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How do artists create visual effects? In order to create an artistic impression, artists select materials that allow image formation, and that lend color and size to the object created. A scientist might follow up by asking, why those materials?  What characteristics do they have that allow them to embody the artist’s intent? How durable are they?


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Trinity College

Course Curriculum

Week 1: Course Introduction
Course Introduction 00:02:00
Sensory Perception of Art 00:08:00
Closing Remarks 00:02:00
Week 2: Easel Paintings
Introduction & Painting Structure 00:03:00
Ground & Underdrawing 00:03:00
Varnish 00:02:00
Making Paints – Part 1 00:01:00
Making Paints – Part 2 00:04:00
Paint Comparison 00:02:00
Aging Factors 00:03:00
Extreme Aging 00:03:00
The Nature of Matter 00:02:00
Atomic Theory & The Periodic Table 00:06:00
Week 3: Light and Color
Introduction 00:09:00
Atomic Orbits and Energy 00:07:00
Color in Art 00:05:00
Interference and Scattering 00:08:00
Human Perception of Color 00:06:00
Refractive Index Part 1 00:08:00
Refractive Index Part 2 00:05:00
Transparent Surfaces 00:09:00
Week 4: Ceramics and Other Materials
Introduction to Ceramics 00:09:00
The Chemistry of Clay 00:06:00
Firing of Clay 00:08:00
Introduction to Glazes 00:03:00
Color in Glazes Part 1 00:06:00
Color in Glazes Part 2 00:07:00
Ceramics versus Glass 00:03:00
Introduction to Metals 00:06:00
Bronze and Alloys 00:08:00
Bronze Corrosion 00:07:00
Week 5: Age Dating
Introduction to Age Dating 00:02:00
Dendrochronology 00:06:00
Radioactivity 00:04:00
Half-life 00:06:00
Carbon-14 Dating Part 1 00:06:00
Carbon-14 Dating Part 2 00:04:00
Introduction to Thermoluminescence 00:05:00
Thermoluminscence in Practice 00:07:00
Thermoluminescence Example 00:06:00
Week 6: Art Conservation, Fakes, and Forgeries
Ulrich Birkmaier Interview Part 1 00:09:00
Ulrich Birkmaier Interview Part 2 00:08:00
Wadsworth: Marsden Hartley Project 00:02:00
Max Pechstein Study 00:09:00
Wadsworth Poppies 00:05:00
Concluding Remarks 00:02:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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