This course is primarily for people who want to extend their creative horizons. Even those who have no painting skills and have little knowledge of photography can learn this craft. It does not, however, preclude those who already possess photography or painting skills. Imagination and ingenuity are the chief requisites for creating beautiful images - images that use techniques described in unpretentious prose along with easy to follow diagrams and instructions.
Throughout, no sophisticated photographic equipment is required. Like any craft, whether a person can use these skills professionally is dependent upon the prowess of the artist. The course describes how to create beautiful miniatures and portraits as well images both surreal and abstract.
Through art one learns the meaning of life. (Ernst Kris, psychoanalyst.)
- Learning to paint a print, discovering shapes, images from unlikely materials.
- Portraiture: Different ways of painting faces, the self-portrait, miniatures.
- Using the light from a slide projector to photograph images and create special effects, abstract images, mosaics.
- The darkroom, special effects, the collage.
- Preparing a portfolio, the market place, summary.
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 90 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Art of Combining Photography and Painting Certificate
Art of Combining Photography and Painting Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.