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442 ART AND DESIGN

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

By the end of the course the learner should be able to: 1. produce artworks for aesthetic and utilitarian function through creative exploration of the principles and elements of art and design; 2. express their emotions, feelings, ideas and experiences to communicate through works of art and design; 3. explore the physical environment as a source of inspiration, ideas and materials to produce works of art; 4. acquire good craftsmanship as they develop a systematic approach in solving art and design problems and tasks; 5. integrate acquired skills, concepts and attitudes to enrich their understanding of and performance in other fields of study and activities; 6. exchange ideas and skills through group activities within the school, local communities and other institutions at National and International levels; 7. apply contemporary technology in solving art and design problems; 8. apply the acquired knowledge and attitudes for self-reliance in the world of work; 9. appreciate their own and other peoples artistic and cultural heritage. 1.0

0 INTRODUCTION TO ART AND DESIGN

1.1.0 Specific Objectives By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to: a) define Art and Design; b) state and explain the importance of Art and Design to individuals; c) state and explain the importance of Art and Design in society; d) discuss the relationship between Creative and Art and Design; e) relate Art and Design to various career opportunities. 1.2.0 Content 1.2.1 Definition of Art and Design 1.2.2 Importance of Art and Design to the individual, the society. 1.2.3 Review of creative arts

  1. Art and Design as a basis for various careers.

 

0 ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF ART AND DESIGN

2.1.0 Specific objectives By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to: a) identify and describe the elements and principles of Art and Design; b) discuss the role of the elements and principles of Art and Design in 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional works. 2.2.0 Content 2.2.1 Elements of Art and Design — line, shape, value, texture, colour, space, mass, solids, voids. 2.2.2 Principles of Art and Design - balance , proportion, movement, rhythm, contrast, dominance, harmony, unity. 2.2.3 Uses of elements and principles of Art and Design

3.0

0 DRAWING

3.1.0 Specific objectives

By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to: a) identify and use appropriate materials and tools in drawing simple pictorial compositions; b) observe, analyse and draw simple natural and man-made forms and structures to create different impressions on a variety of surfaces; c) use imaation and creativity to express himself/herself through drawing; d) observe and record in details the structures of natural and man-made forms using the drawing skills and techniques acquired; e) define and discuss the term perspective; f) apply the principle of linear perspective in drawing forms and pictorial compositions; g) use imaation and creativity in drawing pictorial compositions to incorporate the principle of perspective; h) observe, analyse, and record in detail the human figure and its proportions; 1) make sketches of moving and static human figures in a specified time limit; j) use his/her imaation and creativity to produce pictorial compositions with human figures; k) make quick sketches of moving and static forms in a specified time limit; I) observe, analyse and record in details man-made forms, natural forms, human forms, animal forms, and sceneries using pen and ink; m) employ the elements and principles of art and design creatively to draw pictorial compositions from) observation, imaation and memory; n) use skills of presentation and display to enhance the final appearance of the drawings; o) make an envelope folder for the finished work; p) make an expandable folder for storing the finished works. 32.0 Content

3.2.1 Materials and tools 3.2.2 Drawing pictorial compositions from imaation - natural forms, m an made forms and structures 3.2.3 Detailed studies of the structures of manmade and natural forms 3.2.4 Perspective - definition and concept, linear perspective, one point perspective, two point perspective 3.2.5 Exercise in linear perspective - one point perspective, two point perspective, views, worm’s eye, bird’s eye, eye level 3.2.6 Drawing a pictorial composition of man made natural forms by applying the principal of perspective. 3.2.7 Human figure - proportions of the human figure, quick sketches of the human figure in motion. Detailed studies of the human figure. 3.2.8 Drawing of imaative pictorial composition with human figures on current issues eg. Ravages of HIV pandemic — sick people, care of the sick, orphaned children etc. 3.2.9 Quick sketches of moving static and forms - natural, man-made, human, animal. 3.2.10 Detailed studies of human figures, animal figures, man-made structures and forms, sceneries 3.2.11 Pictorial compositions on pertinent contemporary issues such as drug and substance abuse, social responsibility, effects of environmental pollution from observation, imaation, memory 3.2.12 Presentation and Display — trimming, mounting, mat, window, framing, finishing, display 3.2.13 Folder making - envelope folder, expandable folder, storage of the works. 4.0

