Markmaking | Short Course | CAP


1.1 Colour

1.2 Composition

1.4 Perspective

1.5 Space

Short course 1:

Art Practice Basic


Module 1.3: Markmaking


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 the role, impact and meaning of different kinds of marks and brushstrokes in art practice. 

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

In this module we look at markmaking as a fundamental formal element of an artwork. Different kinds of marks are investigated in terms of how they generate meaning and conceptual association. We consider expressive markmaking, angular marks, juxtaposition, doodling and writing as 'mark' in art. 

What you will learn:

Different kinds of marks and their meaning

How to generate mood and content through markmaking

The value of doodling as a free form of markmaking 


Work through Notes on markmaking.

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


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