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Module 2.3: Found materials


Recognition: Certificate of Completion on completion of all 5 modules in this Short Course plus the assignments.


Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Artists who would like to experiment with the use of found materials or art lovers who would like to get more understanding of found materials. 

Course Duration: It is difficult to determine how long it will take you to complete the course. The average time to read through the tutorial material is about 3 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. 

Language: English

Course Value/Price: R600.00 VAT Incl/$35


In Part 1 a historical introduction is provided to the use of found materials, collage and assemblage in art.

In Part 2 we look at the use of found materials in art today. Race and gender located in found materials.  political and socio-cultural associations in found materials.

What you will learn:

The history of the use of collage, assemblage and  found materials;

How artists use such materials in their work;

You will gain an understanding of the methodologies of using found objects and materials in art production;

You will learn how to use undisguised, but often modified, objects or products that are not normally considered as art materials.

There is a practical Assignment for this module. It is not compulsory. 

If you are doing the Certificate, you have to complete any seven assignments in order to receive a Certificate.

2. Short Course in Art Practice Advanced  


The Short Course will equip you with an understanding of more advanced techniques and methodologies in art production. More complicated methodologies such as found materials and multi-layering are investigated. This course is strongly aimed at the acquisition of skills and knowledge in art praxis.


FIVE modules and FIVE assignments are included. The assignments are not compulsory, but if you want to receive a certificate of completion for the Short Course, you have to complete TWO assignments.

  • You will receive a report on those assignments submitted.

  • After registration you will receive a link to the study material which you have to work through. 

  • Several web links are included; please visit these and read through in order to maximise your learning experience.  



COURSE FEE:  R2800-00/$164   Enrol


Reduced course fee of R5200-00/$286 when you enrol for 2 Short Courses  Enrol

Individual Modules each: R600-00/$35 




Course material is online and not downloadable.

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