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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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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!

Feb 24, 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!

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By Jacquelyn M E

Dec 10, 2017

This was a great course!

By Gustavo H C K d O

May 29, 2020

Incredible experience!

By Bosko

May 20, 2020

I truly recommend it!

By Big S D

Jan 26, 2018

In one word : genial!

By Kimberly M

Jun 19, 2020

I loved this course!

By Laura M

Jun 11, 2020

Excellent, engaging!

By Miki

Jun 7, 2020

wonderful experience

By Sofia V

Jan 3, 2018

Absolutely loved it.

By Deleted A

Jun 19, 2017

Loved it. Thank you.

By Raeanne W

Apr 13, 2021

Excellent Course!!

By giles h

Jul 29, 2020

Great in depth fun

By N. G

Jul 10, 2020

excellent teaching

By Andrea d V

Jun 22, 2017

Excellent course!!

By Nikkita C

Aug 30, 2020

Loved this corse!

By Maru F

Jul 19, 2020

Excellent course!

By Patricia M U G

Jul 9, 2020

Excellent Course!

By Xitong

Jun 12, 2020

Very good course!

By Mariel

May 31, 2020

Excellent course.

By Hyacinth P

Mar 17, 2020

Excellent course!

By Nathan L A

Mar 24, 2019

Corey is the man.

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!