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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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DB

Jul 26, 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!

CG

Feb 25, 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 Adrián L

Apr 21, 2018

Really like the course! Waiting for more new stuff.

By Patricia B

Jul 31, 2017

Terrific! this course inspired me to paint again.

By Patricia M C

Jun 02, 2017

Fantastico, falta que tenga subtitulos en español.

By Marcello B B

Apr 22, 2020

Thank you so much for all the great information!!

By JOHN Q

May 16, 2017

Fascinating and interesting course. Thanks....

By Dmitry M

Mar 12, 2018

Very interesting, colorfull and inspiring course

By Suzanne H

Jul 21, 2020

Thanks for a great course! thoroughly enjoyed!

By almazlz@gmail.com

Jan 22, 2020

It was great! I learned a lot from this course.

By Мария С

Jan 10, 2020

The most inspiring course! Thanks for your work

By Antonio R M

Aug 15, 2017

Love it and I learned alto I love to paint :-)

By Anastasiia L

Sep 16, 2019

One of the best MOOCs on arts I've ever taken!

By Angela S

Feb 04, 2020

The course was amazing ! I really enjoyed it!

By Spencer E T

Dec 30, 2017

Instructor was very knowledgable and friendly

By Mauree C

May 16, 2020

Well done! in every way! I learned so much!

By Adrián C R

Jun 06, 2020

Quite interesting to find some inspiration!

By eleni c

Mar 03, 2019

very interesting and well organized course!

By Michela P G

Nov 29, 2017

Very enjoyable!!! I feel I've learnt a lot.

By Maitry S

Aug 04, 2020

Love this course. Speci studio techniques

By EMANUEL P

Jun 09, 2020

excellent, far exceeded my expectations!

By Samrah N

Apr 28, 2020

Made me learn a lot of different things

By Caroline D

Jul 06, 2020

Great course and excellent instructor!

By Araceli B I

May 04, 2020

¡Es realmente emocionante y divertido!

By Irenepecchio

Jan 17, 2018

Very interesting and stimulant course!

By Susan C

Dec 08, 2017

Thank You MoMA for such a fun class :)

By Eduardo G D

Nov 22, 2017

Estou gostando muito do curso Parabéns