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    Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
    EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

    Course Overview

    The study of the still-life or still-life painting is the depiction of inanimate objects, focusing on their qualities of form, texture, composition, and colour. If you want to learn and understand the art of still life painting, Swayam’s OVAL-005: Study from Still Life course will help you gain in-depth knowledge about the elements and principles of the subject. 

    The OVAL-005: Study of Still Life programme is a diploma course which is designed to teach the basic principles of still-life painting and the elements of the art-form to learners. The course can be completed in approximately 12 weeks and is taught by a top instructor from IGNOU. You will learn the subject using various audio-video multimedia and state-of-the-art technology to give you an enriching learning experience.

    The OVAL-005: Study from Still Life course by Swayam is an online course. The programme offers video lectures and specially prepared reading material that can be downloaded or printed by the candidate. The course is currently ongoing, and you can enrol in the course to begin learning with the other students.

    The Highlights

    • Online course
    • Offered by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
    • Video lectures
    • Downloadable reading material 
    • Industry-expert instructor
    • Weekly assignments
    • Holds three course credits
    • 12-weeks course
    • Diploma course

    Program Offerings

    • Online Course
    • video lectures
    • assignments
    • Downloadable course material
    • Dedicated Discussion Forums

    Courses and Certificate fees

    Certificate Availability

    You can access the Swayam OVAL-005: Study from Still-Life course completely free of cost. All video lectures, self-assessment tests and quizzes, study material, and readings will be available to the candidate for free once they register in the programme.

    What you will learn

    Artistic abilitySketching ability

    Candidates will be adept in the following after completing the OVAL-005: Study from Still-Life course from Swayam:

    • Understanding of the shape and form of the objects
    • Understanding of the principles of still-life and dimensions with the tone, texture, and more
    • The elements of a still life composition
    • Principle of natural and artificial objects
    • Sketching and drawing and use of line, tone and shading

    Who it is for

    This course is intended for the following candidates:

    • Students who are pursuing art.
    • Candidates seeking in-depth knowledge about still life.
    • Professional artists or painters are willing to learn more about the principles and elements of still-life painting and gain certification to improve their credentials.

    Admission Details

    Step 1) To enrol in the OVAL-005: Study from Still-Life programme by Swayam, the first step will be to visit the webpage.

    Step 2) Click on “Sign in/Register” over the course-specific webpage.

    Step 3) Enter your email address or Swayam credentials to continue.

    The Syllabus

    •  Introduction of course and still life

    • Elements of Art

    • Sketching and Drawing

    • Geometrical form and shape

    • Symmetrical and non-symmetrical object sketching

    • Use of line, tone and shading

    • Single symmetrical and non-symmetrical object still-life

    • Nature study with objects

    • Vegetable study with Objects

    • Objects study with drapery

    • Group objects with nature study

    • Object study with oil colour


    IGNOU Delhi Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1: Is this an offline course?

    No, this is an online course. Video lectures, self-assessment tests, and quizzes are available online along with an online platform for discussing doubts and queries.

    2: When will I be able to access the study material?

    You will be able to access the course material online after registering for the course. You will also be able to download and print the reading material when required.

    3: What is the cost of enrolling in this course?

    You can register in this course completely free of cost. You will be able to access all lectures, quizzes, tests, and study material for free. 


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