Duration -Two years after the Foundation Course.
Examination – First Year (Internal Examination)
Diploma (Public Examination).
Objective – The course in Ceramic and pottery primarily aims at providing facilities for creative exploration of this most basic yet potential medium. The student is basically made to experiment with the plasticity of clay , use of potter’s wheel, various glazes and colours, firing techniques basic and dynamic shapes and creative concepts in terra-cotta.
The course being practice biased and design oriented the student shall study the rudiments of methods and processes involved , know the come position of different clays used , and experience the feel of these clays and their potentialities in evolving various 3-D forms during the elementary year.
In the final year, he shall devote to the search of the possibilities of application of the material media and the processes involved, in visualizing and realizing design concepts of aesthetic and functional values.
1 DRAWING AND DESIGN
Analytical study of Natural and other objects as line, from , planes, texture and colour. Transformation of objects into variety of simple and complex planes, tones and organization , study from the natural and environmental source , the forms of organizations as aids to his visualization Study of design concepts with their functional implications.
2 DESIGN VISUALISATION
Organization of 2-D and 3-D forms in relation to the technical scope and limitations. Colour rendering. Visualization of design concepts for simple objects of beauty and utility.
3 DESIGN EXECUTION
Practical’s in making various clay bodies , turning shapes on potter’s wheel and construction of forms by coil and slab methods .Realization of visualized design. Practical’s in biscuit firing, colouring and glazing in limited colours.
Materials used in ceramics and pottery : various clay bodies and their compositions.Tools and equipments. methods and processes firing techniques, Ceramic chemistry-Natural raw materials, processing of materials.
5. HISTORY OF WESTERN ART
(FROM PRE – HISTORIC TO MODERN ART)
N.B- (i) Should be taught in a Story form.
(ii) Emphasis should be not on chronology but on evolution of art forms.
Paleolithic Art:- Painting on the Cave walls (i) Wounded mate from Lascaux, (ii) Resting bison from Altamira, Sculptures: Venus of willendrof, Venus of Lausel.
Neolithic Art : - Carving in low relief – menhirs , passage graves.Ceramics-Susa ware, Samarra ware, Structures : Dolmens and Stonehenge.
2 Ancient Egypt-
Old Kingdom –Pyramids with carved and painted scanes .Pyramid of Giza : Painting – ‘Geese of Medium Sculpture-(i) Seated scribe (ii) Statue of Khafre, (iii) Rahotep and Nofrat.
Middle and New Kingdom : - Temples of Karnack and Abu Simbel : Sculpture – Queen Nefertiti, Tutankhamen Relief-Ikhnaton and his family.
Paintings: - Tomb Painting –Women musicians.
3. Mesopotamia including Persia-
Sumer : - Cuneiform script , cylindrical seals,Samaria ware, Ziggurat, Gold in harp with bull head, Goat stand ,bronze head of king Sargaon.
Akkad : -Stele of king Naramsin , Gudea kings.
Babylonia : - Stele of King Hammurabi with first law-code.
Assyriya : - Relief carving , (i) Sack of city by Asurbanipal, (ii) Asurnasirpal hunting lions, (iii) Winged bull, (iv) The dying lioness.
Architecture : - Palaces at Khorsabad and Nimrud.
Persia :- Ruins of Persepolis- Stairway to the Royal Audians Hall, Bull Capital , Luristan Bronzes.
4. Agean Civilization (Crete and Mycoense)-
Cycladic Art : - Cretan Art: Frescoes from places at khossos , Toredor scene and other Frescoes .
Sculpture : - Snake Goddesses, Pottery ,Fruge –Shell Pottery , places pottery , Octopus vase.
Mycenaean Art : - lion gate of Mycenae, sculpture, lvory deities, Painting,Frecoes from Tiryns.
Geometric period :- Votive figures –Block type and spread type.
Archaic Period :- Kouros and Kores, Apollo of Tenea,Peplos Kore, the Calf Bearer ,Fallen warrior.
