Syllabus

ANTHELION SCHOOL OF ART

SYLLABUS GUIDELINE

NOTE: We don’t strictly follow it. This is our guideline. It completely depends on the student if he/she would like to go by the syllabus guideline or would like to choose and move forward. Mentor’s guidance will be helpful. But finally it is student’s decision and choice.

 

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Use of Medium: It is to be noted that Anthelion School of Art being an open school for all ages and levels of expertise, students are free to start with any medium. But we would advice to follow the following order of mediums for the detailed syllabus mentioned below. Mentor’s guidance in this matter is the best choice.

  • Black & White – Pencil, Charcoal, White Pastel (Conte)
  • Colour Study – Dry Medium – Oil Pastel, Soft Pastel, Pen & Ink, Pencil Applications
  • Colour Study – Wet Medium – Water Colour – General, Tempera, Wash, Gouache, Mixed Media
  • Colour Study – Wet Medium – Oil, Acrylic

Module 1:

General Compositions (Part 1):

  • Compositional exercises based on studies of objects and groups in space, on studies of the local scene.
  • Compositional analysis of paintings; exercises in the use of colour and textural values.
  • Painting of manmade objects and nature – study of colour, form, tone, and texture.
  • Understanding the materials & mediums of fine arts.
  • Terminologies: Drawing, Painting, Sketching, Foreshortening, perspective, eyelevel, fixed point of view, vanishing point, ration proportion, sketching, proportion sketching, drawing, light & shade, painting still life, landscape, anatomy, vertical, horizontal, two & three dimensional, transparent & opaque etc.
  • Compose a Painting with Manmade object and Natural object.
  • Composition study based on our daily life.
  • Creating an Indian Artform (religious epic, mythology, traditional festival, folk-art or celebration) based painting which will depict the mood of joy or sorrow.
  • Composition based on any western art form which will depict the mood of joy or sorrow.

Module 2:

Study from manmade objects and nature:

  • Drawing from cubes, cones, cylindrical objects, cast, drapery, still life
  • Transparent Nature, (Capsicum, Tomato, Grapes etc. Soft & Hard Man- Made & Nature
  • Transparent Nature & opaque man made.
  • Heavy & Light Man Made & Nature
  • Opaque Nature (Brinjal, Apple etc.)
  • Peeled fruits (Banana, Orange, Sweet lime, Pomegranate etc.)
  • Various Textures (Bitter guard, Pine apple, Stone etc.)
  • Vegetable Like (Radish, Spring Onion etc.)

Still Life and Painting:

  • Food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells
  • Man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewellery, coins, pipes)
  • Botanical illustration
  • Dutch and Flemish painting

Landscape Study from nature:

  • Medium: Pastel/Watercolor/Oil/Acrylic colour
  • Sketches of animals and birds with actions.
  • Sketches of nature
  • Sketches of different types of vehicles.
  • Sketches of Architectural structures.
  • Sketches of human figure (capture different postures movement & various emotions.
  • Outdoor (Sketching and landscape)
  • Outdoor sketching at various public places (Ex.-Market, Street, bus stop) Station)
  • Optional payed workshop (one in Kolkata whole day, One out of Kolkata two days one night).

Anatomy – Human figure

  • Anatomy study from skeleton
  • Drawing from Skull (Various actions & expressions) bones & Muscles
  • Drawing from torso (Various actions with hands (Twist)) bones & Muscles
  • Drawing from Full Skeleton (Various actions) bones & Muscles

Module 3:

Antique Study:

  • Crumpling and Spritzing technique
  • Staining
  • Using Flame and Heat
  • Burying Paper in the yard method

Head Study:

  • Construction of the skull
  • Planes and masses of the head
  • Identifying and drawing Planes sessions.
  • Render head and the features
  • Adult head proportions
  • Measuring Facial features and muscles

Drawing from full figure:

  • Drawing from Full Figure (Sitting Position on chair)
  • Drawing from Full Figure (Standing Position)
  • Drawing from Full Figure (Sitting on Bench)
  • Drawing from Full Figure (Reclining Position) – student should draw from different angles.
  • Model Study (To be organized in Batches)

Drawing from Group (Various Subjective actions) bones & Muscles

  • Painting 3/4th and full figure
  • Creative Painting
  • Portrait painting or fresco painting

Module 4:

Elements of Art:

  • Line
  • Form
  • Colour
  • Tone
  • Texture
  • Space

General Composition (Part 2):

  • Principles of Composition
  • Proportion
  • Rhythm
  • Dominance
  • Harmony
  • Unity
  • Balance
  • Abstraction
  • Stylization
  • Point line form, colour, tone texture and space.

Perspective Drawings:

  • Linear Perspective
  • Three Point Perspective
  • Figures in Perspective
  • Perspective correction
  • Aerial Perspective
  • Perspective in a Nature.
  • Water, reflections & perspective.
  • Perspective techniques.
  • Architectural Renderings.

Memory Drawing:

  • How to Draw from Memory and Imagination.
  • How to train visual memory
  • Perceptual training and recall.

Module 5:

Methods & Materials of the following:

Oil Pastel

  • Making Marks
  • Sketching with Oil Pastels
  • Blending
  • Crumb Control
  • Wet Effects
  • Thinner Wash
  • Tonal Layers
  • Grass Texture
  • Reflections and Shadows
  • Add Details
  • How to use Temperature Tricks
  • Special Surfaces painting technique.

