CBSE Class 12 Fine Arts Syllabus 2016-17

A student may offer anyone of the following courses:

(a) Painting (Code No. 049)


(b) Graphics (Code No. 050)


(c) Sculpture (Code No. 051)


(d) Applied Art-Commercial Art (Code No. 052)

The following art terminologies for all the four subjects are prescribed only for reference and general enrichment.

  • Elements of Composition:
    • Point, line, form, colour, tone, texture and space.
  • Principles of Composition:
    • Unity, harmony, balance, rhythm, emphasis and proportion, abstraction and stylisation.
  • Drawing & Painting:
    • Foreshortening, perspective, eye-level, fixed point of view, Vanishing point, ratio-proportion, sketching, proportion sketching, drawing, light & shade, painting from still-life, land-scape, anatomy, vertical, horizontal, two & three dimensional, transparent & opaque.
  • Materials:
    • Paper (Cartridge, Handmade etc.), pencil, water, acrylic colours, tempera colours, poster colours, pastel colours, waterproof ink, canvas and hard-board.
  • Media of Composition:
    • Collage, Mosaic, Painting, Mural, Fresco, Batik Tie & Dye.
  • Sculpture:
    • Relief and round sculpture, modelling with clay, terra-cotta, carving in wood, stone, bronze casting, Plaster of Paris and metal welding.
  • Graphics:
    • Linocut, relief printing, etching, Lithography, Silk screen printing letter press and offset printing.
  • Applied Art:
    • Book cover design and illustration, cartoon, poster, advertisements for newspaper and magazine animation and printing processes. photography, computer graphic, hoarding and T. V.
  • Portfolio Assessment Method :
    • The Art Portfolio will consist of a compilation of all art work, from sketch to finished product. The submission would include both the original and improved versions of assigned tasks reflective of gradual improvement. Step by step development of the work will be assessed in all units.



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