Christine De Kock

Houghton, Johannesburg

Empower yourself - the course is intimately enriching, exceptional value in the course content and tutor feedback (Prof. Stephen Farthing) made me grow in self-confidence.

Wonderful to have had the opportunity to complete the course in my own time. Well organised and well-written course modules.

Highly recommended and immensely enjoyable.

Megan van Huyssteen

Bedfordview, Gauteng

I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning more about art history. I loved every minute of it, and learnt more than I could ever have imagined.

The modules are comprehensive and interesting, exploring art from the Renaissance all the way to Contemporary Art. Handing in the assignments online is very straightforward, and my tutor always gave me great feedback.

I loved the fact that I could complete the course at my own pace, because it allowed me to work at the same time.

I really enjoyed this course, and I highly recommend it!

Ewald Human

Touwsrivier, Western Cape

I came from a background with some art history knowledge.

But this course really helps you develop a sense of understanding of the works of art you are covering. And how to summarize the most important parts from a vast amount of data.

This course was very well made. And I loved my tutor as well as the support team. They were so fast to answer you and help you with whatever it is you may be struggling with. It is an overall great experience and I doubt you could do much better than this wonderful course. All the best to the people at the Art Institute.

Adri Reyneke

Johannesburg, Gauteng

The course in Art Appreciation is everything that one can hope for. The very comprehensive modules are excellently written by respected people in the art world. Each module provides further reading lists and other resource material. I found the modules to be very integrated and well rounded.

My knowledge of art has rocketed and by answering the assignments I have developed my art writing skills. My tutor, Professor Stephen Farthing, was extremely encouraging and helpful and always provided extra information and arguments for further consideration. The process of submitting assignments is very simple and assignments are marked promptly.

I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history of art as well as the contemporary art world. It opens one’s mind to the art world!

Daniela Grdseloff

Umzumbe, KwaZulu-Nata

This course was the best thing I did in my life. And I really did a lot of things. I did enjoy every single moment and I am sad, that I am finished now - only the advanced module to do! I would love to go on and go on.... there is so much to learn!

And the best things where the assignments - a real challenge - and if you have done it, you are familiar with the artwork and the artist you talk about! I can recommend this course 100 %!

Tristan Drewry

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

My experience with this course and these modules were really awesome to read and the questions were interesting and challenging to answer. Taking time to do these modules were really worth it and you never get bored of them.

Thanks to The Art Institute for sharing this experience in the history of the art world. These modules gave me some ideas for my future career as an artist who is influenced in Old Masters techniques.

Elizabeth Magdalena Badenhorst

Bloemfontein, Free State

The Art Appreciation course of The Art Institute is a very interesting and informative course. Doing this course was an eye-opener for me because I've learned so much about art worldwide. It showed me how to evaluate artworks and think about it in a new way. It also gave me a good idea of the worth of artworks and leads me to how to do an evaluation of an artwork. It also gives very much information about many artists.

I am Afrikaans speaking and It was not too difficult to do the course in English. It was easy to do it online through the internet, because the tutor is leading you the whole time with messages and tutor remarks on how you should answer the questions and how you can improve your answering of the questions of the assignments. This helps you to think in the right direction. They also understand when you have some kind of problem and are always willing to accommodate and assist you. Another advantage is that you can communicate with other students on The Art Institute's webpage on Facebook. I enjoyed doing this course and I have definitely no regrets doing it!

Grady Zeeman

Swellendam, Western Cape

I studied Fashion Design before I married and had children. Since 2008 I have participated in numerous international art exhibitions.

Since 2011 I am also the owner of the Kunstehuijs Art Gallery in Swellendam.

I absolutely loved every minute doing the course. It was such a privilege tapping into the knowledge of experts.

Richard Draycott

Bedfordshire, UK

I have recently completed the Art Institute History of Art course. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in art and the part it plays in our culture through the centuries.

It provides a framework that helps to focus on the artists, their genre and its importance to us today with well-written modules created by authoritative figures in their field. The modules provide details of further reading and lists the galleries where particular works of art can be viewed, all of which helped me to absorb myself in the subject.

My tutor Stephen Farthing encouraged me with his helpful advice which enabled me to provide clear concise answers to the various modules. The course is very flexible and helped me to fit the study into my busy life. Available for discussion on Email Me

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