0 PAINTING

4.1.0 Specific Objectives

By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to: a) appreciate the role of painting in Kenya; b) identify and discuss the elements and principles of art and design in painting 2 - Dimensional works; c) analyse and appreciate the behaviour of different colours; d) identify and describe the use of a variety of materials and tools for painting different surfaces; e) select and skillfully use a variety of tools and materials to produce paintings in different techniques; f) apply the skills of observation to record the structure of natural and manmade forms; g) use the painting skills acquired to paint natural, man-made and human forms; h) explain the techniques of atmospheric perspective in creating depth in paining sceneries; i) apply the technique of atmospheric perspective to make quick sketches of natural, man-made and human figures; j) develop skills of observation, recording in detail, drawing and painting of natural, man-made, living forms and human figures; k) apply the elements of art and design to produce painted compositions oan still life and sceneries form memory and imaation; 1) make detailed studies of a human figure; m) use painting skills and techniques acquired to paint the human figure from observation; n) analyse and appreciate different styles and techniques of painting. 4.2.0 Content

4.2.1 Role of Painting in Kenya —aesthetics, social-cultural, economic, political, religious/ritualistic, utilitarian. 4.2.2 Elements of art and design in painting 2 Dimensional (2D) works — colour, tone/value, texture, line, shape, form. 4.2.3 Principles of art and design in painting 2D works — balance, rhythm movement, proportion, dominance, unity. 4.2.4 Materials and tools for painting — media, surface, tools. 4.2.5 Techniques — washes, dabbing, dry brush. 4.2.6 Behaviour/Properties of colour — hue, value/tone, intensity. 4.2.7 Exercises in colour wheel, tonal value, mono chrome, single still life form, pattern making. 4.2 8 Exercises in painting pictorial compositions from observation, memory and imaation on effects of child rights, deforestation and FIT V/AIDS on the family. 4.2.9 Observing and recording details of the structures of natural forms, man-made fonus, human forms. 4.2.10 Painting detailed studies from observation — natural forms, man-made forms, human figures. 4.2.11 Materials and tools 4.2.12 Atmospheric perspective — tonal variation of colours, depth. 4.2.13 Painting quick sketches of— natural forms, man-made forms and structures, natural forms, human figures. 4.2.14 Painting detailed studies —man-made forms and structures, natural forms, human figures. 4.2.15 Painting compositions from memory and imaation of man-made forms, structures, natural forms, sceneries (landscape, seascapes, townscapes), living forms (human, insect, animal)

 

4.2.16 Detailed studies of the structure of the full human figure and parts of a human figure. 4.2.17 Painting of the structures of a human figure — full figure and studies of parts. 4.2.18 Presentation and display — trimming, mounting (mat, window), framing, finishing, display. 4.2.19 Exhibition — portfolio, organization of space, selection of exhibits, display (stands, props) LOS GRAPHIC DESIGN

5.1.0 Specific Objectives By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to: a) define the term graphic design; b) state the role of graphic design in Art and Design; c) identify and explain the structure and characteristics of different types of letter forms iii relation to space; d) apply skills, materials and tools in the construction of letter forms; e) apply skills, materials and tools in designing and composing statements; 1) define the term calligraphy and state its role in Graphic Design; g) analyse and appreciate the structure of calligraphic letterforms; h) apply kills, materials and tools to write numerals, letters, words, and statements in calligraphy; i) define the terms layout, illustrations, book designs, book covers and posters and appreciate their role in graphic design; j) use the elements and principles of graphic design to create illustrations, book designs book covers and posters; k) apply the skills and knowledge learnt in producing a final artwork for specific purposes; I) appreciate the role of the elements and principles of graphic design in layout; m) identify and describe different visual and identification symbols; n) state and describe the systematic approach in solving a given design problem; o) apply the systematic approach in designing and producing a given identification symbol; p) state and describe the printing techniques used in graphic design; q) apply a specific technique to solve a given problem using the systematic approach of problem solving in design; r) define and design appropriate corporate identities; s) apply the elements and principles of graphic design to create appropriate calligraphic letterings and illustrations according to given specifications; t) define cartoons and animation, create cartoon characters and compose a cartoon strip; u) use the skills acquired in cartoon drawing to produce 2D animation; v) use skills of presentation and display to enhance the final appearance of the graphic works. 5.2.0 Content

