08 04 / 2020

Free Art Class Online from many universities

Most people have more time in this situation. So check out more than 10,000 online courses listed by 800 different universities from MOOCs (massive open online courses). Many are free, and even more are self-paced—allowing you to take classes at your own convenience. And there are plenty of enticing offerings when it comes to the digital options. Let’s see 9 of favorite art and design classes offered by colleges and universities across the globe.


1. ART of the MOOC: Public Art and Pedagogy from Duke University

Workload: 7 weeks; 4–6 hours per week

This course is open to beginners with no prior artmaking experience, it will also provide challenging alternatives for more advanced students.
Link to go >> https://www.classcentral.com/course/moocs-4095

2. Pyramids of Giza: Ancient Egyptian Art and Archaeology from Harvard University

Time commitment: 8 weeks; 2–4 hours per week

Explore the archaeology, history, art, and hieroglyphs surrounding the famous Egyptian Pyramids at Giza. Learn about Old Kingdom pharaohs and elites, tombs, temples, the Sphinx, and how new technology is unlocking their secrets.
Link to go >> https://www.edx.org/course/pyramids-of-giza-ancient-egyptian-art-and-archaeol?source=aw&awc=6798_1541134264_f21ea65dcbefff56717a3d36f4751599&utm_source=aw&utm_medium=affiliate_partner&utm_content=text-link&utm_term=301045_https%3A%2F%2Fwww.class-central.com%2F

3. Charting the Avant-Garde: from Romanticism to Utopic Abstraction from School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Workload: 4 sessions; 13 hours of work per session

This first course in the Touring Modernism: From the French Avant-Garde to American Pop and Beyond program covers the 19th century movements of Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism. These movements eventually set the stage for the radical expressions of Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and the pure abstraction of Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Malevich, all of which pushed the boundaries of rebellion into new heights.
Link to go >> https://www.classcentral.com/course/kadenze-charting-the-avant-garde-from-romanticism-to-utopic-abstraction-8408

4. Visualizing Japan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of Tokyo

Workload: 4 weeks per course; 3–6 hours per week

Methodologies to “visualize” Japanese history between the 1850s and 1930s / An understanding of Westernization, social protest, modernity in Japanese history through digital imagery / Strategies for learning — and teaching — history through visual sources
Noteworthy factors which promoted the development and change of Tokyo in the postwar period / The dynamic exchange of gazes in postwar Tokyo from different perspectives.\
Link to go >> https://www.edx.org/xseries/visualizing-japan

5. Antiquities Trafficking and Art Crime from University of Glasgow

Workload: 3 weeks; 4 hours per week
From fakes and fraud, to thefts and trafficking, art crime and war has turned archaeological sites that left only empty space. How to protect heritage from theft, illegal sale, and destruction? Delve into the world of art crime and antiquities trafficking with this online course.
Link to go >> https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/art-crime

6. Psychology of Art and Creativity from University of Central Florida

Workload: 4 hours per week
This course is for anyone who wants to learn about the power of art and what it reveals about the power of the human experience.
Link to go >> https://www.classcentral.com/course/canvas-network-psychology-of-art-and-creativity-11225

7. Comics: Art in Relationship from California College of the Arts

Workload: 5 classes; 10 hours of work per class
This course is designed for both beginning and advanced visual artists. Whether you have tried your hand at comics before or are simply interested in investigating how comics work, this course will provide insights to help storytellers make the most of every page.
Link to go >> https://www.classcentral.com/course/kadenze-comics-art-in-relationship-3775

8. Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR from Michigan State University

Workload: 7 months; 4 hours per week
This courses covers a broad range of fundamental principles in photography, from camera control to principles of composition and creativity.
Link to go >> https://www.coursera.org/specializations/photography-basics

9. Ideas from the History of Graphic Design from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Workload: 4 weeks; 2–3 hours per week
This is an essential course for emerging designers entering the field, or for the one that interested in learning and analysis. No previous experience is required.
Link to go >> https://www.coursera.org/learn/graphic-design-history?specialization=graphic-design

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