10 Free Online Arts Courses

10 cursos Online Gratuitos sobre Arte

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What are the online art courses available?

The world of online courses is in tremendous growth right now. There are now numerous free courses offered by institutions and universities that give you the opportunity to learn without having to leave your home. Interested in learning more about art, but not sure where to start? There are several free courses on this theme, so to help you P55 has compiled ten courses on different topics.


1. What is Contemporary Art?

Implemented by MoMA, this initiation course offers the possibility to learn more about the development of contemporary art in the current social, economic and geographic panorama. From videos, audios and texts, subtitled in Portuguese, you have the opportunity to hear the artists expressing themselves about their production. No prior knowledge is required, all information is provided during the course, and if you have any questions, you can ask the trainer and your colleagues on the forum provided on the platform. What is Contemporary Art? is a great course to promote your journey in current art.

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Andy's Studio 54 by Rueffa, 2008

2. Art of the MOOC: Public Art and Pedagogy

This course, taught by artist and professor at Duke University, Pedro Lasch, and co-taught by Creative Time's artistic director, Nato Thompson, discusses how public art has developed, through various works such as Maya Lin's Vietnam memorial and the inclined arch of Richard Serra. Contextualizing the student about the main developments of the last decades, this course is a challenge for students to design and execute their own public art interventions.

3. Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archeology

Explore the secrets of the famous Egyptian pyramids at Giza with this introductory-level course taught in English by Professor Peter Der Manuelian of Harvard University. Discover the meaning of hieroglyphic inscriptions inside tombs, temples and how new technologies such as 3D modeling are shaping the future of archeology and history. Travel to the time of the pharaohs and develop your knowledge of Egyptian art with this training.

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Pyramids of Giza

4. Ideas from the History of Graphic Design

This course, offered by the California Institute of the Arts, traces the history of graphic design over the past hundred years, in order to understand its emergence and changes over time. For those who appreciate the art of design, this platform offers several online courses on this subject. Look for training that suits your graphic curiosities and improves your skills.

5. Charting the Avant Garde: From Romanticism to Utopic Abstraction

Lisa Wainwright, a professor at the Art Institute of Chicago, teaches in this course the long journeys of figure and representation liberation, from romanticism to abstraction. Going through the works of art of the various movements - romanticism, realism and impressionism, post-impressionism, cubism - the basis for understanding how they contributed to the fomentation of pure abstraction with Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky and Kazimir Malevich is consolidated. Through this creative course, the foundations are provided to really understand the context of the 20th century avant-gardes.

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Untitled by Pablo Picasso, 1995

6. Visualizing Japan

This course, designed by three universities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University and University of Tokyo explores the history of Japan through the use of images about the moments described. Divided into three parts, Visualizing Japan exposes the exploration of Westerners and protests in the 19th century, its reconstruction after the Second War, post-war Tokyo, and finally, how it is seen in contemporaneity. In this way, this course offers the student a dynamic view of the outstanding events of recent centuries in Japan.

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Picture I of the series: Tokyo Dejando ago la realidad de Rafa Fernández

 

7. Special Topics: Appointments On History of Art and Architecture: Renaissance, Modernism and Brazil

The University of São Paulo offers an architecture course focused on research developed by the Brazilian architect Sérgio Ferro. This part of the architectural developments from 1972 to 2002 to understand the current Brazilian architecture. Sérgio Ferro is part of the Arquitetura Nova Group, one of the first generation of Brazilian modernist architects after Neimeyer. The ideal course to better understand the history and architecture of this country.

8. Seeing Through Photographs

In this course, they have access to close to one hundred photographs from the MoMA collection, walking behind the scenes at the Museum and the artists' studios, using videos and audio interviews. You have the opportunity to discover the various perspectives on photography as a means of expression, a scientific tool, a documentation tool and a means of communication. In addition to the audiovisual format, texts and readings from MoMA publications will be provided that provide an improved context about photography. A perfect course for photography lovers.

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Noronha da Costa Navies

9. Multiskills - Platform for training courses in e-learning

Multicompetências is a professional training and consultancy company, which has several e-learning courses in different areas, including photography, audiovisuals, art history, marketing, among others. On this platform, you can search for funded courses that suit your needs or curiosities.

10. Pillars of the Guitar : First Steps to Become a Guitarist

This course offered by Academia Musical is structured so that the student starts playing guitar as soon as possible. Detailed classes in video format teach chords and rhythms, with the possibility of practicing with the trainer. All you need is an acoustic or electric guitar and a willingness to learn.

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Woman with Guitar by Henri Matisse, 1943


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