Sunday, May 25, 2014

On-line courses: Tate & MoMA

Ever thought about taking an art class on-line? Here are a couple of options from two highly-regarded institutions.

Fanny Cornforth, Dante Gabriel Rossetti

The Tate is one of Britain's premier art museums. It offers two on-line classes: Artists' Techniques and Methods, and Introduction to Drawing Techniques. Both classes are based on works in the Tate collection. Each class, priced at 20 pounds, offers video clips and downloadable worksheets. Participants have the option of uploading their work to a discussion forum. There is no time limit for completion of the work. The Tate offers other on-line resources as well, including a glossary of art terms, and resources for teachers.

Experimenting with Collage

Until May 31, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is offering a 30% reduction on its on-line classes. Its instructor-led courses begin on June 11 for the summer term. Less expensive are the self-guided versions of the same courses, which are available at any time, and can be completed at the student's own pace. Here are the courses currently available:

Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video and Time;
From Pigment to Pixel: Color in Modern and Contemporary Art;
Five Puzzles of Contemporary Art;
Materials and Techniques of Contemporary Abstract Painting;
Experimenting with Collage;
Modern Art, 1880-1945;
Modern and Contemporary Art, 1945-1989.

To give you an idea of what to expect, MoMA offers a free demo class on the artist Jackson Pollock.

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