5.2.1 Definition and concept —concept, definition and role in Art and Design. 5.2.2 Typography — anatomy of letter-forms (serifs, sans serifs), letter construction, 2Dimensional (2D), 3Dimensional (3D), word construction, statements. 5.2.3 Characteristics of letter-forms — size, colour, weight, condensed, distorted expanded. 5.2.4 Calligraphy — concept, definition, calligraphic pens, calligraphic stroke lettering, words. statements. 5.2.5 Exercises on short calligraphic messages to create awareness on contemporary and current issues such as the plight of street children and drug and substance abuse among the youth 5.2.6 Layout — definition, concept elements and principles of Art and Design in layout, types of lay-out (symmetrical asymmetrical radial. 5.2.7 Designing and producing seasonal greeting cards. 5.2.8 Illustrations — definition, concept, types of illustrations (textual, pictorial, pictorial with text) 5.2.9 Designing and producing a poster on a given topical issue such as poverty eradication, industrialization, prevention of HI V/AIDS scourge etc. 5.2.10 Book design — definition, layout. 5.2.11 Designing and producing a book cover with a specific title. 5.2.12 Identification of symbols — coat of arms, emblem, badge, trademark, logo. 5.2.13 Design an problem solving process — brief specifications from the client, research, layout composition, presentation to the client. 5.2.14 Designing and producing a given visual identification symbol using the systematic approach to problem solving in graphic design. 5.2.15 Printing techniques — relief printing, intaglio printing, planographic printing, stencil printing, computer aided printing. 5.2 16 Applying a specific printing technique to design a visual identification symbol using the problem solving approach to solve a given design problem. 5.2.17 Corporate identities — office stationery, letterheads, envelopes, business cards, advertising, wrapping paper, packag. 5.2.18 Calligraphic lettering and illustrations — wall hang, textual, pictorial with brochures, posters. 5.2;19 Designing of posters, brochures and leaflets on topical issues such as HI V/AiD awareness, environmental education, child rights, industrial development etc. 5.2.20 Animated cartoons — cartoons, caricatures, comics, 2D animation, animated fiipbook. 5.2.21 Cartoon characters — human, animal. 5.2.22 Applying the skills learnt in creation of cartoons to make cartoon characters produce a 2D animated strip. 5.2.23 Presentation an display- trimming, mounting (mat, window), framing finishing, operating. 5.2.24 Exhibition — portfolio, organization of space, selection of exhibits, display (stands, props)

 

6.0

0 ORNAMENTS

6.1.0 Specific objectives

By the end this the topic, the learner should be able to: a) identify and describe the concept of ornaments and jewellery making; b) define ornaments and jewellery; e) identify and explain the functions of ornaments; d) identify a variety of materials used in making jewellery; e) identify and analyse techniques of decoration in the making of ornaments; 1) state and describe the processes of decoration in the making of ornaments; g) explore and use the environment as a source of inspiration and of materials for making ornaments; h) appreciate the use of ornaments and jewellery in our cultural and contemporary society; i) identify and describe ornaments in relation to function and socio-cultural value j) identify and describe the techniques of decorating ornaments; k) use materials and tools skillfully in making and decorating ornaments using a combination of techniques. 6.2.0 Content

6.2.1 Concept of ornaments and jewellery — definition, description. 6.2.2 Materials tools and equipment. 6.2.3 Sourcing of designs — organic, inorganic, abstract. 6.2.4 Processes in the making of ornaments and jewellery — beadwork, bonework, leatherwork, metalwork, papier mache, woodwork. 6.2.5 Techniques of decoration - beadwork, painting, burning, incising. 6.2.6 Exercises in making jewellery and ornaments from existing forms. 6.2.7 Functions of ornaments —identification, socio-cultural, aesthetic, ritual/religious ceremony. 6.2.8 Materials and tools. 6.2.9 Techniques of decoration— painting, printing, carving, stamping, plaiting, burning. 6.2.10 Designing and producing ornaments for a specific function using a combination of techniques. 6.2.11 Presentation and display — finishing, firing, varnishing, sanding, mounting, display. 7.0

0 WEAVING

7.1.0 Specific Objectives

By the end of the topic, learners should be able to: a) define the concept of weaving; b) identify and describe the characteristics of plain and twill weaves; c) identify materials, tools and equipment appropriate for plain and twill weaves; d) produce woven items using plain and (or twill weave on the loom; e) identify and describe the characteristics of twinning ghiordes knots; 1) identify materials, tools and equipment appropriate for twinning and ghiordes knots; g) produce a multi-coloured woven item using the twining and ghiordes knots techniques on a frame; h) use the skills of presentation to enhance the final appearance of the woven items. 7.2.0 Content

7.2.1 Concepts of weaving — definition, description. 7.2.2 Characteristics — plain weave, balanced, warp-faced, weft-faced, open work, twill weave 2/2 twill weave, 3/1 twill weave. 7.2.3 Materials and tools — yarn, rigid heddle loom, dowel loom, frame loom, shuffle, serrated cardboard loom, beater, yearn, banana fibres, sisal. 7.2.4 Make woven items using any of the looms by applying the techniques of weaving plain weave, twill weave. 7.2.5 Twining and ghiordes knots — twining, description, characteristics, ghiordes knots (description and characteristics)

