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13:47

Integration Of Art In Studies

The first day I entered my Design class, my professor wrote me off as a hopeless case as I was a science student! That a science student cannot be a good artist and a designer was somehow etched in her mind.. However, as the class progressed, she had to agree that this science student was definitely an artist too!! And in a few days time she had to completely change her mind about science students not being able to create art! Now even experts agree that Design is ‘Science’ integrated with ‘Arts’.

My father, himself a science professor, was an artist at heart! His elder brother, my Jethu, was a commercial artist and a great one at that. He used to send us postcards with his pen and ink drawings on the front side with a small note on the reverse. I used to collect and copy his artwork as a little girl.

Our father was very strict about our science diagrams in school and in college both. He taught us the ‘art of observation’ at a very young age. He was a stickler for minute details and we got scolded for not being able to draw a perfect diagram at times. I also learnt to draw small sketches for every subject and topic.

When we were young, our books were not quite illustrated! I still have nightmares involving the thick History book with small fonts and no pictures at all! Children nowadays are so lucky to have all text books illustrated with sketches and artwork! But I was lucky to have a scientist father who was an artist at heart to teach me the art of observation and eye for detail. When the world was oblivious to mind-mapping, he taught us to map and chart out topics for better remembrance. So armed with this ‘power’ of observation, I entered my design college after my Postgraduation in Life Sciences.

Power of Observation is a skill that all children need to learn. Art integrated learning makes any subject interesting and enjoyable. It also enhances the power of observation in a child.

Now there are two basic kinds of arts, the visual arts and the performing arts. Visual art is that art which we can see- like sketches, paintings, photography and sculpture. Performing arts are music, dance, drama and other arts involving kinaesthetic activities. Integrating creative arts to mundane subjects make them more interesting and the students are able to retain the information better. Also, it is now known that our brain retains colourful and interesting information. Visual stimuli activates the brain’s ability to retain and process information in a better manner. So, here we get the concept of whole brain thinking! And it has now been proven that individuals practicing whole brain thinking are more successful in life.

The Government’s initiative to incorporate ‘Art Integrated Learning’ in schools is a commendable one. However, an issue commonly brought is that “not all teachers are artists,” meaning that there aren’t enough teachers capable of doing art to teach in every classroom. But here we would like to state that whether or not a teacher can do these things is irrelevant. The aim here is not to create master artists, but rather teach basic arts skills, processes, and aesthetic quality, and encourage creative teaching techniques.

The skills of art integrated teaching are simple and easy to learn and teach. We believe that these methods will be infinitely useful to creating interesting lesson plans and once put in practice will be enjoyed by both the teacher and the student. Once an arts-integrated environment is established, techniques, examples, and information can be shared and used.

As a Design Teacher and Mentor I have been consciously and sub-consciously using Art Integrated learning for my students from when I started to teach. I remember a batch of students whom I was coaching for Design Entrance exams. The whole bunch of students were scared of mathematics!! So I started them with copies a book which had lots of illustrations on the sides. I asked them to first colour the cartoons illustrated on the sides and then start reading the chapter. I am pleased to inform you that all of them picked speed in solving complex mathematical problems thereafter. They had learnt to integrate creativity into the subject of mathematics which they found mundane otherwise!

I also see many teachers of subjects like Marketing and Finance, encourage story and graphic techniques to the learning process. My son, studying Economics, once made a storyboard for one of his college topics using a drawing software and created a very creative presentation alongwith his team and I was very impressed by the way they were learning! They really made use of lots of interesting graphics to understand Economics and Finance!

So dear teachers, parents, guardians and our dear students, the era of Arts Integrated Learning is here to stay! Do try out Visual and performing arts techniques to teach and learn any subject from now onwards. Engage the students creatively for all subjects. A reminder again, the aim here is not to create master artists, but rather teach and learn basic arts skills, processes, and aesthetic quality for better retention of information and cognitive learning. It is learning with Fun.

Thank you for reading my take on the subject of ‘Art Integrated Learning’. I will be back soon with more on the subject.

Dr Anindita Roy, icreativesciences@gmail.com














15:59

NATA 2020 SYLLABUS AND PATTERN CHANGE


NATA 2020 Changes In Syllabus: 

The major change in NATA 2020 is the inclusion of Physics and Chemistry in the syllabus. Most of the syllabus however remains unchanged.


Another change is in the drawing section pattern;  there will be 3 questions; 2 of 35 marks each and one of 55 marks; so total marks 125.

More time has also been allotted to drawing i.e instead of the 90 mins given in 2018-2019, candidates will now have 135 mins ( 2hours and 15 mins)for the drawing part.

Below is the breakup of the new pattern and syllabus:





Drawing Test

Candidate has to attempt three questions within 135 minutes. The drawing aptitude is judged on the following aspects -
 Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner;
 Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the object and shadows cast on surroundings;
 Sense of perspective drawing;
 Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form;
 Creating interesting two dimensional composition using given shapes and forms;
 Creating visual harmony using colours in given composition;
 Understanding of scale and proportions;
 Drawing from memory through pencil sketch on themes from day to day experiences.

The Answer to each question in the 'drawing' paper will be examined by more than one examiner independently and the marks will be averaged. The primary emphasis in scoring the drawing section will be on the candidate's drawing, imagination and observation skills. The candidate's sense of proportion and perspective will also be evaluated together with sense for colour and composition.

Test on PCM and General Aptitude
There shall be 50 questions for which four options will be given. Out of the four options, only one option is correct and the correct response will yield 1.5 marks. There is no negative marking.



