woodworking tools, know the traditional wood construction joins, understand the specifics of wood turning works, and are able to carry out practical carving and joiner’s works.|
|Basics of Conservation and Restoration||6||Autumn||The course unit “Basics of Conservation and Restoration” introduces the general principles of art work conservation and restoration. One of the main principles is not to damage the work, but to reinforce it and preserve for future generations. Students see an art work, evaluate, study and analyse it. They learn to describe the work, collect as much data as possible about analogous works and understand their value. It is important to appropriately record the condition of the art work before taking up any further action: to photograph the overall picture and the details, the damaged and broken parts, measure and describe, as well as to analyse materials and technique. A lot of attention is given to the first works of conservation and restoration. There is a lot of practice and experiments like ways of dirt removal, reinforcement of construction and structure and elimination of previous faulty restoration and changes.|
|Basics of Drawing||6||Autumn||The aim of the course unit is to acquaint students with the basics of drawing and apply it to specific tasks.
During the studies students acquire general knowledge about drawing and the requirements for a drawing: the main principles of composition, the analysis of the principles of perspective and proportions. Students also learn to comprehend the importance of light and shadow in a drawing while drawing geometric shapes, household items and their groups. They independently and creatively experiment with various drawing techniques and tools, seek for artistic value and originality. Students are taught to analyse and assess their completed drawings.
|Foreign Language 2||3||Spring||Foreign language (English) 2 increases the knowledge of language, improves speaking and writing skills on various topics, helps to convey heard or read information. The subject assists students to form strong spoken language skills that will be needed in their chosen field. Various speaking, writing, reading and listening tasks are included in the subject. Students are taught to express thoughts correctly, fluently, visually, and creatively on different topics both orally and in writing; students are acquainted with active and passive vocabulary of specific topics and are trained to use them correctly. The course unit encourages students to independently search for various literature and information to enrich their vocabulary.|
|Conservation and Restoration Works||3||Spring||The aim of the Restoration and Conservation Work course unit is to introduce the principles of art work conservation and restoration. One of the main principles is not to damage the work, but to reinforce it and preserve for future generations. Simple procedures of conservation and restoration are performed. Materials and colours are chosen by reiterating the technique and missing parts are recovered. Technical and aesthetic unity is pursued.|
|Drawing 1||3||Spring||The aim of the course unit is to consolidate the skills of drawing.
The students are taught to consolidate their skills of Basics of Drawing by sketching complex compositions of furnure. Students have to express a three dimensional image of an object or their groups, analyse structure, materiality, model in the form and tones. They also observe and assess the surroundings in order to choose appropriate motifs for drawing, apply various effects of light while drawing still life, interior and exterior, independently and creatively experiment with various drawing tools and techniques. The accomplished drawings are analysed and assessed.
|Skills Development and Orentation Internship||6||Spring||In the course of professional internship students consolidate work skills by making different wooden articles with the help of traditional manual and mechanical woodworking tools. The internship takes place at the end of the first year in summer;therefore activities are oriented to work in the open air: large mass axing, production of construction connections, carving for exterior. Practise sites are established in national and regional parks or in the ‘open air’ museums.|
|2nd academic year|
|Basics of Vaneering, Tarsia and Encrust/ Techniques and Technologies of Painting||3||Autumn||The course unit is designed for students in the programme of art work conservation and restoration. Students learn to apply wood carving chisels, veneer tools and prepare them for work. Traditional furniture decoration techniques are presented. Students are able to practically perform veneer, incrustation and intarsia.|
|Conservation and Restoration of Wooden Etnographic Items||6||Autumn||During this course unit students get acquainted with the principles, requirements and work methodology of conservation and restoration of wooden ethnographic objects. Damages of an ethnographic object are determined. Changes and additions are identified. Condition of the ethnographic object is assessed. A program or project of conservation and restoration works of a wooden ethnographic object is created. Biological contamination and its causes are identified. Methods and measures for elimination of biological contamination are selected. Elimination of biological contamination and verification of biological contamination of a wooden ethnographic object after disinfection and disinsection procedures are performed. Approval and cleaning of the material structure and / or construction of the preserved cultural property, as well as stabilization of the decomposition processes of the materials of preserved cultural property are performed.|
|Conservation Work Internship||6||Autumn||In the course of professional internship students consolidate theoretical conservation principles in practice and extend their mastery accomplishing conservation of a specific wooden object. The evaluation of the object condition when preparing consistent work programme is emphasised, as well as identification of biological contamination and materials and ways to eliminate it, construction reinforcement, selection of reinforcement materials and ways, determination of contamination character and level, choice of cleaning means, as well as mechanical and chemical cleaning.|