 

7.2.6 Materials, tools and equipment. 7.2.7 Techniques — Twining, ghiordes knots. 7.2.8 Production of a multi-coloured woven item using a combination of techniques of twining and ghiordes knots. 7.2.9 Presentation and display — trimming, neatening, finishing, display. 8.0

0 COLLAGE

8.1 0 Specific objectives

By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to: a) identify and describe the concept and characteristics of collage; b) explore and use the environment as a source of both inspiration and materials for making collage; c) identify and select suitable materials in relation to texture for the chosen surfaces and subject matter; d) apply the technique of collage making to skillfully produce pictorial compositions; e) use skills of presentation to enhance the appearance of the collage compositions. 8.2.0 Content

8.2.1 Concept of collage- definition, description. 8.2.2 Characteristics of collage — texture, multi-media, superimposition, combined with painting, 3Dimensional. 8.2.3 Materials, tools and processes. 8.2.4 Exercises in producing pictorial compositions on national issues such as tree planting, pollution of the environment, sickness and disease through HI V/AIDS pandemic, effects of child labour etc. 8.2.5 Presentation and display — trimming, mounting, framing, varnishing, display. 9.0

0 MONTAGE

9.1.0 Specific Objectives

By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to: a) identify and describe the concept and characteristics of montage; b) explore and use the environment as a source inspiration and materials for making montage; e) identify and select appropriate tools and materials for montage; d) apply the technique of montage making to skillfully produce pictorial compositions; e) use skills of presentation to enhance the appearance of the montage compositions. 9.2.1 Content

9.2.1 Concept — definition, description. 9.2.2 Characteristics — sticking pictures, superimposition, mono-media, 2Dimensional. 9.2.3 Materials, tools and process. 9.2.4 Exercises in producing pictorial compositions on issues such as effects of child rights, technology, desertification and other environmental issues. 9.2.5 Presentation and display of finished montage works — trimming, mounting, framing, varnishing, display. 10

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0 MOSAIC

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Specific Objectives

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to: a) identify and analyse the concept and characteristics of mosaic; b) explore and use the environment as a source of both inspiration and materials for making mosaic; c) identify and select suitable materials in relation to colour for the chosen surfaces and subject matter of mosaic works; d) skillfully apply the technique of mosaic making to produce pictorial compositions using colour; e) appreciate the concept and making of mosaic works of art; f) use skills of presentation to enhance the appearance of the mosaic compositions. 10.2.0 Content 10.2.1 Concept—definition, description. 10.2.2 Characteristics of Mosaic — Mono-media, colour, tesserae, interstices. 10.2.3 Materials, tools and processes. 10.2.4 Exercises in producing pictorial compositions on topical issues such as domestic violence, drug abuse, aspects of HIV/AIDS pandemic, children’s rights, technological advancement etc. 10.2.5 Presentation and display — trimming, mounting, framing, varnishing. 10.2.6 Exhibition — exhibits, display, space. 11.0

0 FABRIC DECORATION

11.1.0 Specific Objectives

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to: a) state and discuss the role of decorated fabrics; b) identify and select appropriate materials and tools used in fabric decoration; c) state the characteristics of resist method as a technique of decorating fabrics; d) use the resist method of fabric decoration to make fabrics of functional and aesthetic value; e) appreciate the role played by decorated fabrics f) identify and describe the techniques printing in fabric decoration; g) explore and use the environment as source of ideas for development of an appropriate motif for decorating fabrics; h) use the motif creatively to make repeat patterns; 1) identify, select and use appropriate materials and tools to skillfully produce prints on fabric for specific purposes; j) apply precision skills of registration to enhance the final appearance of decorated fubrics; k) use skills of presentation to enhance the final appearance of decorated fabrics. 11.2.0 Content

11.2.1 Functions of decorated fabrics — aesthetics, economic, political, religious, ritual, socio-cultural, utilitarian. 11.2.2 Materials tools and equipment. 11.2.3 Techniques and processes—resist, tie and dye, batik. 11.2.4 Designing and producing fabrics with specific themes such as poverty eradication, environmental education, drug and substance abuse awareness as well as for beauty. 11.2.5 Printing techniques — stencil, screen, block. 11.2.6 Materials, tools and equipment. 11.2.7 Development of motifs — abstract oris, organic oris, inorganic ori. 11.2.8 Repeat patterns — square network, regular, full drop, half drop, alternate, inverse. 11.2.9 Exercises on repeat patterns using different motifs. 11.2.10 Printing of fabrics by applying the skills of registration to produce prints on fabrics in more than one colour - registration, printing. 11.2.11 Presentation and display — trinuning, ironing, mounting, hemming, pleating, finishing, display. 11.2 12 Exhibition — organization of space, selection of exhibits, display of 2D works. 12.0

