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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 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 Velta

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 A

Sep 23, 2017

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

By Santiago L G

Sep 9, 2022

Great Course. I learned a lot and found a new hobby.

By Anita S T

May 20, 2021

Excellent course material. I enjoyed this very much.


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 Ángela B C Q

Jul 3, 2021

I love all the topics. Thanks fot all the inforation

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 Urva a

Aug 15, 2022

a wonderful course..highly helpful...need such more

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

By Cerise A

Feb 16, 2020

Fantastic! Really pushed me out of my comfort zone!

By Adrián L

Apr 21, 2018

Really like the course! Waiting for more new stuff.

By Pat B

Jul 31, 2017

Terrific! this course inspired me to paint again.

By Patricia M C

Jun 1, 2017

Fantastico, falta que tenga subtitulos en español.

By Marcello B B

Apr 22, 2020

Thank you so much for all the great information!!


May 16, 2017

Fascinating and interesting course. Thanks....

By Marilda M

Sep 19, 2021

Adorei participar do curso! Obrigada! Parabéns!