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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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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.


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 Giuseppe M G

Apr 1, 2021

Very interesting

By Dhiraj S J

Sep 24, 2020

very informative

By Lourdes E M R

Sep 7, 2020

Excellent course

By lizander o

Jun 14, 2020

The best course!

By David P

Apr 28, 2020

Muchas Gracias!!

By Paige S

Nov 9, 2018

very informative

By Fritz D B

Jul 8, 2020

Gracias totales

By Luciano F

Jun 21, 2020

it was amazing!

By Nana F

Jan 24, 2021

Me encanta !!

By giovanna b

Jun 14, 2020

Great Course!

By Kim M

Feb 26, 2018

great class!

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Jul 12, 2017

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By Elena P

Mar 17, 2021

excellent !

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Mar 22, 2021

thank you!

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By Elma F

May 30, 2020

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By Michel A C

Apr 13, 2022

muy bueno

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By Tom S

Oct 22, 2021

Loved it.

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Jul 17, 2021