The Art of Drawing and Painting

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Course Date: 11 August 2014 to 09 September 2014

Price: free

Course Summary

Through discussions and visual demonstrations, you will learn how art has been expressed through history, the basics of colour theory, and how to draw and paint flat images and perspectives. Further, you will be able to understand the principles and styles of assimilating visual compositions. You will produce paintings and collages influenced by famous school of arts and painters such as Pointillism, Cubism, De Stijl, Surrealism, and Constructivism. This course is open to everyone who wants to try. It will provoke your sense of creativity and allow you to express yourself in a way that fits within your skill level.

Course Instructors

Jusri Eldin Devries

Jusri Devries is an Associate Professor of Interior Design in Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates. Jusri has a wealth of academic and professional experience in fine arts, interior architecture, and furniture design. He has practised and taught these areas in North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Jusri is a strong advocate of multi-disciplinary approaches to art and design education. For years, he has been promoting teaching visual art to everyone who wants to learn it.

Course Description

What's it about?

Through discussions and visual demonstrations, you will learn how art has been expressed through history, the basics of colour theory, and how to draw and paint flat images and perspectives.

Through discussions and visual demonstrations, you will learn how art has been expressed through history, the basics of colour theory, and how to draw and paint flat images and perspectives. Further, you will be able to understand the principles and styles of assimilating visual compositions. You will produce paintings and collages influenced by famous school of arts and painters such as Pointillism, Cubism, De Stijl, Surrealism, and Constructivism. This course is open to everyone who wants to try. It will provoke your sense of creativity and allow you to express yourself in a way that fits within your skill level.

What's involved?

Module 1Basic Colouring
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment11 Aug - 17 Aug
Module 2Creating Backgrounds
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment18 Aug - 24 Aug
Module 3Creating Foregrounds
9 videos, 8 quizzes, 1 assessment25 Aug - 31 Aug
Module 4Painting in Style
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment1 Sep - 7 Sep

What will I learn?

  • Art expression through the ages
  • Colour theory and mixing
  • Basic perspectives and illusion
  • Grouping, proximity and closure
  • Rule of thirds and framing
  • How to create an illusion through shapes and collages
  • Visual balances
  • How to effectively achieve contrast, harmony, dominance, and unity
  • Different styles of art and how to construct them

 

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 4 hours 02 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

 

Where to from here?

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Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Art and Design
  • Interior Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Visual Communications
  • Artist

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