One year Diploma in Fine Arts (DFA)

Course Curriculum: 
The objective of the course is to enhance and refine the skills of the Hidden Talents. Nurture them to understand the methodologies, Materials and fast changing techniques.

DRAWING 
a) Free hand Drawing 
b) Objects and Nature study 
c) Different Techniques: 
- Proportion, Volume 
- Visual Perspective 
- Eye Level & Vanishing Point 
- Horizontal and Vertical lines 
- Bold and Rhythmic lines 
- Relationship between lines 
- Value and Texture 
- Sketching from different angles 

STILL LIFE 

a) Introduction to various techniques. 
b) Study of foreground and background with drapery.
c) Texture study with different materials like cloth, wood, glass, 
bronze, mirror, china clay, terracotta, etc. 
d) Selection and arrangement of objects. 
e) Eye level, source of light, tonal variation, composition. 
f) Drawing from different angles. g) Details about light & shades. 
h) Medium- pencil, pencil colours, oil pastel, charcoal, acrylic colour, oil colour.

LIFE DRAWING 
a) Free hand drawing from human figure to study proportion. 
b) Stick drawing and Block drawing. 
c) Basic anatomy, Head study from different angles.
d) Full figure study. 
e) Quick sketching and finished sketching. 
f) Sketching practice of different parts of body 
g) Different models for age specific characters 
h) Detail life drawing study on full sheet.

LANDSCAPE 
a) Outdoor trips for landscape study. 
b) Selection of artistic view with picture frames. 
c) Detail study of variation in sunlight. 
d) Addition and elimination, simplification, eyelevel and Vanishing Point. 
e) Perspective, balance and rhythms in composition. 
f) Study of Cityscape and Seascape 
g) Medium- pencil, charcoal, crayon, water colours and oil colours.

PORTRAIT 
a) Technical details, measurements. 
b) Detail study of skull, character and expression.
c) Use of models for practice. 
d) Super realistic portraits through graphic techniques. 
e) Medium - pencil, charcoal, dry crayon, water colour and oil colours.

NATURE STUDY / FOLIAGE 
a) Detail study of different trees, leaves, flowers. 
b) Outdoors trips for nature study. 
c) Medium - pencil, oil pastel, pen and ink, pencil colour, water colour.

COMPOSITION 
(a) Principal of design, distribution of space. 
(b) Importance of line, tone, texture, colour, form, content. 
(c) Negative and Positive Designing 
(d) Design exercise in different media. 
(e) Different figurative composition practice 
(f) Medium - Pencil, Acrylic colour, Poster.

USE OF MEDIUM IN DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES
1. H.B. Pencil & Shading pencil 
a) Shading Gradations 
b) 20 Shades with single pencil 
c) Light to dark technique 
d) Dark to light technique

2. Charcoal 
a) Drawing with charcoal stick. 
b) Life drawing and portrait. 
c) Reverse painting with eraser. 
d) Use of cloth and cotton.

3. Pencil Colours 

a) Study of colour wheel 
b) Mixing of two colours 
c) Tonal variation

4. Dry Crayons (Pastels) 
a) Different effects with different techniques 
b) Abstract & Semi abstract painting 
c) Fixing method

5. Oil Pastels 
a) Still life 
b) Figure drawing 
c) Creative Drawing 
d) Landscaping

6. Pen & Ink 
a) Figure Drawing 
b) Illustration 
c) Landscape

7. Water Colours 
a) Theory 
b) Wet and wet technique 
c) Use of handmade paper 
d) Light to dark effect.
e) Outdoor practice 
f) Creative painting

8. Acrylic Colours
a) Use of Acrylic Colours
b) Texture Work
c) Mixing Work
d) Experimental Work
e) Abstract & Semi abstract painting
f) Contemporary Art

9. Oil Colours 
a) Theory 
b) Techniques 
c) Types of brushes 
d) Use of Spatula, roller 
e) Preservation 
f) Detail practice (Portrait Study, Realistic Figures, Imaginary Compositions)

THEORY Part - I What is Art? 
1. Indian Art 
2. Western Arts 
(Only rudiments of these topics will be covered.)

Part II Aesthetic 
1. Introduction to Indian Aesthetic 
2. Elements of art 
3. Concept of Beauty and Rasa. 
4. Six limbs of Indian Art 
5. Contemporary artists of India 
6. Great artists of West

Part III Method & Medium 
1. Importance of methods and materials 
2. Nature and characteristics of painting mediums

Part - IV Exhibition and Display
1. Selection of Suitable Art Galle 
2. Booking 
3. Catalogue Designing and Printing 
4. Display of art work 
5. Lighting 
6. Art critics 
7. Invitations 
8. Arrangement for Inauguration