CBSE Class 10 Painting Syllabus 2022-23

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CBSE Class 10 Painting Syllabus 2022-23 includes Fundamentals of Visual Arts (The Elements and Principals), Methods and Materials of Painting etc for the session 2022 – 2023. Here is the detailed syllabus. To download class 10 Painting CBSE latest sample question papers for the 2023 exams, please install the myCBSEguide App which is the best mobile app for CBSE students. The myCBSEguide app not only provides you the CBSE class 10 Painting model question papers but it also provides class 10 Painting chapter-wise test papers, class 10 Painting best revision notes and other study material for class 10 Painting students.

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CBSE Class – 10
Painting (Code No. 049)
Syllabus (2022-23)

Time allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 30

UNIT- I : Fundamentals of Visual Arts 10 Marks (The Elements and Principals)
UNIT-II : Methods and Materials of Painting 10 Marks

Understanding and appropriate use of:

  1. ​Tools
  2. Painting Materials – Poster Colours, Water Colours, Oil Pastels and Pencils

UNIT-III: Story of Indian Art 10 Marks

  1. Appreciation of Indian Art covering selected paintings, sculptures and architectural glimpses.
    1. Paintings
      1. Bodhisattava Padmapani (Ajanta)
    2. Sculpture
      1. Ashokan Lion capital (Mauryan Period)
    3. Architecture
      1. Kailashnatha Temple, (Ellora, Maharashtra)
  2. Indian Folk Art – Paintings: Madhubani and Warli


Time allowed: 3 hours
Maximum Marks: 70
External Assessment for Practical 50 marks

Painting from Memory – Simple composition in water/poster/pastel colours on given subjects based on sketching from life and nature. It may also be in abstract/semi-abstract/folk art forms.

a)Compositional-arrangement including emphasis on the subject15 marks
b)Treatment of media with an appropriate colour scheme15 marks
c)Originality and creativity10 marks
d)Overall impression10 marks

Internal Assessment : 20 marks

It includes;

  1. Periodic Tests – there will be three periodic tests in a year, out which the best two will be assessed. 10 marks
  2. Project work – Portfolio will consist of 10 best work of colour sketches, Painting compositions in water colors, poster colors, oil pastels and in pencil colors done during the year. 10 marks

Suggested Teaching Learning Strategies – X:

  1. Starting with simple composition based on nature such as landscapes, seascapes, compositions to show seasons, moods of nature etc. from life or from imagination. Students should be exposed to relevant work of art by masters.
  2. Figurative and abstract compositions from imagination of ones own experiences
  3. Compositions based on any one folk painting style of India.
  4. Encourage students to explore regional methods and materials of painting, wall paintings, murals etc).
  5. Field visits to Art Galleries, Museum(s), National Bal Bhawan /similar institutions, Artist studios, Artisan workshops etc.
  6. Teacher must tell story of Indian Art in a story telling manner. This can also be audio/video recorded and shared with students.
  7. Display of reproductions of master’s work in school corridors.
  8. Organise interactions with Artists and Artisans in the school and otherwise.
  9. Sketches from Life and Nature in pencil and ink should be encouraged as a routine.
  10. Protect work can be given in a team of two for better results. Some ideas for the project can be; collection of ‘Images of heritage crafts of my state’, ‘Types of trees flora and fauna found in my village/town/city’, ‘Celebration of festivals’, ‘Games we like to play’, ‘Historical Sites’etc. Project can consist of 5 compositions on the selected topic.
  11. Encourage students to display their work in school. Help them organise painting exhibition(s) etc.

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