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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

Syllabus of Subjects of Examination

Syllabus of Subjects of Examination.

a. Feehand.—Candidates will be required to enlarge an outline drawing of symmetrical ornament, without the aid of any kind of mechanical means of execution, such as ruling, &c., or the use of any thing but pencil, paper, and indiarubber.

b. Geometry.—Plane—The use of scales, instruments, &c. Construction of figures from given angles, sides, diagonals and diameters; tangential inscribed and circumscribed figures. Proportionals and areas. Pattern drawing and simple tracery. Solid—Plans, elevations and sections of elementary solids in simple positions, projection of plane figures.

The instruments required are a plane scale of inches divided into eighths, pencil compasses, set squares and T square, an H pencil and indiarubber.

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c. Perspective.—Students will be required to show a knowledge of the use of vanishing and measuring points used in horizontal planes, and to represent simple solids or objects on the ground plane in any position.

Instruments required similar to those for geometry.

d. Model.—The exercise in this subject consists of drawing from a group of three or more geometrical models and simple vases, single objects of household furniture or domestic utensils of well defined form. Candidates are expected to show a knowledge of the effect of perspective in modifying the appearance of the models, and may estimate their apparent relative size by holding the pencil between the eye and the objects. No ruling or use of instruments is allowed in working this exercise.

e. Blackboard.—This exercise is intended to test the candidates' power to use, in aid of their general teaching, the skill which they have obtained in drawing. In addition to facility in the use of chalk and the blackboard, it is required that they should be able to give a fair representation of the form of any familiar object. Candidates will therefore be required to draw from memory one of three or four objects of ordinary household furniture to be named by the examiner. Candidates will also be required to draw Roman or Italic letters about nine inches high.

Fifteen minutes are allowed for this exercise.

One hour and a half is allowed for working the exercises in freehand drawing and perspective, and one hour for geometry and model drawing.

David Blair, Master.

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