Are you looking to start a career in Art or just brush up on your Art skills? Look no further — for this post, we’ve dived into the Apalla Alexandria catalog to bring you the top 3 free courses, or MOOCs, to learn Art.
Draw a Box
Drawabox is a set of free exercise-based lessons that focus on the fundamentals – the skills you’ll need to make sense of all the other resources and tutorials out there. First we focus on the basic mechanics of mark making, and how to use your arm. By the end, we develop a strong understanding of form, 3D space and construction.
Art & Ideas: Teaching with Themes
This course is designed to help build critical skills that support theme-based teaching practices and build confidence in incorporating modern and contemporary art into interdisciplinary lesson plans. By addressing themes and questions that arise in relation to modern and contemporary art, the course will help you to think creatively about links to your curriculum and the ways that you can tap into students’ knowledge and life experience.
In this course, you will explore four themes that educators at The Museum of Modern Art use frequently in their teaching: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society. Through videos, slideshows, and a variety of resources, readings, and activities, you will explore the content and context of works of art in MoMA’s collection.
Modern Art & Ideas
Welcome to Modern Art & Ideas! This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Over the next five weeks, you will look at art through a variety of themes: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society. Each week kicks off with a video that connects works of art from The Museum of Modern Art’s collection to the theme. You will hear audio interviews with artists, designers, and curators and learn more about selected works in the additional readings and resources.
In conclusion, these are the top 3 free courses to learn Art. Whether you are just starting out or looking to refresh your skills, these courses are a great way to learn the fundamentals of Art. So why wait? Start learning today and take the first step towards a successful career in Art.
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