PAINTING AND DECORATING

WAEC SYLLABUS ON PAINTING AND DECORATING

PREAMBLE:

The syllabus is intended to provide the basis for the assessment of candidates’ knowledge andskills in Painting and Decorating. It will also provide the standard for evaluating the scope ofcandidates’ understanding on the socio-economic potentials in Painting and Decorating.

AIM AND OBJECTIVES

The examination will test candidates:
1. knowledge of types of Painting compositions;
2. skill in Painting and Decorating;
3. level of understanding of modern trends in Painting and Decorating;
4. knowledge in the ways of applying Painting and Decorative arts to contemporaryenvironments;
5. level of aesthetic awareness;
6. knowledge of job and wealth creation through Painting and Decorating.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

There will be three Papers, 1, 2 and 3, all of which must be taken.
Papers 1 & 2 will be a composite paper to be taken in 3 hours.

PAPER 1:

This will contain forty (40) multiple choice (Objective) questions to be taken in1 hour for 40 marks. The questions will be drawn from all the topics in thesyllabus.

PAPER 2:

This will contain six (6) essay-type questions from which candidates will berequired to answer four (4) in 2 hours for 60 marks.

PAPER 3:

This practical paper is called Decorative Painting and consists of 2 (two)alternative tasks from which candidates will attempt one only. The paper willlast for 3 (three) hours and carry 100 marks. The question paper /requirements for this paper shall be made available to candidates at leasttwo weeks before the date of the examination. This is to give candidatesample time for preparation. However, the execution of the work shall becarried out under WAEC supervision in the examination hall.


DETAILED SYLLABUS

1. INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

(a) Meaning of pictorial and decorative painting.
(b) Differences between pictorial and decorative paintings.
(c) Tools and equipment in decorative and pictorial paintings.
(d) Elements and Principles of design.
(e) Functions of pictorial and decorative painting.

2. COLOUR THEORY

(a) Meaning of colour.
(b) Classes of colour (primary, secondary and tertiary).
(c) Properties of Colour (hues, tones and intensity).
(d) Colour schemes (analogous, complementary and monochromes).
(e) Improvisation of colours from local sources.

3. TECHNIQUES IN PAINTING

(i) Techniques in pictorial Painting

(a) Dry painting
(b) Wet painting
(c) Glazing
(d) Impasto
(e) Fresco
(f) Tempera

(ii) Techniques in decorative Painting

a. Flat painting
b. Rag rolling
c. Scumbling or Combing
d. Spraying
e. Mural
f. Mosaic

4. TYPES AND FUNCTIONS OF PICTORIAL PAINTING

(a) (i) Still life Painting
(ii) Nature Painting
(iii) Figure / Life Painting
(b) Differences between observatory and imaginative paintingcompositions.
(c) Functions of pictorial paintings.

5. TYPES AND FUNCTIONS OF DECORATIVE PAINTING

(a) Body decoration

(i) Meaning of body decoration.
(ii) Differences between traditional and modern body decorations.
(iii) Motifs and designs for body decoration.
(iv) Materials used for body decoration
(v) Functions and importance of body decorations.

(b) Wall Decoration

(i) Meaning of wall / interior decoration.
(ii) Differences between traditional and modern wall decorations.
(iii) Motifs, patterns and designs for wall decoration.
(iv) Materials used for wall decoration
(v) Functions and importance of wall decorations.

6. PERSPECTIVE

(a) Meaning of Perspective
(b) Types of perspective
(c) The importance of perspective in pictorial painting composition.

7. PROSPECTS IN PAINTING

(a) The socio-economic value of pictorial and decorative painting.
(b) Careers in pictorial and decorative painting.

8. COSTING / MARKETING OF PAINTINGS

(a) Costing of pictorial and decorative painting based on:

(i) Location and size of work
(ii) Materials / equipment involved
(iii) Time invested.
(iv) Quantity and quality

(b) Exhibition of Paintings:

(i) Planning / Processes
(ii) Funding

(c) Marketing of Painting

(i) Pricing
(ii) Negotiation
(iii) Communication (advertising/publicity)
(iv) Outlets for marketing
(v) Selling.

DECORATIVE PAINTING

This paper will seek to evaluate candidate’s ability on the creation of aesthetic environmentsand it will consist of two questions from which candidates shall attempt one only. The workscan be rendered in either poster colours or acrylic colours etc.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

S/NBOOKAUTHORPUBLISHER

1.

Painting and Decorating- AnInformation Manual.

A. Fulker, Bill Stewartand D, Tikkle and J.Windsor.

2.

Painting and Decorating Science

A. Fulker, Bill Stewartand D, Tikkle and J.Windsor.

3.

The Complete Guide to Paintingand Decorating

Editors of CreativePublishing

Creative PublishingLtd.

4.

Dictionary of Painting andDecorating

J. H. Goodier

Charles Griffin &Company Ltd.

5.

Painting and Decorating

J. H. Goodier

Lubrecht & CramerLtd;

6.

The Modern Painter and Decorator

Arthur SeymourJennings

Caxton PublishingCompany

7.

Handbook of Painting andDecorating Products

Albert Beckly

Granada PublishingLtd.

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