Visual Art, Craft & Design L2 at COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre Namibia

Visual Art, Craft & Design L2 at COSDEF Arts and Crafts Centre Namibia

What is Visual Art, Craft & Design L2?

The Visual Arts, Crafts and Design sector is made up of non-performing artists who create standalone artistic products, alongside those in graphic, product, interior or industrial design and illustration. The Visual Arts, Crafts and Design workforce are often sole operators and contractors.


Visual art is a fundamental component of the human experience reflecting the world and the time in which we live. Art can help us understand our history, our culture, our lives, and the experience of others in a manner that cannot be achieved through other means.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is design in visual arts?

To design indeed means to plan, to organize. Design is inherent in the full range of art disciplines from painting and. drawing to sculpture, photography, and time-based media such as film, video, computer graphics, animation. It is integral to crafts. such as ceramics, textiles, and glass.

What is visual arts and examples?

The visual arts are art forms such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, design, crafts and architecture. Many artistic disciplines such as performing arts, conceptual art, and textile arts also involve aspects of visual arts as well as arts of other types.

How does visual art help students?

Visual art education helps students understand basic skills like reading and writing which are crucial fundamental skills for daily life. It also helps with better communicating with others; whether it be learning another language, higher quality speech, and even better body language.

Why is visual arts needed in education?

Visual Arts implemented in education at school can help students bring out their creativity as well as develop their personality. Children performing arts helps them think creatively, improves their mental and imagination skills. Schools implementing Visual Arts in education helo develop student akills and personality.

What is the characteristics of visual arts?

General characteristics of Visual art/Fundamentals of Visual art : Space, form, size, shape, line, colour texture, tonal values, perspective, design and aesthetic organization of visual elements in art object (composition). The uses of two and three dimensions in visual art.

What is the most important element of visual art?

Line: A very important Element of Art is “Line”. Imagine a work of art with no use of lines. Whether it is a drawing, painting, or sculpture, lines are important. They help form shapes, and also can communicate an idea or feeling.

What is craft in art?

“Craft refers to works done where the imagination and the hand of the maker are evident. Often the value of a piece is in the workmanship of the artist rather than what it’s made of.

Is visual design and visual arts the same?

Broadly speaking, art and design come from very different starting points. Design work usually stems from the need or desire to communicate a pre-existing message. A strapline, a logo or a call to action. A work of art, on the other hand, is the expression of a completely new idea.

What is the difference between visual arts and visual design?

Art and design also diverge based on where they are found and how they come to be. Graphic design is executed on a broad spectrum—billboards, logos, magazine layouts, websites and so much more. Art, too, is expressed through many mediums, such as sculpture, video, drawing, painting, photography and other forms.

What is the most popular form of visual art?

Painting. Painting is not only one of the oldest forms of art in the world it’s also currently the most popular.

What are the impact of visual arts?

Its inception in the elementary curriculum, arts education positively benefits students’ learning. Based on analysis of some relevant research literature, findings revealed that visuals positively impact students’ behavior, engagement creativity, and academic performance.

Why arts and crafts are important?

Art and craft activities give kids a sense of achievement and allow them to take pride in their work which builds confidence. Making art is a great, safe way to discover that it’s okay to make mistakes and that getting things ‘wrong’ can lead you to a whole new idea.

What is your craft meaning?

1 : skill in making things especially with the hands. 2 : an occupation or trade requiring skill with the hands or as an artist Carpentry is a craft. 3 plural usually craft : a boat especially when of small size.

What are the basic elements of visual design?

The elements of visual design — line, shape, negative/white space, volume, value, colour and texture — describe the building blocks of a product’s aesthetics.

Is photography visual art?

As a relatively new medium, photography is not one of the traditional seven forms of art but it is included in the broader definition of the visual arts. Within the visual arts, photography can be categorized as either fine art or commercial art.