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Fine Arts: Sculpture I Syllabus

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

 

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Secondary Curriculum  

Grade 11

Fine Arts: Sculpture I Syllabus

Government of Nepal

Ministry of Education

Curriculum Development Centre

 

           

 

Fine Arts: Sculpture I Syllabus

Grade: XI

 Full Marks: 100

Teaching Hours: 150

I.         Introduction

This course of Fine Arts: Sculpture I Syllabus is designed for Grade XI students as an elective subject Sculpture. 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 students are required to get through both parts separately. The Purpose of the course is to produce human resources with basic skills in the field of Sculpture. The students undertake core studio practice units and core theoretical units throughout the course.

 

II.      General Objectives

The General objectives of Fine Arts: Sculpture I Syllabus are:

1.            to provide the students with basic skills of clay modeling and relief sculpture,

2.            to acquaint them with the basic theory of sculpture.

 

III.  Specific objectives

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

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

2.            to mold general objects used in daily life

3.            to make relief figures (flowers, birds, and patterns),

4.            to mold ear, eye, nose, mouth, hand, and foot,

5.            to mold human head,

6.            to explain the basic fundamentals of sculpture, and

7.            to explain the general methods and materials used in sculpture.

 

IV.Course Scheme

Course Topics

Mark Distribution

Teaching Hours

Minimum Number of Works to be submitted by Each student

Theory

Practical

Theory 

Practical

 

1. Object Modeling

25

35

 

 

 

1.1. Study of basic shapes and forms in clay

10 hrs

2

    1.2.   Still- life study in clay

10 hrs

2

1.3. Study   from     antique mannequins’ eye, ear, nose, mouth, hand and

20 hrs

3

foot in clay

 

 

 

 

 

1.4. Study of Human head from    antique

mannequins in clay

37 hrs

20 hrs

3

2. composition

 

 

    2.1. Relief work    with

geometrical forms and patterns in clay

23 hrs

3

2.2. Relief work with two human figures in clay

30 hrs

4

3. Basic theory of  Sculpture

 

 

3.1. Fundamentals, methods and materials used in sculpture

 

 

Total

25

75

37 hrs

113 hrs

17

 

V.     Course Contents

     1. Object Modeling

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

in clay

      Size: Minimum 6″ height

1.2   Still life study; fruits, flower vase, kettle, etc in clay

         Size: Minimum 6″ height

1.3   Study of human head from antique mannequins in clay

          Size : Minimum 6″ height

1.4   study from antique mannequins: eye, ear, nose, mouth, hand, and foot in clay

        Size: Minimum 6″ height

       Medium :clay

     2. Composition

2.1  Relief work with geometrical forms and patterns in clay

          Size : Minimum 6″ height

2.2  Relief work with two human figures in clay

          Size: Minimum 6″ height

    3. Basic Theory of Painting

3.1 Fundamentals, methods and materials used in sculpture

      Clay: types of clay and their use, preparation of natural earth clays and their storage, shrinkage, porosity, use of grog and quarts, terracotta as a sculptural medium, mixing of various clays suitable for terracotta baking methods.

      Plaster of Paris: its properties advantages and disadvantages, its suitability to sculpture, different ways of reinforcing the plaster mounding and casing, surface treatment of plaster

      Cement: its properties different proportions of sand and cement, armature, laminations, and durability methods of working directly, texture and finishing.

 

VI.  Labs and Studio Facilities

There should be the following labs and studios equipped with the following materials and equipment in each of the schools offering Sculpture course to their students:

1.  Clay preparatory lab

     Clay

     Clay preparatory tank

     Hammer

     Mallet

2.  Clay modeling lab

     Basic shapes, cast fruits, and commonly used objects

     Antique mannequins

     Head (cast)

     Bust (cast)

     Torso (cast)

     Stand

     Revolving portrait stand for each student

     Revolving board for each student

 

VII.     Instructional Strategies

1.  Orientation

2.  Demonstration

3.  Individual practice

4.  Feed forwarding

5.  Group Discussion/comments

 

VIII.  Evaluation Scheme

        Practical: 75

       Theory: 25

 

l.  Practical

Course Topic

Full Marks

Pass Marks

Marks Distribution

Class performance

Yearly exam

Object Modeling

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

 

X.     Reference Books

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2.     (1996) Methodologies of Art: An introduction, New York: Harper Collins.

3.     (1998) Barasch, Moshe, Theories of Art: From Plato to Winckelmann. New York: New York University Press.

4.     (1990) Modern Theories of Art 1: From Winckelmann to Baudelaire, New York: New York University Press.

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