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Beginner Diploma in Fine Art

The Canvas Art Academy in Goa is excited to offer a Beginner Diploma in Fine Art for students who have a minimum qualification of 10th pass. This one-year course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in fine art and prepare them for further study or a career in the field. The course is divided into three semesters, each focusing on different aspects of fine art. 1st semester: Theory:

  • Introduction to art and fine art

  • Elements of art

  • Colour theory


  • Importance of shading

  • Basic line and practice

  • Light and shadow

  • Volume creation

  • Box setting method

  • Line and gradation

  • 3D shapes

  • Freehand drawing

  • Enlargement

  • Rough sketch or rapid sketch

  • Grid drawing

  • Stick drawing

  • Block drawing

  • Armature study

  • Still life


  • Pencil shading

  • Charcoal

  • Oil pastel

  • Poster colour

Assignments will be compulsory and submitted at the end of the month. 2nd semester: Theory:

  • Indian art history

  • Western art history


  • Perspective

  • Vanishing point

  • Tonal perspective

  • Eye level

  • Composition

  • Portrait study (freehand and grid, male and female)

  • Different angles of face

  • Study of eyes, nose, ears, lips

  • Anatomy (study of basic body proportion of male and female)

  • Hands, arms, feet and legs study

  • Posture study and body curves

  • Detailed study of man-made and natural objects

  • Design sense of negative and positive

  • 5 elements of painting


  • Pencil colour

  • Pen and ink

3rd semester: Theory:

  • Study of 10 Indian artists

  • Study of 10 European artists


  • Portrait of child and old age

  • Hairstyle texture and volume in portrait

  • Life drawing

  • Nature drawing

  • Memory drawing

  • Landscape


  • Watercolor (level 1, 2 and 3)

Assignments and final work should be submitted, along with a portfolio. Participation in an exhibition is compulsory and a minimum of 5 works should be submitted for the exhibition. This syllabus is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of fine art, including the elements and principles of art, art history, and various mediums and techniques. The course will also provide students with the opportunity to develop their skills through practical assignments and critiques, as well as the chance to showcase their work in an exhibition.


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