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Short Learning Programme
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Acrylic Painting
A need was identified in the market for a short learning programme in painting that can provide participants with the basic skills and knowledge to execute a high standard of acrylic 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 acrylic 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:

  • the ability to show an informed understanding of the key concepts, principles, rules and theories of acrylic painting as pertaining to canvas priming and preparations, various brush techniques and techniques based on the use of alternative tools, the use of light sources and perspectives in acrylic 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 and techniques based on the use of alternative tools, the use of light sources and perspectives in acrylic 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 acrylic painting; discuss and apply standard principles and rules relating to acrylic painting practices; distinguish and critically explain different theories relating to canvas priming, various brush techniques and the use of alternative tools, the use of alternate light sources and perspectives in acrylic 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 acrylic paintings as pertaining to canvas priming, various brush techniques, the use of alternate light sources and perspectives in acrylic 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, techniques based on the use of alternative tools, 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 landscape, one still life, and one project based on the use of an alternative painting tool; 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 at local businesses and full-time students at NWU Potchefstroom campus.
Contact us
Name: 
Me Lindi Cameron
Telephone number: 
(018) 299 4094