|Basics of Painting||3||Autumn||The course unit is designed to introduce the main means of expression in pictorial plastic, develop specific plastic thinking in Students and connect it with other spheres of art. The programme is based on the principles of academic teaching – the theory of colours, ways of composition and conveyance of form in space with the help of colours and tones. Classical and modern European and American experience of fine art in combination with modern art teaching methods are at the basis of this programme.|
|Relief Carving||3||Spring||In the course unit students learn about different tools of wood carving and their preparation for work. They consistently master the main principles of relief carving and hollowing. Students learn to choose the most appropriate kind of wood, matching its texture and colour to a specific item.|
|Conservation and Restoration of Wooden Polychromic Items||6||Spring||The study of the course unit consists of two parts – theoretical and practical. The first part introduces the development of folk art and its influence on contemporary art. Subgroups of ethnographic articles (ethnographic furniture and folk utensils, polychrome and non-polychrome wooden ethnographic articles) are analyzed. It is clarified what polychromy is and where it is most commonly used in folk art. The compositional arrangement of patterns in decorating ethnographic works and their symbolism is analyzed.|
|Basics of Composition||6||Spring||The course unit introduces the influence of composition fundamentals on artistic creativity. The principles of composition structure starting with understanding of image and shape are analysed. The processes of composition of individual parts and elements, forming the entirety of composition are studied. The simplest elements of composition expression- a dot, a line, a spot- and their practical application are discussed. Means of composition harmonisation are practically mastered, namely symmetry, asymmetry, statics, dynamics, contrast and nuance. The concepts of colour research and their influence on artistic composition are introduced. Colour classification and terms are analysed. Colour symbols, associations, psychological effect and purposeful choice of colours are analysed.|
|Painting 1||3||Spring||The course unit is designed to introduce the main means of expression in pictorial plastic, develop specific plastic thinking in students and connect it with other spheres of art. The programme is based on the principles of academic teaching – the theory of colours, ways of composition and conveyance of form in space with the help of colours and tones. Classical and modern European and American experience of fine art in combination with modern art teaching methods are at the basis of this programme.|
|Restoration Work Practice||6||Spring||In the process of professional internship students consolidate practically the theoretical principles of restoration and extend their mastery by performing the restoration of a specific wooden article. In the course of practice the preservation of historical and artistic value and authenticity of the restored cultural property is emphasised, as well as the application of the initial image and form, reconstruction of the fragments that did not survive according to analogues, choice of the suitable reconstruction materials, matching of the reconstructed parts and fragments to the entirety of the art work preserving the difference between them and the original.|
|3rd academic year|
|Sculpturing and Modelling||3||Autumn||The course unit is intended to get the theoretical and practical skills of sculptural representation. Students studies to form a three-dimensional form, the bas-relief, high relief, relief from the selected materials.|
|Conservation and Restoration of Classic Furniture||9||Autumn||In the process of classical furniture conservation and restoration, students perform visual and lab research determining the damage and its causes. Conservation methodology for classical furniture conservation is prepared. Materials and ways for classical furniture material structure and construction reinforcement are selected. Material structure and/or construction reinforcement are carried out. Appropriate methods and materials for elimination of previous faulty restoration are chosen. Previous faulty restorations and changes are eliminated. Reconstruction sketches, drawings and models are prepared. Fragments of classical furniture that did not survive are reconstructed matching them to the entirety of the art work preserving the difference between them and the original. The restoration-conservation passport of classical furniture is prepared. Conservation and restoration work results are presented.|
|Technological Practice||6||Autumn||The course unit introduces different methodologies for the formation of the upholstered furniture parts, as well as materials and tools. Students consistently master the main principles of upholstered furniture part formation necessary for furniture conservation-restoration beginning with initial operations. Students learn to form new parts of upholstered furniture.|
|Preventive Conservation||3||Spring||In the process of studies students are introduced to preventive conservation and will understand its significance in retaining cultural property. They are able to formulate the goals for further actions in maintaining cultural property, select a suitable climatological mode, prepare the plan of preventive conservation, determine the suitability of cultural property condition for display, choose materials and means for display, exhibit cultural property, prepare the transfer of cultural property to other media, assess transportability of cultural property, prepare condition acts, arrange the transportation of movable cultural property and check the condition of the transported cultural property.|
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