PO103 Compose Original Art

With Tannis Trydal

7 weeks   Technical 6   Open 2

In this course you will be shown how to take a simple thought or idea, through a planning stage then finally into a completed artwork. This process can also be adapted and used to produce private or corporate commissioned artworks. To achieve this goal, we will be looking at various ways that ideas for subject matter are formed, begin to study the rules of composition using pencil and paper, then you will get to show up at the canvas to paint original artworks in the later part of the course.

Study of units 1,2, 3 and 5 of the 'Draw and Paint in Your Pyjamas' art course, is recommended prior to beginning this course if you are an absolute beginner to drawing or painting. If you haven’t studied these units you are more than welcome to enter this course if you feel you have a good understanding of outline drawing, the theory of light and shade, perspective knowledge and proportion skills as well as acrylic painting experience. If you would like a second opinion on your skill level please contact Cindy for advice before you enrol into this course.

You will need to set aside a minimum of 2 to 4 hours per week and possibly more in the final two weeks of the course.

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On completion of this course you will receive a grade for your final project piece. The grade is awarded based upon the your ability to fulfil the grading criteria set out at the beginning of the course.

Certificate of Completion

This course is the third of six units that form a complete course in the fundamental principles of art for the beginner.

Every student who completes all six courses will be awarded a Certificate Of Completion. The Certificate will contain Cindy Wider's original signature along with your instructors signature and will be sent by post to students anywhere in the world free of charge.

The Certificate Of Completion will be accompanied by a list of the subjects studied by the student with the grade achieved for each area of study included alongside.

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