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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....

Top reviews

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!

Jun 6, 2020

Really enjoyed this course, first course I have taken in this area of study. The course has given me an understanding of the artists covered and can't wait to see the artists paintings in person.

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By mariusgreb

Nov 9, 2020

Great insights and very comprehensible lectures. Thanks, MOMA!

By Luiza S

Aug 29, 2018

I enjoyed very much the course. Specially the studio exercise.

By Phoebe L

Jun 3, 2017

Amazing! So interesting.

Good amount of work per week, doable!

By João P S O

May 16, 2020

Very good course with simple steps and well organized. Thanks

By Ga E K

Apr 17, 2021

O curso foi ótimo, bem estruturado com temas interessantes.

By Adela A

Jan 4, 2021

Excellent in all aspects. Corey Corey D'Augustine is great.

By Debbie G

Jul 17, 2018

Excellent!! I really learned a lot.

When the next one???? ;)

By m.sadeq b

Nov 10, 2020

fantastic...I can't believe I enjoyed this course so much

By Nicolas C

Sep 28, 2020

Excellent! Will be looking for other classes by the MoMA!

By Estela I A

Jul 29, 2020

Muy interesante y pedagógico. Estoy muy feliz de hacerlo.

By Kate B

May 16, 2020

Loved the course, thank you so much for the opportunity.

By Patrisha C

Nov 20, 2020

I loved this course, it was comprehensive and inspiring.

By Fanny W G

Apr 25, 2017

I really enjoyed this course!! Very fun and interesting!

By Prang V

May 6, 2020

I would recommend this course to all my artist friends.

By amanda m

May 31, 2018

So interesting and Corey is knowledgable and engaging.

By Kate T

Feb 18, 2018

An excellent course which is practical and theoretical.

By Valeriya V

Jun 1, 2017

Very interesting! The teacher is a rock star! Higly rec

By Анна А

May 21, 2017

Thanks for the very interesting and informative course!

By christa b

Sep 23, 2017

It was perfect and I got a lot out of it - marvellous,


Dec 13, 2020

Fabulous course - especially the in studio exercises.

By Satyen M

Mar 1, 2020

Excellent Course for both artists and art historians.

By Fran E

Jan 3, 2021

Awesome class... wish there were more like this one!

By Helene l

Jun 21, 2017

Great content, great material and excellent teacher.

By Lily O

Nov 23, 2020

I loved it and I want to receive mail from the MoMa

By Juana C

Nov 5, 2020

Loved the course. Videos and readings are excellent