Colour | Short Course | CAP


1.2 Composition

1.3 Markmaking

1.4 Perspective

1.5 Space

Short course 1:

Art Practice Basic


Module 1.1: Colour


Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.


Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: For art lovers or artists who want to learn more about colour theory in art; about how the right colour relationships can improve the quality of the artwork; how to implement effective colour relationships; and colour psychology. 

Course Duration: There is a one-month limit to do the courses after registration. It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 3 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time. 

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl

This module investigates colour as a fundamental formal element in the making of an artwork. The Newton colour wheel is considered, as well as colour theory, colour terminology and mythology. Application of these aspects is done in older and contemporary artworks.

What you will learn:

Colour theory, the colour wheel, families of colour, context, contrast 
Mythology of colour, conceptual colour


Work through Notes on colour.

There is an Assignment for this module. The Assignment is practical and should take about 1 day.


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