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One Year Diploma in Fine Arts - Online/Regular/Part-Time-Level-3

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.

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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 
d) Indoor sketching. 
e) Medium - Pencil, Charcoal, Dry Pastel.


  1. Introduction to various techniques. 
  2. Study of foreground and background with drapery.
  3. Texture study with different materials like cloth, wood, glass, bronze, mirror, china clay, terracotta, etc. 
  4. Selection and arrangement of objects. 
  5. Eye level, source of light, tonal variation, composition. 
  6. Drawing from different angles.
  7. Details about light & shades. 
  8. Medium - Pencil, Pencil Colours.


  1. Freehand drawing from human figure to study proportion. 
  2. Stick drawing and Block drawing. 
  3. Basic anatomy, Head study from different angles.
  4. Full figure study. 
  5. Quick sketching and Finished sketching. 
  6. Sketching practice of different parts of body.


  1. Basic intoduction with theory. 
  2. Selection of artistic view with picture frames. 
  3. Detail study of variation in sunlight. 
  4. Addition and elimination, simplification, eye level and Vanishing Point. 
  5. Perspective, balance and rhythms in composition. 
  6. Study of Cityscape and Seascape.
  7. Medium - Pencil, Charcoal, Crayon, Water Colours and Oil Colours(Any Two).


  1. Technical details, measurements. 
  2. Detail study of skull, character and expression.
  3. Space dividation with geometrical ske

1. H.B. Pencil & Shading pencil 

  • Shading Gradations 
  • 20 Shades with single pencil 
  • Light to dark technique 
  • Dark to light technique

2. Charcoal 

  • Drawing with charcoal stick. 
  • Life drawing and portrait. 
  • Reverse painting with eraser. 
  • Use of cloth and cotton.

3. Pencil Colours 

  • Study of colour wheel 
  • Mixing of two colours 
  • Tonal variation

4. Dry Crayons (Pastels) 

  • Different effects with different techniques 
  • Abstract & Semi abstract painting 
  • Fixing method

5. Oil Pastels 

  • Still life 
  • Figure drawing 
  • Creative Drawing 
  • Landscaping

6. Water Colours 

  • Theory 
  • Wet and wet technique 
  • Use of handmade paper 
  • Light to dark effect.
  • Outdoor practice 
  • Creative painting

7. Acrylic Colours

  • Use of Acrylic Colours
  • Texture Work
  • Mixing Work
  • Experimental Work
  • Abstract & Semi abstract painting
  • Contemporary Art

8. Oil Colours 

  • Theory 
  • Techniques 
  • Types of brushes 
  • Use of Spatula, roller 
  • Preservation 
  • 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 Gallery
  2. Booking 
  3. Catalogue Designing and Printing 
  4. Display of art work 
  5. Lighting 
  6. Art critics 
  7. Invitations 
  8. Arrangement