Fine Art Certificate

Syllabus

Fine Art Certificate

Art theory practical:

 

Drawing & Painting

The aim of this subject is to teach individuals to draw and paint and feel confident in using these skills to express themselves.  Learners will gain experience in the various elements of fine art such as  line, shape and the use of positive and negative space.  Learners will learn about tonal range and value, and how to model light and dark tones, how to set up a "still-life", choose good compositions using a viewfinder, and the relevance of perspective, and space within a composition. 

The course is divided adequately to show and describe the processes of creating technique in mediums such as pencil, charcoal, ink, and pen and paint.  With monochromatic (single colour) materials one will learn how to create contrast and form.  Progression through the modules will explore the techniques of colour making use of paints and colour pencils.

By the end of this subject learners will be able to draw and paint confidently using different techniques, be able to render the values of the objects being drawn or painted, choose a composition showing perspective, contrast and space, effectively mix and apply colour using different colour materials and techniques.

Sculpture

We explore the art of sculpture introducing learners to various techniques such as carving, modeling and constructing out of modern materials. Learners experiment with a variety of materials such as ceramic clay, polymer clay, woods, metals, stone and other materials.

Contextual studies:

Learners are introduced to the time-line of art history. Focusing on the history and development of art technique beginning from Prehistoric art through the Renaissance and continuing into the Post-modern era, students will learn the effects of each era on society and the changes art incurred.  Learners will have the opportunity to learn about the context of design art in history, the way the art culture survived when technology emerged, the way history shaped the future of design and the way art and design causes societal change. 

Photography:

Learners are taken from no skill behind the camera to a professional level within a few weeks and will discover the many theoretic and technical elements that are required to produce the worlds finest art photography. From lighting techniques to post-editing using Adobe Photoshop (free trial software) learners will discover the art of photography and develop the skill that seperates amatuers from a pros.

Creative Writing:

Learners acquire fundamental skills in creative writing by starting with poems and progressing to short stories. The program also teaches technical issues such as editing, structural techniques, genres, random idea generating or writer's block and unblocking.