Course Name: Certificate in Drawing and Sketching (Colour Pencils)

Course Code: ART 101
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: None

Course Description

Learners will be taught the basic techniques of pencil movement, measurements and free hand drawing. Learners will have an opportunity to create artworks on various subjects using different toning and shading techniques.

Course Name: Certificate in Drawing and Sketching (Pastels)

Course Code: ART 102
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: None

Course Description

Learners will be taught the basic techniques of pencil movement, measurements and free hand drawing. Learners can practice blending and overlaying of pastels on paper. Art work creation will give students practical solutions to issues faced when using pastel.

Course Name: Certificate in Drawing and Sketching (Watercolour)

Course Code: ART 201
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: ART 101

Course Description

Basic techniques of Watercolour medium will be the starting point for the learners in this course. Learners will do simple composition to understand tone and colour handling. As they progress their observation of surrounding will be come into focus as they learn about light and transparency. Learners art works will reflect their observation and interpretation of the subjects.

Course Name: Certificate in Drawing and Sketching (Acrylic)

Course Code: ART 202
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: ART 101

Course Description

Colour mixing and handling in this quick drying acrylic medium will be taught to the learners first. Learners will create unique art works by combining techniques of composition, perspective and design.

Course Name: Certificate in Drawing and Sketching (Oil Colours)

Course Code: ART 203
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: ART 101

Course Description

Learners will first learn to handle this slow drying medium. Techniques understanding and handling colours will be taught. Increasing the depth of colour, texture and light while working on different layers of oil paints will be paid special attention. Art work creation by the learners will give them a practical understanding of the medium and its nuances.

Course Name: Certificate in Photography

Course Code: ART 106
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: None

Course Description

This course will be combination of lectures and exercises. Course will cover control of the camera and settings, selection of lens, composition and understanding colour and light. Each lesson will be followed by exercise that require the learners to produce pieces of work that will be combined into a final portfolio.

Indian Folk Art Courses

Course Name: Certificate in Madhubani Painting
Course Code: ART 401
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: None

Course Description

Madhubani is a traditional art form from Bihar in India and Nepal. It depicts a wide variety of themes like nature, devotional, festivals and day-to-day life. Madhubani Painting is traditionally done by women using natural materials and colours.

In this course the learner will be familiarized with the major themes used in Madhubani paintings. Basic freehand drawing of some common themes will be taught. Learners will have an opportunity to mix natural colours and experience colour theory at work. They will then apply these techniques to create their own unique artwork.

Course Name: Certificate in Thanjavur Painting

Course Code: ART 402
Duration: 4 months/ 30 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: None

Course Description

Born in Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India, classical Thanjavur Painting is characterized by vivid colours, simple composition, gold foil and gesso based work. The delicate gold and stone work adds to the intricacies of the art form.

In this course, the learner will learn and apply the board preparation techniques to create a base for their art work. Learners will be instructed on cone preparation, muck making (gesso like), gold leaf handling and Stone work. Learners are required to do extensive cone work as part of their art work creation. Traditional techniques used will be demonstrated and applied.  Learners will be provided guideline on using the Thanjavur techniques to create alternative artworks.

Course Name: Certificate in Kalamkari Painting

Course Code: ART 403
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: None

Course Description

Kalamkari is a type of fabric art work either hand painted or block printed. Origins of this art can be traced back to India and Iran. The name “Kalamkari’ comes from the Persian term for Pen (Kalam) and Craftsmanship (Kari). In Indian there are two distinct styles of Kalamkari- the Srikalahasti Style and the Machilipatnam Style. The Srikalahasti style is completely hand worked whereas the Macilipatnam style has Persian influences due to Mughal patronage of the art.

In this course the learner will learn the technique of making the Kalam using traditional materials. Learners will be familiarized with the various steps used in traditional Kalamkari painting. Learners will learn to mix and produce colours required. They will be taught to create compositions using traditional Kalamkari motifs. Art work creation will require learners to apply all the techniques learned in the course.

Course Name: Certificate in Kerala Mural Painting

Course Code: ART 404
Duration: 3 months/ 24 Sessions
Sessions: 2 days in a week
Time Duration: 2 hours per session
Pre-requisite: None

Course Description

Kerala Mural Painting is an ancient art form done on the walls of palaces, temples and churches of Kerala. The traditional art form uses only natural pigments and vegetable colours. Limited colour palette and unique technique used while painting creates a stunning art work. During the revival of the art artificial pigments and colours have been widely used.

In this course the learners will learn the unique style of drawing and designs used in Kerala Mural Painting. They will learn the method of natural colour making and mixing. The techniques used in Mural painting will be demonstrated and applied. Art work creation by the learner will incorporate all the techniques and principles learned in the course.