Who is this class for: This course is for anyone interested in learning more about the materials and techniques of postwar abstract painting. Please note: No prior knowledge of art history or studio art is required. You may complete this course with written assessments only, or choose to participate in the studio component. The course includes a list of painting supplies you may want to purchase.


Created by:  The Museum of Modern Art

  • Corey D'Augustine

    Taught by:  Corey D'Augustine, Art conservator, technical art historian, and artist

    Department of Education
LevelBeginner
Commitment1-2 hours per week, plus additional time for optional studio exercises
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.9 out of 5 of 62 ratings

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.

Enjoyable course. Postwar Abstraction is fascinating and this course does a great job presenting these artists in an exciting way.

Loved the demonstrations of how the painters featured may have approached/undertaken/achieved their individual results.

Amazing course, precise but deep at the same time, beautifully designed with a really interesting selection of painters. Corey is a GREAT teacher, very clear, very smart and inspiring. I enjoyed a lot!