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About the Course

Want to know how some of the 20th century’s most celebrated artists made abstract paintings? This course offers an in-depth, hands-on look at the materials, techniques, and thinking of seven New York School artists, including Willem de Kooning, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Barnett Newman, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt, and Mark Rothko. Through studio demonstrations and gallery walkthroughs, you’ll form a deeper understanding of what a studio practice means and how ideas develop from close looking, and you’ll gain a sensitivity to the physical qualities of paint. Readings and other resources will round out your understanding, providing broader cultural, intellectual, and historical context about the decades after World War II, when these artists were active. The works of art you will explore in this course may also serve as points of departure to make your own abstract paintings. You may choose to participate in the studio exercises, for which you are invited to post images of your own paintings to the discussion boards, or you may choose to complete the course through its quizzes and written assessments only. Learners who wish to participate in the optional studio exercises may need to purchase art supplies. A list of suggested materials is included in the first module. Learning Objectives: Learn about the materials, techniques, and approaches of seven New York School artists who made abstract paintings. Trace the development of each artist’s work and studio practice in relation to broader cultural, intellectual, and historical contexts in the decades after World War II. Hone your visual analysis skills. Use each artist’s works as a point of departure for making your own abstract paintings....

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AN
May 22, 2021

Excellent. The course was very educational, extremely well put together and Corey´s instruction was excellent. One really needed to put time and effort into it but is worth every second of time spend.

DB
Jul 25, 2020

Beyond my expectations! Encouraged by in studio where I discovered I could be successful experimenting with all the different artists. The knowledge, insight, and fascinating experience was joyous!

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By Joy S

Sep 11, 2017

This is actually pretty cool. You could, by watching the painting demonstrations, actually reproduce the techniques of the artists studied in the class.

By Robert V P

Sep 18, 2020

An interesting class. I wasn't interested in actually doing any of the paintings but it was fascinating to learn about the process.

By Christopher S G

May 23, 2021

Excellent summary introduction to some of the key Abstract Expressionists, their methods and processes.

By Fabiola D

Oct 5, 2017

I have very much enjoyed this course, and I have learned a lot about abstract expressionists.

By Frederic M

Jun 26, 2020

very interesting learning with practical aspect rarely included in online courses

By Cheryl E

Jul 8, 2020

the course info is very good. I want only the info not a grade or certificate.

By Gerard M

Nov 6, 2017

Excellent course for anyone who wants to learn more about Modern Art!

By Francisco L

Jul 29, 2019

Excessively technical. It seems a course of learning to paint. It doesn't bring me much.

By Ann W C

Oct 8, 2020

But submitting written work - impossible

By Eric J

Jul 9, 2020

Information got too repetitive again. Course was too difficult to understand, and that I got bored immediately. This is another worst art course I have taken as well. Could have done better with the information and the videos. I give this course a 1 star out of 5.

By ailona r

Mar 1, 2018

names mentions but are not printed on the lscreen