Classical period :- Sculptures –‘Horsemen’ on ‘Parthenon’ and ‘Athena’ by Phidias; spear bearer (Doryphorus) by Polycleitus; Wounded Neobid by Scopas; Hermes with Dionisus by Praxiteles and apoxtmenos by Lyssipos.
Hellenistic period :- Sculpture – wounded and dying gaul, Venus-de Melos ,Nike of Samothrace, Laocoon Group.Architecture – Doric ,Sonic and Corinthin style. Painting – Pottery – five different styles,Minor art-Coins gems etc.
6.Etruscans and Roman Art-
Roman Sculpture :- (i) Life size statue of Emperor , Augustus,(ii) Seated statue of Roman Lady,(iii) Bronze equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius; (iv) Bust of emperor Constantine.Relief Carving – Column of Trajan.
Architecture :-construction with domes (Pantheon) bridges, acqueducts,forums,basilicas, triumphal arches and columns,theatres, baths, palaces and Villas,town planning etc.Paintings,Wall painting and mosaics,interior designs and minor art works.
7. Christian period , Byzantine and Romanesque-
Early Christian : - Catacombs, symbolic paintings, sarcophagus carving with Christian symbols.
Byzantine : - Painting –manuscript illustration- miniatures and illuminations; mosaics , icon painting on wooden panels;ivory carvings.
Architecture :- Interior of Hagia Sophia,st. Mark’s Church.
Romanesque: Human figure in sculptural carving on church walls and door jams, painting - manuscript illustrations.Minor art objects with precious stones.
Cathedrals:-carving on columns-stained glass windows Painters- Giotto.Duccio and Van Eyek.Study of some of their paintings.
9. Renaissance and high Renaissance:
Characteristice developments during the period.Artists of early renaissance like Masaccio,Donatello,Boticelli and their important works .Artists of High Renaissance like Leonardo,Michaelangelo,Raphael and Titian and their important art works.
Artists of the 17th century like Bermini Rubens,Rembrandt,Velazquez and manneristic tendencies in their works, Development of Various techniques of painting.
11. Recoco –
Artists such as Tiepolo, Watteau,Boucher,Fragonard,Chardin and other.Theire major works.
12. Various Ism’s –
Neo-classicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Neo-impress, Post – impressionism,Cubism,Fauvism, German Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism (1940’s – 1957).
(Emphasis on Indian History)
Study of basic forms and functions as found in Nature and the environment Study of human animal and birds forms etc. Exposure ta a variety of 2-D and 3-D forms through observation. Various manipulative and accidental method of discovering forms and studying the formal organization found in natural environments and formation.
Evolving 2-D and 3-D forms and their functional organizations. Creative and significant shapes with colour renderings. Visualisation of various art objects, terra-cotta murals, Ceramic pots and sculptures,tiles. Etc.
3. DESIGN EXECUTION
Realising the design concept though various techniques, practicals in relation to creative methods of firing and glazing,textures and colour variation. Silk scrren printing in Ceramics.
Various design problems – Traditional and contemporary methods and processes. Firing techniques, colouring and glazing. Ceramic colours and glazes, Chemistry of colour and clay.Finising processes. Cost estimation.
5. HISTORY OF ART PERTINENT TO CERAMICS
This subject is be taught with main emphasis on Indian History and with a broad reference to the History of other countries ( Western and oriental ).
Pre-historic cultures and Indus Valley Civilisation,Vedic,Maurya,Shung,Early Andhra,Kushan,Gupta,Mediaeval dynasties,Mughal period,British period,Revival and Contemporary periods,with reference to the pottery,Terra-Cotta,brick and Techniques adopted.Impact of movements in Art-World and technological developments on designing and making of objects.
Prehistoric and primitive artefacts, Early Civilizations,Classical world , Middle Ages,Renaissance,Baroque and Rococo,19th and 20th Centuries.with reference to pottery andTerracota objects regarding and techniques.The impactof various movements in the Art-World and techninical developments on designing and making of the objects.
Work Pattern – (5 days a week ) (6 hours a day) (960 working hours a year)
The course being practice – biased ,the emphasis is more on practical study and has two major aspects (1) Studio Major and (2) Workshop Major.
Studio major –
Wirkshop Major –