Space | Short Course | CAP

Sibusiso Duma, Umhlanga, 2018


1.1 Colour

1.2 Composition

1.3 Markmaking

1.4 Perspective

Short course 1:

Art Practice Basic


Module 1.5: Space


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


Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Artists or people interested in art who want to understand the important aspect of space and spatiality in art. 

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. There is quite a lot of reading to do on this module, so it can take you long to read through everything. Part of the study material is a pdf of a whole book on space.

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R400.00 VAT Incl

This module looks at spatiality in art, different cultural theories on space, spatial metaphor and the semantics of psychospace. We consider positive and negative space; closed and open space; shallow and deep space;  spatial duality; Self and Other in space; real and imagined space; space as home; urban space; and non-place.

What you will learn:

The formal aspects of space rendering in an artwork, including positive and negative space, closed and open space

How to create a more meaningful spatial component in your work

How to understand space and place in art in general

The difference between space and place, and space as an imagined place

The meaning of psychospace and how it is created and functions in art

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


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