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Fine Arts: Painting I syllabus
The purpose of the Fine Arts: Painting I Syllabus is to produce human resources with basic skills in the field of painting. The students undertake core studio practice units and core theoretical units throughout the course.

 

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Secondary Curriculum  

Grade XI

Fine Arts: Painting I Syllabus

Government of Nepal

Ministry of Education

Curriculum Development Centre

Sanothimi, Bhaktapur Nepal

           

 

Fine Arts: Painting I Syllabus

Grade: XI

Full Marks: 100

Teaching Hours: 150 

I. Introduction

This course of Fine Arts: Painting I Syllabus is designed for the Grade XI students as an elective subject. This course is designed as a link between the secondary level of painting and the bachelor’s level of painting at the universities. It has two parts: theoretical (25%) and practical (75%). The student is required to get through both the parts separately. The purpose of the course is to produce human resources with basic skills in the field of painting. The students undertake core studio practice units and core theoretical units throughout the course.

 

II.           General Objectives

The General objectives of the Fine Arts: Painting I Syllabus are:

1.                  to provide the students with basic skills of drawing and painting, and

2.                  to acquaint them with the basic knowledge of the theory of painting

 

III.        Specific objectives

On completion of the Fine Arts: Painting I Syllabus, the students will be able:

1.      to draw basic shapes and forms (cube, cone, cylinder, hexagon, pentagon, pyramid and etc.).

2.      to draw general objects used in daily life (fruits, bottle, flower vase, kettle and etc.)

3.      to draw eye, ear, nose, mouth, hand, and foot,

4.      to draw human head,

5.      to explain the basic fundamentals of painting, and

6.      to explain the general methods and materials used in painting.

 

IV.        Course Scheme

Course Topics

Mark Distribution

Teaching Hours

Minimum Number of Works to be submitted by Each student

 

Theory

Practical

Theory 

Practical

 

1. Drawing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.1. Study of  basic shapes and forms in pencil

10 hrs

2

1.2. Study of basic shapes and     forms       in

monochrome

10 hrs

2

1.3. still-life     study       in pencil

10 hrs

2

1.4. Still-life     study       in color

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

 

10 hrs

2

1.5. Study   from     antique Mannequins: eye, ear, nose, mouth, hand, and foot in pencil

10 hrs

2

1.6. Study of the human head from     antique

mannequins in pencil

10 hrs

2

2. Composition

 

 

2.1. Composition     with geometrical forms and patterns       in     poster color

11 hrs

3

    2.2.           Memory drawing with

two human figures in pencil/ pen and link

21 hrs

4

2.3. Memory drawing with two human figures in watercolor/poster

color

21 hrs

4

3. Basic theory of Painting

 

 

37 hrs

 

3.1. Fundamentals     of painting

 

3.2. Methods and materials used in painting

 

Total

25

75

37 hrs

113 hrs

23

 

V.           Course Contents

1. Drawing

1.1  Study of basic shapes and forms: cube, cone, cylinder, hexagon, pentagon, pyramid, etc

Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

1.2  Study of basic shapes and forms in monochrome

Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

1.3  Still-life study of general objects used in daily life (fruits, bottle, flower, vase, kettle and etc.) with drapery in pencil Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

1.4  Still-life study in watercolor

Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

1.5  Study from antique mannequins: eye, ear, nose, mouth, hand, and foot in pencil

Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

1.6  Study of human head from antique mannequins in pencil

Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

Medium : pencil, charcoal, pastels, and watercolor

2. Composition

2.1  Composition with geometrical forms and patterns in poster color

Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

2.2  Memory drawing with two human figures in pencil/pen and ink

Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

2.3  Memory drawing with two human figures in watercolor

Size : Imperial Quarter (10″x15″)

2.4  Outdoor sketches

Each student is required to submit minimum of 50 pieces of A4 size outdoor sketches at the end of the academic year. Medium: pencil, charcoal, pastels and pen and ink

3. Basic Theory of Painting

                   3.1 Fundamentals of painting

       What is art ? conceptual approach, representational approach, different forms of

art

       The Values of art: material Value, intrinsic value, religious value,

       nationalistic value, psychological value)

       The language of art: composition, plane, balance, line, depth, space, shape, light and color, texture, stylistic terminology

       Origin, definition and classification of art

3.2 Methods and materials used in painting

     Pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolor, brushed, paper, oil color, canvas, acrylic paints, tempra and gouache

     Fresco: Buon fresco and secco fresco

     Mosaic

VI.        Lab and Studio Facilities

There should be the following lab and studios equipped with the following materials and equipments in each of the schools offering painting course to their students:

1. Drawing Lab

       Drawing board for each student

       Object stand

       Model stand

       Donkey for each student

       Draperies

       Spotlights

       Objects: basic shapes, cast fruits and commonly used objects

       Antique mannequins

       Head (cast)

       Bust (cast)

       Torso (cast)

2. Painting lab

           Drawing board for each student

           Object stand

           Model stand

           Donkey for each student

           Draperies

           Spotlights

 

VII.     Instructional strategies

1.               Orientation

2.               Demonstration

3.               Individual practice

4.               Feed forwarding

5.               Group discussion/comments

 

VIII.  Evaluation Scheme

Practical: 75

Theory: 25

 

1.  Practical

Course Topic

Full Marks

Pass Marks

            Marks Distribution

Class performance

Yearly exam

Drawing

40

16

16

24

Composition

35

14

14

21

 

2.  Basic Theory of Painting

Long Answer Questions

 

Short Answer Question

Marks Distribution

Questions to be asked

Answers be written

to

Questions to be asked

Answers              to

be written

Long       Answer

Question

Short Answer Question

2

1

 

4

3

10×1=10

3×5=15

 

IX.  Prescribed texts

Course materials and books related to the theory subjects are to be written integrating every topic of the course for which experts could be assigned after and approval of the course from the National Curriculum Development  & Evaluation Council.

 

X.     Reference books

1.               (1996) Methodologies of Art An Introduction, New York: Harper Collins.

2.               Barasch, Moshe (1998). Theories of Art: From Plato to Winckelmann. New York: New York University Press.

3.               Stephenson, Jonathan {1998). Materials and Techniques of Painting. New York; Watson- Until.

4.               Honour, Hugh, and Fleming, John (1984). The Visual Arts, A History, New Jersy; Prentice Hall, Inc.

5.               Philipson and Gugel, Paul J. (1980) Aesthetic Today, New York; Times Mirror.

        

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