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Module 1.5: Space


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


Course Category: Level 01

Target Audience: Artists or people interested in art who want to understand the important aspect of space and spatiality in art. 

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 4 hours, but it can be longer, depending on how much time you spend on the links. There is quite a lot of reading to do on this module, so it can take you long to read through everything. Part of the study material is a pdf of a whole book on space.

Language: English

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

This module looks at spatiality in art, different cultural theories on space, spatial metaphor and the semantics of psychospace. We consider positive and negative space; closed and open space; shallow and deep space;  spatial duality; Self and Other in space; real and imagined space; space as home; urban space; and non-place.

What you will learn:

The formal aspects of space rendering in an artwork, including positive and negative space, closed and open space;

How to create a more meaningful spatial component in your work;

How to understand space and place in art in general;

The difference between space and place, and space as an imagined place;

The meaning of psychospace and how it is created and functions in art.

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.

1. Short Course in Art Practice Basic 


The Short Course will equip you with an understanding of basic formal principles in art production. Various fundamental technical and formal aspects are covered. 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 COST:  R2800-00/$164 Enrol

Reduced course cost 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.

Course material for downloading is available at R1500.00/$88 per module in all Short Courses and the Certificate. 

The study material of a Short Course consisting of 5 modules is available for R7500.00/$439.

Contact Elfriede at in this regard.

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