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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

Stages of Instruction

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Stages of Instruction.

Stage I.—Elementary Linear Drawing, By the aid of instruments.

a.Plane Geometry.
b.Solid Geometry.
c.Perspective, Parallel and Angular.

Stage II.—Advanced Linear Drawing, by the aid of instruments.

a.Practical applications of Plane Geometry.
b.Applied Descriptive and Solid Geometry.
c.Perspective; Oblique, Shadows, Reflections.

Stage III.—Models, Freehand Drawing and Shading.

a.Outline drawing from flat examples or copies.
b.Outline drawing from the "round" or nature.
c.Shaded drawing from, the "flat" in chalk or monochrome.
d.Shaded drawing from the "round" or solid forms in chalk or monochrome.
e.Time sketching and sketching from memory.

Stage IV.—Ornament, Freehand Drawing and Shading.

a.Outline drawing from the flat.
b.Outline drawing from "round" or solid forms.
c.Shaded drawing from the "flat" in chalk or monochrome.
d.Shaded drawing from the "round" in chalk or monochrome.
e.Time studies drawn or shaded.
f.Studies illustrating the History of Ornament, Ancient and Modern.

Stage V.—Botanical Drawing. Flower Painting.

a.Outline from the flat.
b.Outline from nature.
c.Painting from the flat in oil or water-colours.
d.Painting from nature in oil or water-colours without backgrounds.
e.Groups drawn or painted as studies of composition.
f.Botanical analysis and plant form.
g.Time studies.
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Stage IV.—Landscape. Still-Life, etc.

a.Studies from the flat in pencil, chalk or monochrome.
b.Studies from colour.
c.Studies from nature in pencil, chalk or monochrome.
d.Studies from colour.
e.Studies of drapery drawn or painted from nature.
f.Groups of still-life and landscape as studies of composition.
g.Time sketches.

Stage VII.—The Human Figure.

a.Outline from the flat.
b.Shading from the flat in chalk or monochrome.
c.Details of the figure outlined from the cast.
d.Outline drawing of the whole figure from the Antique.
e.Shaded drawing of heads, hands, feet, &c., from the cast, in chalk or monochrome.
f.Whole figure from the Antique shaded in chalk or monochrome.
g.Anatomical studies:—the hones and muscles.
h.Shaded drawing in chalk, from the living model.
i.Studies of heads from the life in chalk or colour.
k.Painting, in oil or water-colour, from the living model, nude or draped.
l.Time sketching.
m.Figure composition.

Stage VIII.—Drawing and Painting Animal Forms.

a.Dra wing from the fiat in outline or shaded.
b.Painting from the fiat in oil or water-colours.
c.Anatomical studies.
d.Drawing and shading from the cast or nature.
e.Painting from nature in oil or water-colours.
f.Time sketching.

Stage IX.—Modelling. Ornament, Flowers, etc.

a.From casts.
b.From drawings.
c.From nature.
d.Time studies.

Stage X.—Modelling, the Human Figure and Animals.

a.From casts.
b.From drawings.
c.From nature, nude or draped.
d.Time studies.
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Stage XI.—Design.

a.Botanical studies treated ornamentally.
b.Ornamental design as applied to industrial art (furniture, &c.)
c.Ornamental arrangements to fill given spaces in colour or modelled (carpets, tiles, cornices, pilasters, ceilings, &c.)
d.The human figure and animal forms applied to design, in colour or modelled.

Stage XII.—Machine Construction and Drawing.

a.From flat examples.
b.From lectures (working and finished drawings).
c.From actual measurement.
d.Original designs for machinery.

Stage XIII.—Building Construction and drawing—Architecture.

a.From flat examples.
b.From lectures, (working and finished drawings).
c.From actual measurement.
d.Original design, (public buildings).
e.Studies from lectures illustrating the history of architecture, Ancient and Modern.

Stage XIV.—Drawing on Wood (Wood Engraving).

a.Line drawing in pencil.
b.Black and white drawing in tint.

Stage XV.—Drawing on Stone, (Lithography).

a.Outline drawing with the brush.
b.Drawing in chalk.
c.Drawing with chalk and ink.