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This module investigates colour as a fundamental formal element in the making of an artwork. The Newton colour wheel is considered, as well as colour theory, colour terminology and mythology. Application of these aspects is done in older and contemporary artworks.




Target Audience: For art lovers or artists who want to learn more about colour theory in art; about how the right colour relationships can improve the quality of the artwork; how to implement effective colour relationships; and colour psychology.




This Module forms part of the Art Practice Basic Short Course that includes ​FIVE Modules. There is an Assignment for every Module but they are not compulsory. 




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




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. This Module also has an assignment to complete, which takes a variable amount on time.




Language: English


1.1 CAP Module in Colour, R600

  • What you will learn:

    Colour theory, the colour wheel, families of colour, context, contrast 
    Mythology of colour, conceptual colour.

    Work through Notes on colour.

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