DRAWING TEST

Understanding of scale and proportion of objects, geometric composition, shape, building forms and elements, aesthetics, colour texture, harmony and contrast. Conceptualization and Visualization through structuring objects in memory. Drawing of patterns - both geometrical and abstract. Form transformations in 2D and 3D like union, subtraction, rotation, surfaces and volumes. Generating plan, elevation and 3D views of objects. Creating 2D and 3D compositions using given shape and forms. Perspective drawing, Sketching of urban scape and landscape, Common day-to-day life objects like furniture, equipment etc., from memory.

PHYSICS
Electrostatics- Electric charges and Fields; Electrostatic Potential and Clearance
Current Electricity: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Moving Charges and magnetism; Magnetism and Matter
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating currents- Electromagnetic Induction; Alternating Current
Optics- Ray optics and optical instruments, Wave Optics
Dual nature of radiation and Matter
Atoms and Nuclei- Atoms, Nuclei
Electronic devices- Semiconductor Electronics, Materials, Devices and Simple circuits

CHEMISTRY  Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Chemical Bonding and Molecular; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Chemical Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions; Hydrogen; s- Block Elements p -Block Elements Organic Chemistry: Some basic Principles and Techniques; Hydrocarbons; Environmental Chemistry

MATHEMATICS (Algebra, Matrices, Trigonometry, Calculus, Co-ordinate geometry, Permutation & Combination, Statistics and Probability)
GENERAL APTITUDE Objects, texture related to architecture and built environment. Interpretation of pictorial compositions, Visualizing three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawing. Visualizing different sides of 3D objects. Analytical reasoning, mental ability (visual, numerical and verbal), General awareness of national/ international architects and famous architectural creations.
Mathematical reasoning: Statements, logical operations like and, or, if and only if, implies, implied by. Understanding of tautology, converse, contradiction and contrapositive.
Sets and Relations: Idea of sets, subsets, power set, complement, union, intersection and difference of sets, Venn diagram, De Morgan's Laws, Relation and its properties. Equivalence relation — definition and elementary examples.

Qualifying marks for NATA-2020 would be based on the following rules:

1. A minimum of 32 marks out of 125 marks must be secured in Part A (approximately 25%)
2. A minimum of 18 marks out of 75 marks must be secured in Part B (approximately25% )
3. Overall qualifying marks (out of 200) would be based on post-exam statistics and at the discretion of
the Council.
A Candidate will not qualify in NATA-2020 unless he/ she satisfies all three conditions mentioned above.

Validity of NATA-2020 score:
 NATA-2020score shall be valid only for admission in the session 2020-2021.

Procedures to be followed in the Examination

1. The candidates will have to follow the time schedule as follows:
(a) Report to the Examination Center by 8.00 am
(b) Opening gate to the examination hall at 8.30 am
(c) Registration of candidate to be completed by 9.45 am
(d) Closing gate to the examination hall at 9.45 am
(e) Commencement of examination at 10.00 am
(f) Duration of examination: 10.00 am to 01.15 pm
No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after commencement of examination, i.e.
after 10.00 am

2. Candidates must bring with them:
i. Downloaded Admit Card of NATA-2020.
ii. Original Proof of Identity- Aadhar/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID.
iii. Pen, pencils, eraser, color pencils (No water/oil color or crayon). Instruments of any kind including scale are not permitted.
iv. Candidates may bring with them a cardboard or a clip board on which nothing should be written, so that they have no difficulty in taking the drawing test even if the tables provided in the examination room/hall do have smooth surface.


16:27

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14:56

Online Mock Tests For B.Arch and B.Des Exams


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The tests have been prepared according to the latest test patterns of the exams and have been created by experienced Faculty in these fields.

The tests for #NATA Examination is based on previous year's NATA actual test papers which are available in our institute.

We also have actual and sample test papers for NID, NIFT, UCEED & CEED which can be taken in our studio by taking an appointment for the tests. 

UCEED previous year's paper discussions are held every Saturday from 10.30-1.30pm . Please pre-book your session by paying Rs 1500/- ( one session of 3 hours ) by Paytm or NEFT (ask for details) and informing us (9818541252). ( We are in South Delhi)

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12:46

B.Arch and M.Arch Portfolio Making

M.Arch Portfolio Creation 

Portfolio Creation Classes for B.Arch, M.Arch, B.Des, M.Des, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Product Design Graduates / Students

Portfolios preparation help is provided for admissions into Architecture, Design  and Art schools for Undergraduate  programs abroad for Class XI & Class XII students.

We also help the students of 3rd/ 4th/ 5th year of Architecture and Interior Design to select their best work for internship and job portfolios. Further help is provided to setup and arrange the portfolio in an aesthetic manner for presentation to various organisations for job or further studies (M.Arch / M.Des)

The students are given classes as per their requirement to curate the portfolio according to the requirement of the recruiter ( internship or job) or the college (M.Arch / M.Des).




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b.arch M.Arch Portfolio Creation Designers


  • Portfolio submission is a mandatory component of the graduation process for all architecture and design courses. 
  • Creative Sciences offers a course for ‘Portfolio Creation’ which is an intensive visualisation skill based course that requires dedication and commitment on part of the student. 
  • This course aims to develop the student’s ability to communicate their ideas, thoughts and feelings about their ‘Design field’ in a visual form.
  • The Design portfolio is not simply a collection of your work. Rather, it is a personal statement of creative ability and design thinking. The portfolio is a self-presentation tool that creatively communicates your ‘Design Outlook’ and the level of development through a variety of media and skill sets. The portfolio should include a selection of design works and at-least one example of the development of design work in the area of your expertise ( architecture, interior, fashion, product, interaction etc design).
  • Please remember that there is no typical model portfolio. You must remember that the reviewer is curious to see your best work and will make decision based on the creative display.
  • You should never copy other people’s work and involve yourselves in any unethical practice  and plagiarism.
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