Head of Studio: prof. dr hab. Janusz Marciniak
Assistant: mgr Monika Szczygieł
Location: Building F / room 23
The program of this studio is based on the premise that the most important objective of art didactics is to care about the growth of students’ individual relationship to art and their self-reliance in the discovery process of fine art subjects. Painting is a domain of emotions, thinking and self-expression. It requires personal engagement, creativity and imagination, but also responsibility and self-criticism. The quality of art-work depends on the authenticity of the artist’s creative motivation and thus on the truthfulness of his issue with the world. The pillars of the painting craft are: drawing competencies, sensitivity to colour, ability to formulate an artistic plan and knowledge of technique. The craft of painting is also based on an openness to new visual technologies, sensitivity to the iconographical layer of pictures, knowledge about classical and modern art, awareness of the need to redefine the notion of “picture” and that of deepening form in relation with the contemporary world. The realisation of specific semester and annual tasks is connected to other kinds of activities, namely discussions, reading, meetings, artistic and scientific trips as well as outdoor sessions. Complementary to the program is participation in extra-curricular initiatives outside of the University and in public space projects that enrich the artistic standpoint with values of social commitment, personal non-profit and responsibility.