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Coursera: Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques

 with  Anna Divinsky
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Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques is an art appreciation course created for individuals without any artistic background. This course introduces you to various art movements, cultural influences, artistic genres, artists, and their artwork. The main emphasis of the course is to teach you hands-on studio arts techniques as you conduct personal research and explore your own creativity. While utilizing historical and contemporary art concepts, the course guides you through different time periods. Examining and discussing artwork is a crucial part of this course, encouraging you to express your opinions about art in an intelligent and articulate manner. By the conclusion of the course, you will compile a portfolio of artworks reflective of your research, understanding, creativity, and personal growth.
 
Subjects discussed: Fantastic Art, Mail Art, Black and White Portraiture Photography, Installation Art, and 3-D Art.
 
Art Concepts explored: Line, Shape, Value, Texture, and Color.
 
Art Mediums used: Graphite Pencils, Charcoal, Pastels, Ink, Watercolor, Acrylic Paint, Collage.

Syllabus

Week 1: Art Elements & Techniques
Week 2: Fantasy & You
Week 3: Correspondence with Memory
Week 4: Stories Through the Lens
Week 5: Inside the Space
Week 6: Personal Collections
Week 7: The Artist Critique
5 Student
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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Finished
Subject Visual Arts
Provider Coursera
Language English
Certificates Certificate Available
Hours 5-7 hours a week
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
Chelsea completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Loved this course! I was hoping for more fundamentals in drawing/painting but got other mediums. I still thoroughly enjoyed the coursework, class layout and especially the interaction. This course left me with an understanding of different mediums, their history and artists of each movement and the confidence to share Read More
Loved this course! I was hoping for more fundamentals in drawing/painting but got other mediums. I still thoroughly enjoyed the coursework, class layout and especially the interaction. This course left me with an understanding of different mediums, their history and artists of each movement and the confidence to share my work with others. The student grading platform was at first daunting but turned out to be one of the highlights of the course. Some of us students who met on the forums decided to keep it going and formed a Facebook group with ongoing art lessons :). Highly recommended.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful
4 years ago
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Anonymous completed this course.
I liked this course despite of not learning professional techniques to being able to make a realistic portrait or still life. But who cares? I had so much fun just creating!!! My fantastic art was inspired by great Mark Shagall and Salvadore Dali, the postcard - by Eleanor Antin and her travelling boots, the portrait I Read More
I liked this course despite of not learning professional techniques to being able to make a realistic portrait or still life. But who cares? I had so much fun just creating!!! My fantastic art was inspired by great Mark Shagall and Salvadore Dali, the postcard - by Eleanor Antin and her travelling boots, the portrait I made - by Dorothea Lange.

Remarkable people, unforgettable art and stories. This is what this course was about - TELLING THE STORIES WITH YOUR HEART!
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3 years ago
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Aana completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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