CBSE-2016 Syllabus for Fine Arts-Sculpture Classes XI and XII

Sculpture

Introduction

The Course in Sculpture at Senior Secondary stage as an elective subject is aimed at developing aesthetic sense of the students through the under standing of various important, well known aspects and modes of Visual Art expression in India's rich cultural heritage from the period of Indus Valley to the-present time. It encompasses also a wide range of practical exercises in making of various sculptures for developing their mental faculties of observation, imagination and creation and the physical and technical skills.

Objectives

Theory (History of Indian Art)

Note: As the syllabus of Sculpture (Theory) is the same as that of Painting (Theory), its objectives are same.

Practicals

The purpose of introducing practical exercises in sculpture is to help and enable, the students to make sculptures. All assignments should be designed to understand problems of volume, weight, play of form in space etc. as against rendering on flat two dimensional. Adequate technical skills may be provided depending on the facilities available.

Class XI (Theory) 2 hours and 40 Marks

  • Units-Marks
  • Modelling in Relief (in clay or Plaster Paris) -20 Marks
  • Modelling in Round (in clay or plaster of Paris) -20 Marks
  • Portfolio Assessment-20 Marks

Unit 1

Modelling in Relief on given subjects from life and nature. 60 Pds.

Unit 2

Modelling in Round on given subjects from life and nature. 60 Pds.

Handling of clay and its techniques, pinching, coiling, rolling etc.

Unit3 Portfolio Assessment-40 Pds

  1. Record the entire years'performance from to finished product-- (10 Marks)
  2. Four selected pieces of works prepared during the course by the candidate and certified by
  3. the school authorities as works executed in the school are to be placed before the examiners
  4. for assessment (10 Marks).

Note:

  1. The candidate should be given one hour break after first three hours.
  2. The time table to be so framed as to allow the students to work continuously for minimum of two periods at a stretch.

Class XII (Theory) 2 Hours and 40 Marks

UnitwiseWeightage

History of Indian Art

  • The Rajasthani and Pahari Schools of Miniature Painting-10 Marks
  • The Mughal and Deccan Schools of Miniature Painting-10 Marks
  • The Bengal School of Painting-10 Marks
  • The Modern Trends in Indian Art-10 Marks

Note: The Syllabus of Sculpture (Theory) for Class XII is the same as that of Painting (Theory) for Class XII given earlier.

Class XII (Practical) 6 Hours and 60 Marks

  • Modelling in Relief (Clay and Plaster of Paris) -20 Marks
  • Modelling in Round (clay and Plaster of Paris) -20 Marks
  • Portfolio Assessment-20 Marks

Unit 1:

Modelling in Relief-60 Pds.

Unit 2:

Modelling in Round-60 Pds.

Unit 3:

PortfolioAssessment-48 Pds.

  1. Record of the entire years'performance from sketch to finished product- (10 Marks)
  2. Four pieces of Works prepared during the course selected by the candidate and certified by the school authorities as work executed in the school are to be placed before the examiners for assessment.
  • Use of clay Composition in hollow for baking.
  • Modelling of simplified human figures, birds, animals and plants in relief and round.
  • Geometrical shapes like cube, cone, cylinder, etc. and their composition in relief as an exercise in design study of textures. Use of plaster of Paris (10 Marks).

Note:

  1. The candidate should be given one hour break after first three hours.
  2. The time table to be so framed as to allow the students to work continuously for minimum of two periods at a stretch.

Guidelines For Evaluation Of Practical

Marking Scheme: Part I: Modelling in Relief

  1. Composition including emphasis on the subject-10 Marks
  2. Handling of media-05 Marks
  3. Creative approach & overall impression-05 Marks

Part II: Modelling in Round

  1. Composition including emphasis on the subject-10 Marks
  2. Handling of media-05 Marks
  3. Creative approach and overall impression-05 Marks

Part III: Portfolio Assessment

  1. Record of the enitre years'performance from sketch to finished product-10 Marks
  2. Four works of Sculpture consisting of:
  3. One Sculpture in Relief (High Relief) -2.5 Marks
  4. One Sculpture in Relief (Low Relief) -2.5 Marks
  5. Two Sculpture in round-05 Marks

Format of the questions:

Part I: Modelling in Relief:

Make a Sculpture in Relief (low/high) on anyone of the following five subjects, The size should be within 25 to 30 cm (horizontally or vertically). and about 4 cm. In thickness from the board (Note: Any five suitable subjects for “Modelling in Relief” are to be decided by the external and internal examiners jointly in accordance with the instructions and are to be mentioned here).

Part II: Modelling in Round:

  1. Prepare a Sculpture in round, in clay medium, on anyone of the following five subjects. The height should be within 25 to 30 cm. Horizontally or vertically.
  2. Note: Any five suitable subjects for “Modelling in Round” are to be decided in accordance with the instructions and are to be mentioned here strictly just before the start of the examination for Part II.

Instructions to decide the subjects for Modelling in Relief and Round:

  1. The examiners are to select/decide five subjects suitable for Modelling in Relief and five subjects for Modelling in round. The subjects for “Modelling in Round” are to be conveyed to the candidates strictly just before the start of the examination for Part II.
  2. Each subject should be so designed that the candidate may get a clear-cut idea of the subject, however, a candidate can perceive a subject in his/her own way. Distortion of human/animal forms may be allowed.
  3. Choice of high or low relief should remain open to the candidates.
  4. The examiners are free to decide the subjects but they should be according to the standard of class XII and environment of the school/candidates. Some identified areas of the subjects for Modelling in Relief are given below in which some more areas may also be included:
  1. Nature Study
  2. Design, natural, decorative, stylized and geometrical:
  3. Family, friends and daily life
  4. Birds and animals
  5. Games and sports activities
  6. Religious, social and personal activities
  7. Cultural activities
  8. Ideas-Personal, social, local, provincial, national and international.

General instructions to the examiners:

  1. Candidates should be given one hour break after first three hours.
  2. Work of the candidates of Parts I, II and III, is to be evaluated on the spot by the external and internal examiners jointly.
  3. Each work of Parts I, II and III, after assessment, is to be marked as examined and duly signed by the external and internal examiners.

Some Reference Books Suggested for Teachers:

  1. “Indian Sculpture” by Chintaman Kar.
  2. “Exploring Sculpture” by JanAmdell Mills & Boon, London.
  3. “The Technique of Sculpture” John W. Mills, P. T. Patsford Ltd. London!
  4. “A History Sculpture of the world” Shelden Cneey, Thame and Hudson, London.
  5. “Form and Space” Edward Their, Thomes and Hudson; London.
  6. “Sculpture and Ideas” Michael F. Andrews.
  7. “Modern Sculpture” Jean Selz, Heinemann, London.
  8. “Creative Carving” (Material techniques appreciation), Dons Z. Meilach, Pritam Publishing.