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 247 ratings

I am very happy and consider myself lucky to be staying in a city as far away as Mumbai and learning about art and Postwar Abstract Art in particular from the very best range of videos by the tutor and theoretical readings/exercises. Thank you very much.

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.

This is actually pretty cool. You could, by watching the painting demonstrations, actually reproduce the techniques of the artists studied in the class.

I enjoyed taking this course. I didn't know a lot about abstract art before going into it, and it was full of great learning. Getting to try the techniques too was a lot of fun and gave me an appreciation for how hard it is to make something look so easy.

Corey D'Augustine is a great teacher. He has a great style, and makes everything feel approachable.