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3. Short Course in Professional Art Practice

 

The Short Course in Professional Skills can only be done as ONE unit, that is, comprising all FIVE Modules.

The course includes ONE Assignment.

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The Professional Skills Short Course will equip you with an understanding of how fundamental design principles are applicable in the context of art installation. Various aspects such as balance contrast and focal point are discussed. These aspects are applied to the exhibition installation techniques. Guidance is provided on the framing and mounting of artworks, and you are equipped with the correct international methodology in creating a label for your artwork. You will be guided as to how to write an artist bio and artist statement. This course is strongly aimed at the acquisition of professional skills.

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  • You will receive a report on the 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:  R1000-00/$70 

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Course material is online and not downloadable.

Course material for downloading is available at R400.00/$30 per module in all Short Courses and the Certificate. 

The study material of a Short Course consisting of 5 modules is available for R1500.00/$102.

Contact Elfriede at elfriede.dreyer@gmail.com in this regard.

Module 3.1: Art Presentation

 

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, curator, gallerists or artists who want to understand how to present artworks for exhibition, including framing and mounting and installation options for sculpture, and multimedia works.

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 2 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Short Course also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

There is no individual cost per module; the Short Course is done in its entirety consisting of five modules.

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:

In this module the presentation of 2D, 3D, moving imagery and installations is considered. Framing and mounting of 2 D work are covered; the different options in presenting sculpture; what an installation in both an interior and an exterior venue entails; and the presentation of video productions and other moving imagery. We will consider white cube, black cube and no cube options.


What you will learn:

You will gain a good understanding of exhibition presentation standards.

You will acquire insight into the relationship of 2D artwork to its frame and mounting.

You will acquire knowledge about the presentation of sculpture, plinths, heights and the role of colour here.

You will gain an understanding of multimedia presentation and its idiosyncrasies.

There is one Assignment for the whole Short Course.

Module 3.3: Exhibition Installation Techniques

 

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, curator, gallerists or artists who want to understand how to create identity with the installation of an art exhibition, and how to position artworks to show them at their best.

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 2 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Short Course also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

  
MODULE  DESCRIPTION:
In this module we look at how to create identity in an exhibition and consider various critical factors such as the character of the venue in the installation of an art exhibition. Aspects such as audience, height, spacing, variation, grouping and architecture are discussed.


What you will learn:

You will gain a good understanding of exhibition installation techniques.

You will acquire insight into the role of architecture in installation.

You will acquire knowledge of positioning and placement techniques

There is one Assignment for the whole Short Course. 

Module 3.4: The Exhibition Proposal

 

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, curator, gallerists or artists who want to understand the format of an exhibition proposal and what it should contain. Also, to understand marketing strategies and niches.

 

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 2 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Short Course also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

 

Language: English

  
MODULE  DESCRIPTION:
This module guides you to methodologies of marketing and how to compile an exhibition proposal for presentation to a gallerist or curator.  It deals with the what, where, when, what, how of an exhibition proposal. We look at art industry standards for the compilation of an artist bio and an artist statement. 


What you will learn:

You will gain a good understanding of the required way to approach a gallerist or curator with a proposal for exhibition of your work.

You will acquire insight into how to build an artist network.

You will acquire knowledge of marketing strategies.

You will acquire skills in compiling an artist bio and an artist statement. 

There is one Assignment for the whole Short Course. 

Module 3.5: Captions and Titles

 

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, curator, gallerists or artists who want to correctly caption artworks, as well as to understand the character of a title for an artwork.

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 1 hour, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. This Short Course also has an assignment  to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.

Language: English

There is no individual cost per module; the Short Course is done in its entirety consisting of five modules.

Value/Price: R1000.00 VAT Incl/$58 for the entire Short Course in Professional Skills.

  
MODULE DESCRIPTION:

In this module we look at standard international practice with regard to the compilation of titles for artworks, as well as  the correct way to caption an artwork. We consider the success factors of titles.


What you will learn:

You will gain a good understanding of correct captioning.

You will acquire insight into the power and impact of an appropriate title and how it can add a different layer of meaning to an artwork. 

There is one Assignment for the whole Short Course.