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Modern Visual Arts

——   Created by Francisco Capelo

Become an Artist

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4h 38m
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  1. Find your unique voice;
  2. Find a material & medium;
  3. Study art history;
  4. Set a goal;
  5. Create a marketing plan;
  6. Be consistent.

You are already an artist - just need to wake up your own personality and find a inner world & river of colours and dreams.

Be wise and enter the world of Art right now!

The tradition of more than a century of masters is awaiting you - from Paul Klee to Wassily Kandinsky, there is a deep knowledge that only creative minds can find, in order to be a more spiritual being.

The course project

"Everyone is an artist" - Joseph Beuys

"A totally irrational attitude can be valid in art" - Antoni Tàpies

"In painting we just solve problems" - Pablo Picasso


Francisco Capelo is a portuguese visual artist since 1992 and art teacher in his Cascais art studio. His main focus is abstract expressionism, surrealism and modern/ contemporary art techniques.

In this course you will learn all the aspects of being a visual artist: from art history to painting techniques, time balance and marketing options.

These are invaluable insights based on more than 25 years of experience, that will help you achieve your own personal art style.

. Course structure - This art course is divided into five parts:

1. Become a visual artist

. Mentors, communities, artist mentality

. Artistic choices and personal style

. Essential art movements and artworks

. Out of the box ideas and Conceptual art

. Marketing plan - online and offline

. What is success for you?

2. Modern art history:

. Art history since pre historical times

. Drawing, painting, sculpture

. Abstract art

. Cubism

. Surrealism

. Expressionism

. Revolutionary artists

3. Simple materials, great art:

. Pencils, color pen, oil pastel, gouache, acrylics, mixed media, raw materials

. Great painters that were not so good draftsmen

4. Creative drawings:

. Black and white - a radical visual design

. Abstract Symbols

. Human figures

. Perspective lines

. Pen or pencil?

5. Illustration - handmade and digital

. Selecting the right images

. Working them on digital image software

. Transparent paper and light table

. Again digital software

. Prepare to print: Word - PDF

80 Lessons

Part One - You the Artist
3 mins
The artist mindset
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3 mins
3 mins
4 mins
Main medium
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3 mins
Artistic communities
1 min
Practice - Drawing
Your Art
5 mins
Main activity
3 mins
Personal style
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4 mins
2 mins
Time and income
3 mins
1 min
Practice - Texture
Part Two - Visual Art´s Main Ideas
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About the instructor

Francisco Capelo
Francisco Capelo
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I am a 49 year- old visual artist, Art Tutor, sociologist & writer, from Cascais (Lisboa, Portugal) - with more than 3 decades of work …

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