CDS-317                                 Craft Documentation/Seminar-       (3+0)3

The students are introduced to the textile crafts methods of surface treatments. By creating designs from historical ethnic pieces, printing etc. they get their first exposure to the possibilities of design through historical heritage of textile designing. Emphasis is on texture, color and above all skill.

Course Objectives

The aim of this module is to introduce students with diversity of textile production and consumption. It is also to assist them in their project development through introducing various resources.

Course Contents

  • History of craft
  • Value of craft in a culture
  • Crafts of Pakistan and their symbolic importance
  • Tours & visits
  • Seminar as group project

Art & Craft Reference Books

  1. The Art Nouveau Style Book of Alphonse Mucha (Paperback)
  1. Rackham's Fairy Tale Illustrations (Paperback)

Arthur Rackham

  1. Arabian Nights Illustrated: Art of Dulac, Folkard, Parrish and Others (Paperback)

by Jeff A. Menges 

  • Mid exam: 15
  • Sessional: 15
  • Final exam: 45
  • Practical :    25
  • Course Assessments: The student has / has not:
  • There will be lectures of important content about 30 minutes – at the beginning of many classes.
  • Some lecture time will be used for critique, discussion of required reading or educational video shown, student’s presentation, and demonstration of various painting materials.
  • Required class assignments will be started in class and may be completed outside-of-class.  Additional out-of-class assignments, research and homework, may take approximately six hours per week and should be turned in for grading.
  • Students are expected to keep, and turn in for evaluation, a sketchbook for sketching, thumbnail sketching, planning, idea drafting and note.
  • Evaluation & Assessment:
  • Critiques at regular intervals (Please be aware that we will have class critiques in which Lecture Topic is shared and discussed.
  • Late assignments:

Assignments not submitted on the designated due date will be considered late.  Assignments grades will decrease by one full grade for each class the project is late. Assignments will not be accepted if missed due to an unexcused absence.

You will be responsible for:

  • Assigned homework with process work and specific schedules.
  • There will be Painting Projects. They are based on following directions given via this blog and in classroom demonstrations.
  • Marks will not be increase on behalf of any illegal action.
  • Class attendance policy:

All students must attend class regularly to gain maximum from the instructor. Each Class bear its own importance, the thing once taught will never repeated. Every day brings a new experience that helps to flourish you. Attendance is mandatory.  Arriving to class late and/or leaving early three times will count as one unexcused absence. To avoid unexcused absences, please consult with me before you miss class.

Course Material

  • History of craft
  • Value of craft in a culture
  • Crafts of Pakistan and their symbolic importance
  • Tours & visits
  • Seminar as group project




Course Material