Vol. 1 No. 1 (2024): Disegno fra tradizione e innovazione

History and Present of Architectural Drawing Teaching in Krakow

Maria J. Żychowska
Cracow University of Technology

Published 2024-07-11


  • Drawing,
  • Teaching,
  • Architecture,
  • Technical university,
  • Krakow

How to Cite

Żychowska, M. J. (2024). History and Present of Architectural Drawing Teaching in Krakow. TRIBELON Journal of Drawing and Representation of Architecture, Landscape and Environment, 1(1), 74–81. Retrieved from https://riviste.fupress.net/index.php/tribelon/article/view/2858


This paper presents the nearly eight decades of activity of the Chair of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture of the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology. It is one of the oldest teaching bodies of its kind in Poland. Its history and contemporaneity are linked to Krakow, a city of cultural, academic and artistic significance in Poland. Over the years, the department’s name, its research and teaching profile have evolved, although the continuation of the curriculum and the achievements of successive masters and teachers has always been important. Initially, the curriculum included the study of drawing, painting and model-making, but was always dedicated to architects. In later years, teaching was redirected to the needs of the future architect’s professional skillset, and served defining intent, communicating and imaging designs using various tools, including contemporary ones.