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Short Course
on
Oil Painting
A need was identified in the market for a short learning programme on oil painting that can provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to execute a high standard of oil paintings.

Purpose of the course:

The purpose of this short course is to present a part-time training platform where participants can develop the skills required to create oil paintings.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
N/A
Learning assumed to be in place: 
N/A

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

For outcome 1:

Upon successful completion of this short learning programme, participants should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • the ability to show an informed understanding of the key concepts, principles, rules and theories of oil painting as pertaining to canvas priming and preparations, various brush techniques, the use of light sources and perspectives in oil painting (Module 1) and to the conceptual development and execution of various themes and subject matter (Module 2)
  • the ability to select and apply the appropriate standard methods, procedures and/or techniques as the situation requires by choosing appropriate tools for the task and using it with well-informed and trained skills;

the ability to identify, evaluate and solve routine problems as well as new problems in the context of brush techniques, the use of light sources and perspectives in oil painting (Module 1) and conceptual development and execution of various themes and subject matter (Module 2).

Paricipants must be able to define key concepts of oil painting; discuss and apply standard principles and rules relating to oil painting practices; distinguish and critically explain different theories relating to canvas priming, various brush techniques, the use of alternate light sources and perspectives in oil painting (Module 1) and to the conceptual development of various themes and subject matter (Module 2).

For outcome 2:

 

Participants must be able to discuss, distinguish and implement appropriate standard methods, procedures and techniques in different contexts with a view to effectively use all the available tools to create oil paintings as pertaining to canvas priming, various brush techniques, the use of alternate light sources and perspectives in oil painting (Module 1) and to the conceptual development of various themes and subject matter (Module 2).

For outcome 3:

 

Participants must be able to use the knowledge they have mastered in order to solve different contextual problems as will be experienced with the selection of compositions, brush techniques, light sources, perspective angles and the conceptual development of various themes and subject matter.

 

Assessment: 
It should be noted that participants are obliged to attend at least 70% of the contact classes to successfully pass the course. Furthermore, a participant must attain an average mark of 50% for all the relevant assessments in order to pass the course. Assessment will be supervised and conducted by the course presenter (see method of assessment for breakdown of assessment). Any statement (“transcript”, letter of attendance, receipt, or any other document bearing a NWU emblem) must be treated in the same manner as a certificate – i.e. issued ONLY via the approved NWU system/route/protocol. The final assessments of this short learning programme are to be moderated.
Method of assessment: 
Five practical projects must be completed successfully, i.e. for Module 1: one portrait study, one landscape, and one still life, and for Module 2: two projects based on conceptual development of a particular theme or subject matter.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Working adults and local businesses and full-time students at NWU Potchefstroom campus.
Contact us
Name: 
Me Lindi Cameron
Telephone number: 
(018) 299 4094