610 - Art

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Paper 1 - Drawing or Painting from Still Life

Alternative A: Students are expected to know the difference between natural and artificial objects. Practice on boy types of object putting emphasis on: (a) Arrangement

(b) Toning

(c) Form/Structure

(d) Texture)

Alternative B: Students are expected to know the meaning of 'Objects of Industrial Structure'.

Paper 2 - Drawing or Painting from Nature

Alternative A: Students are expected to show their appreciation in the study of the structure of natural forms.

Alternative B: Students are expected to paint or draw outside scenes and as much as possible including incidental man-made forms. They are expected to have a good knowledge of perspective.

Alternative C: Students will be expected to have studied small living things such as a wasp, housefly, bees, etc.

Paper 3 - Drawing or Painting from a Living Person

Alternative A: Candidates are expected to see beneath the human skin. The following should be observed: (a) Proportionality

(b) Line and its Function

(c) Proper Paper Use

(d) Form/Structure

(e) Toning, etc.

Alternative B: Students are required to draw the BUST or other part of the body. The bust is the upper part of the human figure.

Drapery study is part of the study. Students are expected to bring out the resemblance of the model in detail.

Paper 4 - Original Imaginative Composition in Color

This is a paper which must show color and, therefore, students should begin working in color at an early stage. They should draw and paint anything they can lay their hands on, especially living things.

Paper 5 - Craft

Students are informed that cleanliness is vital in this paper.

- Lettering

- Design

- Composition

- Color

Paper 6 - Craft

All work falling in this category of Paper 6 should have the following qualities:

(a) Whether the piece so made can be practically used.

(b) To which level has the student mastered the skills of the craft?

(c) Does the student use the particular craft materials with understanding of their possibilities?

(d) Does the student use the craft material creatively beyond the traditional tribal use?

(e) Does the Craft piece so created observe the basic artistic principles of aesthetics which are:

- Materials and Space

- Measurable Elements

- Dark and Light

- Actual Textures

- Size and Mass

- Derived Elements

Paper 7 - Study of Art

The paper will consist of five sections. Each section will correspond to a particular area of study. The areas are:

(i) Greek and Roman Art

(ii) The Italian Renaissance

(iii) The Seventeenth Century in Holland

(iv) The Nineteenth Century in France

(v) West and Central Africa