About this Course

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Beginner Level

Approx. 24 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Skills you will gain

Art HistoryArtHistoryColor Theory

Learner Career Outcomes

60%

started a new career after completing these courses

55%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 24 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 82 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
1.3 In the Studio: How to Stretch a Canvas22m
1.4 In the Studio: How to Stretch a Large Canvas (Optional)6m
1.5 In the Studio: Priming the Canvas17m
1.6 In the Studio: Oil Paint12m
1.7 In the Studio: Acrylic Paint11m
6 readings
1.1 Introduction to the Course5m
1.8 Supply List10m
1.9 Readings & Resources1h 15m
1.10 Glossary10m
Tell Us About You10m
Resources: MoMA podcasts, art vocabulary, Magazine, and YouTube channel10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction20m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Barnett Newman

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 42 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
2.4 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Onement, I, 19485m
2.5 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at The Wild, 19504m
2.6 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Vir Heroicus Sublimis, 1950-5112m
2.7 Collector Ben Heller on Vir Heroicus Sublimis, 1950-511m
4 readings
2.1 Introduction to Barnett Newman5m
2.2 Slideshow: A Career in Eight Works15m
2.8 Readings & Resources45m
2.9 Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Barnett Newman20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Willem de Kooning

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 61 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.4 In the Studio: Materials & Techniques of Willem de Kooning Part 229m
3.5 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Woman I, 1950-529m
3.6 Curator John Elderfield on Excavation, 19501m
3.7 Curator John Elderfield on Pirate (Untitled II), 19811m
4 readings
3.1 Introduction to Willem de Kooning5m
3.2 Slideshow: A Career in Eight Works15m
3.8 Readings & Resources45m
3.9 Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Willem de Kooning20m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Jackson Pollock

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 33 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
4.4 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at The She-Wolf, 19433m
4.5 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Full Fathom Five, 19473m
4.6 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at One: Number 31, 19504m
4.7 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Echo: Number 25, 19513m
4.8 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Easter and the Totem, 19532m
4.9 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at White Light, 19544m
4.10 Curator Ann Temkin on The She-Wolf, 19431m
4.11 Collector Ben Heller on One: Number 31, 19501m
4.12 Curator Ann Temkin on Easter and the Totem, 19531m
5 readings
4.1 Introduction to Jackson Pollock5m
4.2 Slideshow: A Career in Eight Works15m
4.13 Readings & Resources1h
4.14 Glossary10m
Mid-course survey5m
1 practice exercise
Jackson Pollock20m

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