Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Arts & Design
Function : General
Trainer name : Mr Gordon Reavley
Starts on : 22nd Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
In this course you will learn about the qualities that make up a picture including composition, space, form, tone and colour, why each element is important, and how they relate to each other to create the aesthetic appearance of the image. You will also learn to understand the importance of subject matter, original function and setting of a picture in appreciating its visual meaning.
Teaching and learning will be through guided reading and by interaction and question and answer sessions to promote visual understanding through appreciation of a series of paintings from the fifteenth century to the present day. A key element of the course is art criticism where you will take part in guided viewings of paintings and then have the opportunity to put your new visual vocabulary into practice working on tasks with your fellow students.
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following paperback book:
The areas you will cover in this course are:
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