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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

XIX. School of Art

XIX. School of Art

First Year.

1.—Recognition, naming, and representation of all surface-forms by which regular solids are bounded. 2.—Laying out of the superficies of solids (development), and folding of the same. 3.—Carving of solids out of soft substance. 4.—The four free curves of ornamentation. 5—The drawing of these through fixed points. 6.—Color sensations produced by the mixture of pigments. 7—Projected shadows of objects. 8.—Action of Light upon solids. 9.—Pictorial representation by the students of objects at home—one each week.

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Second Year.

1.—Representation of all the measures of solids by plan drawing. 2.—Plane-cuts through them (sections). 3.—The most important problems of geometric construction. 4.—Representation of projecting and inverted surfaces by gradations of light, in light, shade and shadows. 5.—The finishing forms of architecture. 6.—Sur-face-decoration. 7.—Manifestations of the law of symmetry. 8—The laws of the beautiful. 9.—Pictorial representation of objects at home—one each week.

Third Year.

1.—The vanishing points and lines of perspective. 2.—The various means employed for reproducing or multiplying a unit of ornament. 3.—Application of design. 5.—Style in ornament. 6—Orders of Greek architecture. 7.—Gothic tracery. 8.—Anomalous vagaries harmonized by art. 9—The line, considered as the only means for the portrayal of motion and emotion. 10.—Pictorial representation of objects at home—one per week.

The expenses incident to this study are:
1. Drawing-book 10 cents.
2. Package practice paper, per 20 sheets. 10 cents.
3. No. 4 pencil (Anchor 5 cents, Faber 10 cents). 5 cents.
4. Three cakes of water-colors 60 cents.
5. One box instruments 50 cents.
6. Three brushes 15 cents.
7. Manual, Linear drawing No. II 75 cents.
Total 82.25

The book and paper will, when properly used, last one year; the water-colors from two to three years.


It may be well to repeat a few statements made in the last Report, for general information:

"Every student that is qualified to enter upon the University course—whether he bring to the work of the Art Department a conscious predilection (natural talent) or not—will make a progress in the study of Form and Art, that is fully commensurate with his efforts." The most faithful student in this as in any branch of study, will ever achieve the best results.

By the supply of moveable blackboards, blackboard compasses and straightedges, this Department has been enabled to give the students of the Normal Department special training in blackboard work.

The Engineering students received a course of instruction in Lettering, by which they have become competent critics in that subject. They have also been given practice in the use of instruments and the drawing of curves (free-hand) through fixed points, and general instructions in the use of pigments, of all of which they are now prepared to make intelligent application.

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The assistance which this Department is now giving the classes in Botany in verifying their weekly lessons, every Saturday in the Green-house is highly appreciated by the students and their Professor. Drawing, in connection with this, as with other scientific pursuits, cannot be over-estimated, as nowhere does the utterance of Peter Paul Rubens: "To see, to understand, to remember—is to know," more pertinently apply.

The number of students in attendance in the Art Department during the present year was 179, exclusive of the classes in Botany.

Respectfully submitted,

Conrad Diehl

, Professor of Art.