Dry Pastel

  • How to use End of a Pastel
  • How to use Edge of a Pastel
  • Hatching and Cross-Hatching techniques
  • Blending techniques
  • Scumbling
  • Feathering
  • Dusting

Water colour techniques

  • Dry and wet colour mixing
  • Light to dark with finishing
  • Using paper towel for painting
  • Splatter techniques.
  • Bleed Colours into one another
  • Layering
  • Pullin the colours
  • Scumbling
  • Lifting the colour
  • Using salt for texture
  • Using sponge
  • Negative painting
  • Using tapes

Oil Colour

  • Colour Blocking techniques
  • Study picture Transparency
  • Using layers.
  • Techniques to intensify the colours
  • Contrasting colours
  • Using White paint
  • Charcoal lines using in oil paintings
  • Brush stroke size learning
  • Paint mixture techniques
  • Foliage painting
  • Pointillism techniques
  • Creating Soft texture
  • Monochrome painting
  • Cool colours using
  • Complementary colours using
  • Human skin colour painting
  • Landscape shadow

Acrylic colour

  • Gesso technique using
  • Glazing
  • Blending
  • Dry Bruch using
  • Washing
  • Stippling
  • Splattering
  • Dabbing
  • Pallet Knife using
  • How to add detailing
  • Under painting Technique
  • Glazing
  • Layering
  • Colour Blocking
  • Partial mixing of Colours

Methods & Materials of the following:

  • Tempera
  • Wash
  • Gouache
  • Mural
  • Installation
  • Collage
  • Etching
  • Fresco
  • Mosaic

Calligraphy:

  • Basic discipline of beautiful handwriting, sense of letter form- simultaneous judgement of the composition of letter’s spacing organization
  • Intuitive and logical planning of writing development of style.
  • Script writing with different types of traditional and modern tools. Students should be exposed to calligraphic examples of various traditional scripts

 

 

 

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Module 6:

History of Indian Art:

  • Rock art
  • Indus Valley Civilization (c. 5000 BCE – c. 1500 BCE)
  • Mauryan art (c. 340 BCE – c. 232 BCE)
  • Buddhist art (c. 1 CE – c. 500 CE)
  • Mughal art of Northern India (pre-1600) and its influences
  • Deccan art of South-Central India
  • British period (1841–1947)Gupta art (c. 320 CE – c. 550 CE)
  • Middle Kingdoms and the Late Medieval period (c. 600 CE – c. 1300 CE)
  • Dynasties of South India (c. 3rd century CE – c. 1300 CE)
  • Contemporary art (c. 1900 CE-present)
  • Early Modern and Colonial Era (c. 1400 CE – c. 1800 CE)
  • Pre-independence Indian art
  • Contextual Modernism

Material history of Indian art – Theoretical Understanding:

  • Sculpture
  • Wall painting
  • Miniature painting
  • Jewellery

History of Western art:

  • Greek art Byzantine Art High renaissance:
  • Leonardo-da-Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Raphael
  • Neoclassicism: – Jacques-Louis David
  • Romanticism: – Eugène Delacroix, Francisco Goya, El Greco,
  • Realism: -Gustave Courbet, Honoré Daumier, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Jean-François Millet. Barbizon Painters
  • Impressionism: – Influence of Realistic Ideas, Change in landscape Paintings, and Importance of light theory, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Manet
  • Post-impressionist Painters: -Gauguin, Van Gogh, Seurat, Cezanne.
  • Fauvism: – Madisse, Balminck, Derain.
  • Cubism: – Picasso, Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger. Beginning of cubism and phases of Cubism.
  • Expressionism: – (Characteristics and Artists- Kandinsky, klee, Die Bruacke – Krichmer, Nolde etc. Blau Reiter – Landinsky, Marc, Kakoschka etc)
  • Futurism:-(Characteristics and Artists- Boccioni, Severini).
  • Surrealism: – (Characteristics and Artists-, Ruadh DeLone, Salvador Dali etc.)
  • Dadaism: – (Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Hans Arp, Kurt Schwitlers etc.)
  • Abstract Expressionism: – (Characteristics and Artists Jackson Pollock, Apell, William De Keoning, Rothko, Franz Kilne).

 Module 7:

Understanding different styles in Indian art:

  • Tribal art
  • Folk art
  • Classical art
  • Temple art
  • Modern art

Indian Art Forms & Styles:

  • Warli
  • Gond
  • Bhil
  • Pithora
  • Patua (Scrols)
  • Kalamkari
  • Thanjavur or Tanjore
  • Cheriyal Scrolls
  • Miniature – Mughal & Rajasthani
  • Pahari Miniature: Kangra, Guler, Basohli, Chamba, Mandi, Arki style
  • Bengal – Patachitra, Kalighat
  • Rajasthani – Phad, Maru-Gurjar, Bundi, Kishangargh, Roghan
  • Bihar – Mithila, Madhubani, Majusha
  • Mughal Portrait – reign of Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan

Western Art Forms & Styles:

  • Academic Art
  • Ancient Classical Art
  • American Landscape
  • Early Medieval art
  • Romanesque
  • Gothic
  • Baroque
  • Classicism – Classical
  • Cubism
  • Dutch Baroque
  • Expressionism
  • High Renaissance
  • Byzantine
  • Impressionism
  • Mannerism
  • Marine Art – Maritime
  • Modern Art
  • Naturalism
  • Neoclassicism
  • Orientalism
  • Pointillism
  • Portrait Painter
  • Post Impressionism
  • Pre-Raphaelite
  • Realism
  • Renaissance
  • Rococo
  • Romanticism
  • Surrealism
  • Victorian
  • Symbolism, American Modernism, Bauhaus
  • Abstract expressionism
  • Pop art

 Module 8: Bengal Form of Art

Module 9: Discover / Invent your own style (-ism) through series.

Module 10: Theme, Form, Style Project Work.