0 POTTERY

12.1.0 Specific Objectives

By the end of the topic, the learner will be able to: a) identify’ and describe the properties of clay as a material for pottery; b) identify and explain the two classes of clay and their characteristics; c) prepare clay for pottery; d) identify and describe the appropriate materials and tools for pottery; e) make containers and decorative forms using hand building techniques; f) identify and skillfully use appropriate techniques in decorating green ware; g) store green ware appropriately; h) apply bisque firing technique as a finishing process in pottery; i) make decorative items using a combination of hand building techniques; j) employ decorative techniques creatively on the fired works of pottery; k) use skills of presentation to enhance the final appearance of items made. 12.2.0 Content

12.2.1 Properties of clay — plasticity, porosity, vitrification. 12.2.2 Classification of clay — residual clay, sedimentary. 12.2.3 Preparation of clay — crushing, slaking, mixing, sieving, draining, wedg, storage. 12.2.4 Materials, tools and equipment. 12.2.5 Hand building techniques — pinch, coil, slab, ball/pellets, scoop. 12.2.6 Greenware decorative technique- excising, incising, stamping, burnishing, slip trailing, inlaying, embossing, embedding. 12.2.7 Storage of greenware — storage racks, storage room. 12.2 8 Firing saw dust kiln, bonfire kiln, open earth. 12.2.9 Bisque firing — open firing, closed firing. 12.2.10 Exercises on both the hand building and greenware decoration technique. 12.2.11 Decorative techniques — burnishing, incising, inlaying. 12.2.12 Presentation and display — varnishing, finishing, display. 12.2.13 Exhibition — organization of space, selection of exhibits, display of 3D works. 13.0

0 SCULPTURE

13.1.0 Specific Objectives

By the end of the topic, the learner should be able to: a) identify and describe various types of sculptures; b) identify and describe the elements and principles of art and design in sculpture; c) select and describe appropriate materials and tools for modeling, carving and construction; d) use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and techniques in the execution of a sculpture of functional and aesthetic value; e) define the concept of casting and describe the characteristics, possibilities and limitations of casting as a technique of sculpture; f) use tools, materials, equipment, and casting techniques to produce a sculpture; g) use skills of presentation to enhance the final appearance of the sculptures produced. 13.2.0 Content

13.2.1 Sculpture — definition, concept. 13.2.2 Elements and principles of art and design in sculpture — elements, line and contour, plane, solid/mass, void hollows, texture, colour. 13.2.3 Principles — rhythm and movement, dominance, contrast, harmony/unity, proportion, balance. 13.2.4 Types of sculptures—relief, low/bas relief, inverse/intaglio, sculpture in the round. 13.2.5 Materials, tools and equipment for sculpture. 13.2.6 Techniques and processes of sculpture — modeling, pellets/ball, slab, coil, carving, construction, welding/soldering/riveting, gluing, tying, nailing. 13.2.7 Production of works of sculpture of functional and aesthetic value for a specific purpose. 13.2.8 Casting — concept, definition, description, process. 13.2.9 Materials, tools and equipment for casting - clay, slip, plaster of paris, moulds. 13.2.10 Techniques—press mould, slip mould. 13.2.11 Production of works of sculpture of both functional and aesthetic value by applying the casting technique. 13.2.12 Presentation and display — finishing, firing, varnishing, painting. 13.2.13 Exhibition — organization of space, selection of exhibits, display of 3D works. 101 Knec English Syllabus 102 Knec Kiswahili Syllabus 121 Knec Syllabus 231 Knec Biology Syllabus 232 Knec Physics Syllabus 233 Knec Chemistry Syllabus 311 Knec History & Govt.Syllabus 312 Knec Geography Syllabus 313 Knec C.R.E. Syllabus 314 Knec I.R.E. Syllabus 441 Knec Syllabus 441 Knec Woodwork Syllabus 442 Knec Art and Design Syllabus 443 Knec Agriculture Syllabus 448 Knec Electricity Syllabus 451 Knec Computer Studies Syllabus 501 Knec French Syllabus 502 Knec German Syllabus 511 Knec Music Syllabus 565 Knec Studies Syllabus

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