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Approx. 27 hours to complete

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Beginner Level

Approx. 27 hours to complete

Suggested: 1-2 hours per week, plus additional time for optional studio exercises...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction

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6 videos (Total 82 min), 4 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
4 readings
1.1 Introduction to the Course5m
1.8 Supply List10m
1.9 Readings & Resources15m
1.10 Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Barnett Newman

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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
3 hours to complete

Willem de Kooning

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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
3 hours to complete

Jackson Pollock

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10 videos (Total 33 min), 4 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
4 readings
4.1 Introduction to Jackson Pollock5m
4.2 Slideshow: A Career in Eight Works15m
4.13 Readings & Resourcess
4.14 Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Jackson Pollock20m
Week
5
2 hours to complete

Mark Rothko

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7 videos (Total 40 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
5.4 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea, 19447m
5.5 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at No. 3/No. 13, 19497m
5.6 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at No. 10, 19508m
5.7 Curator Ann Temkin and the artist's son Christopher Rothko on Slow Swirl at the Edge of the Sea, 19441m
5.8 The artist's son Christopher Rothko on No. 10, 19501m
5.9 The artist's son Christopher Rothko on No. 16 (Red, Brown, and Black), 19581m
5 readings
5.1 Introduction to Mark Rothko5m
5.2 Slideshow: A Career in Eight Works15m
*Advanced Planning for Module 7: In the Studio: Materials & Techniques of Ad Reinhardt2m
5.9 Readings & Resources20m
5.10 Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Mark Rothko20m
Week
6
2 hours to complete

Agnes Martin

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4 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
6.4 A Closer Look at Friendship, 19633m
6.5 A Closer Look at Untitled No. 1, 19812m
6.6 Curator Leah Dickerman on The Tree, 19641m
4 readings
6.1 Introduction to Agnes Martin5m
6.2 Slideshow: A Career in Eight Works15m
6.7 Readings & Resources10m
6.8 Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Agnes Martins
Week
7
2 hours to complete

Ad Reinhardt

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4 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
7.4 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Number 107, 19506m
7.5 In the Galleries: A Closer Look at Abstract Painting, 196310m
7.6 Curator Ann Temkin and Ad Reinhardt on Abstract Painting, 19571m
4 readings
7.1 Introduction to Ad Reinhardt5m
7.2 Slideshow: A Career in Eight Works15m
7.7 Readings & Resources20m
7.8 Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Ad Reinhardt20m
Week
8
2 hours to complete

Yayoi Kusama

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4 videos (Total 29 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
8.4 A Closer Look at No. F, 19594m
8.5 A Closer Look at Violet Obsession, 19943m
8.6 Curator Laura Hoptman on Accumulation No. 1, 19621m
5 readings
8.1 Introduction to Yayoi Kusama5m
8.2 Slideshow: A Career in Eight Works15m
8.6 Readings & Resources45m
8.7 Glossary10m
Funding & Credits1m
1 practice exercise
Yayoi Kusama20m
4 hours to complete

Yayoi Kusama: Lesson Choices

Choice 1: Final Project: Visual analysis essay | Choice 2: Final Project: Studio exercise and visual analysis essay...
2 quizzes
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By CGFeb 25th 2019

This is the best art class I have ever taken. It offers a perfect mix of studio art/painting techniques and art history. Instructor Corey D'Augustine is fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed this course!

By KGApr 17th 2019

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing this course. It has proved useful in boosting my confidence in studying, as well as providing me with inspiration for my own work, both in painting and ceramics.

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Corey D'Augustine

Art conservator, technical art historian, and artist
Department of Education

About The Museum of Modern Art

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