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How did the old masters from both East and West create their paintings? The short course explores the content and context of these fascinating and beautiful artworks. You will delve deep into each art form and examine it from different angles.
You will learn how traditional artworks were created using the materials available in their times. You will explore everything from Western Medieval illuminations to Chinese ink paintings and interpret the relationship between words and image. With your tutor, you will identify and analyse various techniques, including gilding and calligraphy.
You will be introduced to techniques in weekly online classes and set assignments to complete during the week. You will discuss these ideas in class together with your tutor and build up a holistic picture of traditional painting techniques.
At the end of the course you will have a foundational knowledge of traditional and historic painting techniques which you can employ when looking at real-life examples in museums and galleries worldwide. You could apply your knowledge to any career in the arts or to further study in fine art, art history or art theory.
By the end of the course you will have;
Who is Art Theory for Traditional Painting Online Short Course for?
This course is perfect for anyone working in the arts including professional artists, illustrators, designers, antiquarians, historians and librarians. It is also ideal for students and anyone who wants to learn about different painting cultures and increase their knowledge and appreciation of different art forms.
All our Online Short Courses include:
Please note that all courses are taught in UK time.
Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.
To take part in the Online sessions you will need: