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2. Short Course in Art Practice Advanced  

 

The Short Course will equip you with an understanding of more advanced techniques and methodologies in art production. More complicated methodologies such as found materials and multi-layering are investigated. This course is strongly aimed at the acquisition of skills and knowledge in art praxis.

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FIVE modules and FIVE assignments are included. The assignments are not compulsory, but if you want to receive a certificate of completion for the Short Course, you have to complete TWO assignments.

  • You will receive a report on every assignment.

  • After registration you will receive a link to the study material which you have to work through. 

  • Several web links are included; please visit these and read through in order to maximise your learning experience.  

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COURSE FEE:  R2000-00/$116 

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Reduced course fee of R3600-00/$208 when you enrol for 2 Short Courses.

Individual Modules each: R400-00/$24

 

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Course material is online and not downloadable. When you have completed the course and assignment and would like to keep the course material it is available at R300.00/$18 per module in all Short Courses and the Certificate, except for the Professional Skills Short Course; all the study material of the 5 modules are available for R500.00/$29. Contact Elfriede at elfriede.dreyer@gmail.com in this regard.

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MODULE

Surviving as

an artist

Module 2.1: Chance

 

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 get more spontaneity in their art or who have 'artist block'.

Course Duration: There is a six-month limit to do the course 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. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time. There is much experimentation included in this Module.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:
Art training involves learning techniques, procedures and certain ‘rules’. However, sometimes artists lose their spontaneity being bogged down by exactly these. This can suppress your creativity and even lead to artist’s block. In this module we look at processes to renew your creative impulses, help you overcome anxiety and experience free expression again. 


What you will learn:

How contemporary artists use chance in their work

The different processes involved in using chance in your work

The different media involved in using chance in your work

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.

Module 2.2: Anatomy of a concept

 

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

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Artists and art lovers who want to understand how concept works in art and how the formal elements of the artwork create the conceptual content of the work. 

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. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:

In this module we analyse the anatomy of a concept in art. Concept is needed to develop artist's identity and focus, as well as obtain depth in content. We consider processes and methodologies in concept development. We look at methodologies of finding a concept. 


What you will learn:

Understand the relationship between form and content

How to use mindmapping techniques to uncover associations

How to make the periphery your focus

Avoid literalness and cliché in your concept development

Module notes are included.

 

There is an 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.

Module 2.3: Found materials

 

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 would like to experiment with the use of found materials or art lovers who would like to get more understanding of found materials. 

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. 

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:

In Part 1 a historical introduction is provided to the use of found materials, collage and assemblage in art.

In Part 2 we look at the use of found materials in art today. Race and gender located in found materials.  political and socio-cultural associations in found materials.


What you will learn:

The history of the use of collage, assemblage and  found materials;

How artists use such materials in their work;

You will gain an understanding of the methodologies of using found objects and materials in art production;

You will learn how to use undisguised, but often modified, objects or products that are not normally considered as art materials.

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.

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/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:

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.

Module 2.5: Photomontage

 

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

Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Art lovers or artists who want to understand the history and process of photomontage; why and how  photomontage create conceptual associations.

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. This Module also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl/$24

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:
In this module we look at photomontage as a form of collage including photographs or photographic reproductions. It is a process of generating an original image out of other images and fragments which can be cut, layered, glued and arranged. Part 1 looks at the use of photomontage as technique in art. The origin of photomontage in 19th c. photography is traced. In Part 2 contemporary examples of photomontage are analysed. 


What you will learn:

The principles of photomontage

Why and how to use photomontage

understand the experimental possibilities of photomontage

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.