Multi-layering | Short Course | CAP


2.1 Chance

2.2 Anatomy of a Concept

2.3 Found materials

2.5 Photomontage

Short course 2:

Art Practice Advanced


Module 2.4: Multi-layering


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

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Artists who want to deepen the content of their work and produce a 'fuller' and richer composition by using techniques such as cutting through, layers of see-through and others.

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 4 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. 

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl


This module falls into three parts: In Part 1 we consider layering techniques in paint and how to avoid a 'muddy' look in painting. In Part 2 we look at the use and purpose of layers of the same media and materials. In Part 3 we consider multi-layering with different materials, stacking and the use of transparent layers.

What you will learn:

How and why to use layering in your art

The conceptual content inherent in layering

How to layer in painting without compromising imagery and colours.

There is a practical Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.


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