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!
Apr 17, 2019
I have thoroughly enjoyed doing this course. It has proved useful in boosting my confidence in studying, as well as providing me with inspiration for my own work, both in painting and ceramics.
By Annesha P•
May 17, 2017
Excellent course which taught me how to appreciate abstract paintings. I also learned about some of the prominent painters, techniques and materials of the Abstract Expressionist movement.
By Christie J•
May 22, 2017
The technical aspect of art history was fascinating and really helped me understand and remember how the artist worked, and the development of their practice. I feel able to talk about these artists, the movements they are associated with, and to produce credible visual analyses of their work.
By Maria E R•
May 25, 2017
totalmente recomendable. Un curso para sacarle provecho a cada video, a cada lectura.
By maria f l•
Jun 25, 2017
muy buen curso ... ayuda a adquirir conocimientos mas especificos sobre los artistas , como son los videos en estudios . me ayudaron mucho
By Lisa R•
Aug 18, 2017
Brilliant course, and Corey is a charismatic & knowledgeable presenter, a pleasure to learn from. Highly recommended for students of all ages & abilities.
By Susan C•
Dec 08, 2017
Thank You MoMA for such a fun class :)
By Brittany T•
Dec 27, 2017
From both the art history side and the studio side, this is a simply amazing class! I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it.
By Big S D•
Jan 26, 2018
In one word : genial!
By Patricia G•
Feb 20, 2018
This has been an excellent course that I would strongly recommend. I have learned so much during the 8 weeks that it will now be approaching my new paintings in a completely different light. Thank you for this wonderful experience.
By Julie H•
Sep 11, 2017
I loved this course and learnt so much by doing it. The resources, both written and visual, were first rate, as we're the presenters. I have developed an understanding and appreciation of abstract art and it has spurred me on to read more on this topic. I have no hesitation in recommending this course. Thank you to the MoMA team for producing such an enjoyable learning experience.
By Andrea S•
Jun 18, 2017
I loved the course! Corey D'Augustine is an excellent teacher and the course material is very informative.
By JOHN Q•
May 16, 2017
Fascinating and interesting course. Thanks....
By Andrea d V•
Jun 22, 2017
By Fanny W G•
Apr 26, 2017
I really enjoyed this course!! Very fun and interesting!
By Karen A•
Jan 31, 2018
With the completion of this course I had to have a lot of concentration for the readings, to take care of the deadlines, persistence to move on until the end, I developed my reading and writing in English that is not my original language. All this besides the specificities of the course properly on post war painting. The course is very complete, on theory and practice, with great visual presentation for the texts for the videos of the classes and links. It was a great experience that I highly recommend
By Anna M O•
Jun 17, 2017
Fantastic experience..emotions, technique, history of art.. a dream that came true. Thank you from Italy
By Eva J R•
Apr 24, 2017
By Antonio R M•
Aug 15, 2017
Love it and I learned alto I love to paint :-)
By iliana i c n•
May 28, 2017
Excelente curso, me encanto la forma del instructor de enseñar los gestos que realza el artista al pintar, como mezcla su paleta de color los materiales, la información sobre sus obras y la biografía de los artistas muy completa, la plataforma del curso fácil de seguir mi dificultad es que mi ingles no es muy bueno y me ocupo un mundo de tiempo tratando de traducir muchísimas palabras y ponerlas en el contexto.
By Alberto A E•
May 18, 2017
Wonderful Course. I have been recomending it to all may artist friends. It will certainly have an effect in my own practice.
By Peter R•
Jun 19, 2017
This was my second attempt at a Coursera course and it widely exceeded my expectations - the first was in a technology arena and the technology for doing homework assignments never worked.
This class is exceptionally well thought out and executed, particularly for someone such as myself who has never had any painting experience. Corey D"Augustine has that rare gift of an instructor who intuitively knows what the student needs in order to advance through a concept. The class begins with the absolute basics, starting with how to stretch a canvas, prime a canvas and then through the different types of paint and tools needed. The class progresses to increasingly more complicated forms of painting in the style of postwar abstract expressionism.
I thoroughly enjoyed how each week progresses through one artist after another with the opportunity to do a painting in the style of that artist. Each module does a superb and consistent job of presenting the artist's major works, the philosophy and history and then the techniques through a demonstration. It is great to be able to upload a photo of your effort and then see and react to what other students have done. The quiz at the end of each module help to reinforce the lessons learned for that module.
In the end, I found that I could paint paintings in the style of the postwar abstract expressionists - something I never thought possible. To the student with little or no experience with painting, especially oils, the mere mixing of paint and applying it to a canvas can be intimidating - this instructor effectively moves the student away from those hesitations. More importantly, I will likely never look a painting in a museum with a more critical eye than I now have for this style of art and, I can now articulate why I have always enjoyed this period of art history. Well done Corey!
By Amanda E•
May 24, 2017
Amazing coure! Corey was an excellent professor and showed great examples in the videos. I learned a lot of new material! Would gladly recommend it.
Aug 14, 2017
This course has provided the opportunity of knowing better each renown artists from Abstract Expressionism in United States. I've learnt in depth and discovered other personalities I've ever seen throughout my degree in Art History. The contents are actually instructive and teaching. Hope to enroll in more courses like that in a soon future. Congratulations!
Jul 19, 2017
I felt that I learned so much on this course. It gave me a deeper understanding of the works of each artist when I knew more of their process and had the chance to use these skills on my own.
By Iván M B L•
Oct 10, 2017