Professional Visual Art Course exposes the participants to a variety of processes, dry & wet color mediums, materials, techniques, tools, and technologies, which covers various subjects, which will help the participant to develop –
- the creative abilities i.e. drawing from imagination and memory without using any reference picture.
- the artistic skills i.e. replication skills using reference pictures.
Along with the course, the interested participants can also create their visual art portfolio.
Children age 7+, hobbyists, adults, and professionals who want to pursue their career in design and visual art such as NID, NIFT, and Architect etc., or want to draw like a pro.
Check students’ portfolios, teaching methodology, and FAQs on Art Education web page.
- Basic Topics –
- Fundamentals of visual art: Measurement, Composition, Elements, and Principle of Design, which will help a participant to sketch, draw and paint objects from still life and nature, from memory and reference pictures.
- Introduction to basic human anatomy: Male and female face, front & back of torso, arms & hands, legs & feet, dynamics of face & human anatomy, and drapery.
- Introduction to mediums: Color theory, techniques of dry and wet mediums such as graphite, charcoal, acrylic color, watercolor, oil color, soft pastel color & pencil color, and finally create artworks covering various subjects such as portrait, landscape, cityscape, floral and drawing from still life, abstract art, and mandala design etc.
- Advance topics: Other standard topics that should be covered under the fundamentals of visual art are listed in the link Fundamental of Visual Art Some topics are linear and interdependent upon each other. You may customize your course as per your requirements, such as the objective of your course, topics and their depth to be covered, available budget, and time at your disposal. Digital medium and advance human anatomy is not part of this course.
Though there are no fixed timelines, on average, participants can expect approximately 50 to 60 hours of classroom time spread over 12 months, although the actual duration may vary depending on several factors, as discussed below. Actual timelines will depend upon the following factors –
- Curriculum Design: The course timeline can be influenced by the curriculum’s structure and organization, including the number of topics, depth of content, and sequencing of lessons. Additionally, the timeline may be customized based on participants’ requirements, which will impact the overall duration of the course.
- Learning Objectives: The specific goals and learning outcomes of the course can affect the timeline. If the objectives are ambitious and require an in-depth understanding or complex projects, more time may be needed to achieve them.
- Class Format: The format of the class, whether it’s in-person, online, or a combination of both, can impact the timeline. Factors such as class duration, frequency of sessions, and availability of resources can affect the pace of learning and completion of assignments.
- Participants’ Abilities and Background: The prior knowledge and skills of the participants enrolled in the course can influence the timeline. If students have a strong foundation in the subject matter, they may progress more quickly.
- Home Assignments: Timely and successful completion of home assignments will significantly reduce the duration of the course.
- External Factors: External factors, such as holidays, breaks, or unforeseen circumstances, can affect the timeline. It’s important to account for potential disruptions and make appropriate adjustments to ensure the course can be completed within the intended timeframe.
After completing the above scope, the participant may continue with more advanced topics and engage in creating a professional-level artist portfolio.
4 sessions per month, where each session is for 1+ hour, at a mutually agreed day and time.
Home Assignments & Doubt Clearing Sessions
After each classroom session, home assignments and related reference pictures will be shared. Home assignments and self-practice play a crucial role in the course’s success and are expected to require approximately three times the duration of the classroom sessions. Throughout the week, participants will have regular interactions and additional doubt-clearing sessions in preparation for the next class. The participants will submit the step-wise practice sheet, which will be evaluated by the faculty who will provide feedback on areas for improvement that the participants can focus on.