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Art History - Renaissance Art to Present

Online Course

09 October–19 November 2019

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course 0 img Art History: Renaissance Art to Present explores the highlights of European and American art from the early Renaissance to 19th century Romanticism and through to the Modern Age. Focusing on the paintings of masters including Giotto, Dürer, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Delacroix, Manet, Gauguin, Picasso, Pollock, Warhol, and others, you discover the impact of the classical past, the interrelationship between stylistic developments, and the broader cultural, intellectual, and historical context in which art emerged. This course emphasizes the technical progress that defines each historical era, revealing the fascinating aesthetic advancements made possible by the materials and methods available in each art period. For those new to art history, this course provides a solid underpinning for analyzing, interpreting, and appreciating paintings.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Art as a Global Business - Dynamics of the Art Market

Online Course

09 October–19 November 2019

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course 0 img Art as a Global Business: Dynamics of the Art Market reveals the networks, concepts, and specialized terminology of the often-secretive international art market and offers an introduction to the commercial structures through which art flows. Course discussions outline how these commercial structures relate to each other and analyze the people, institutions, and organizations that comprise art business. Lastly, by emphasizing the effects of pricing, value formation, and globalization on the art market, course lectures assist you in understanding and identifying the risks and challenges that contribute to the ever-changing nature of the commercial art market.

Course fees: $1,485.00

The Intelligent Eye - The Art of Collecting

Online Course

09 October–19 November 2019

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course 0 img The ever-changing global landscape of today’s art market, with its international art fairs and dizzying calendar of live and online auctions, presents more opportunities than ever to buy art. This course offers professional insights on how to navigate this fast-paced international marketplace as a collector. Discussions include how to determine a collection focus, differentiating price from value, due diligence checklists, issues surrounding authenticity, as well as simple tips for inventory management. Using a variety of resources, you embark on a virtual “shopping trip,” applying basic collecting guidelines and comparative strategies to make a hypothetical acquisition for your collection. This course introduces valuable strategies for focus and discernment as you build your collection.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Determining Value - An Appraiser’s Perspective

Online Course

09 October–19 November 2019

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course 0 img An artwork can have many lives, and many more values, depending on how, when, and where it is bought or sold. To fully appreciate how prices and valuations are determined, this course explores various definitions of value, as well as the factors that can create (or detract from) value. From an appraiser’s perspective, you learn how to properly research an object from “start to finish” to determine market price and understand the impact condition can have on value. Through presentations and interviews with industry experts, course lectures explore the pros and cons of different sale models, including a sale at public auction and the gallery level, and advise on how to keep track of values in the fast-paced global art market. This course also outlines what to look for when evaluating different media, including paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints, and deepens your understanding of how to evaluate an artwork on your own.

Course fees: $1,485.00

The Art of Buying and Selling at Auction

Online Course

09 October–05 November 2019

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course 0 img What does it take to buy and sell successfully at auction? This course offers an insider’s perspective on the thrilling, fast-paced world of art auctions, taking you behind the scenes to learn from top professionals at one of the world’s premier auction houses. The course will examine such questions as, who are the key players in an auction house, and what do they do? What are the different factors that determine the price of art, and how are values assigned? How has the internet changed the role of auctions in today’s art market? By the end of the course, you will master such concepts as commissions, reserves, guarantees, and irrevocable bids. Perfect for aspiring collectors, dealers, or the curious, this course will enable participants to approach art auctions with the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed.

Course fees: $1,115.00

Art History Intensive - 1860 to Today

Online Course

16 October–10 December 2019

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course 0 img How does a work of art become an integral part of art history? This 8-week intensive course offers an introduction to the histories of Modern and contemporary art and provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills of art history. Focusing on critical figures including Manet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Koons, as well as essential styles and movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, this course moves from charting the rise of Impressionism in modern 19th century Paris to examining the impact of globalization on art practice in the 21st century. Illuminating the fundamentals of art historical method and scholarly research, each week’s online discussions and activities lead you through the relevant themes of a particular period while also introducing skills such as formal analysis, bibliographic research, argumentation, and application of theory.

Course fees: $1,860.00

History of Interior Design - 1715 to Today

Online Course

16 October–10 December 2019

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course 0 img This 8-week intensive course is a survey of the major design styles and movements in Europe and America since the mid-18th Century. Course lectures explore the shift in design from royal or ecclesiastical patronage to designs geared towards more personal, practical, and conceptual tastes. Important design styles and movements, such as rococo, neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Modernism will be considered, as well as the impact of the Industrial Revolution and globalization. Additionally, this course examines the emergence of interior design as a profession at the turn of the 20th Century and explores innovations in design today. Each week will focus on a selection of case studies that will be contextualized through lectures, readings, and online group discussions.

Course fees: $1,860.00

Art History - Egyptian Art to Pop, The Key Movements

Online Course

30 October–10 December 2019

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course 0 img Art history is more than names, dates, and movements— it is about the unexpected connections that create its complex narrative. From Egypt’s mythic symbolism to Warhol’s pop sensibility, this course invites you to study significant artists and examine key art objects that illustrate and explain the unfolding of Western art history. As there is never a single way to interpret an art object, course lectures provide diverse contexts and ways of looking, guiding you toward developing an independent and confident approach to looking at—and finding meaning in—works of art. For those passionate about art, Art History: Egyptian Art to Pop, The Key Movements offers a solid education on how to analyze, interpret, and appreciate art.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Introduction to Curating

Online Course

30 October–10 December 2019

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course 0 img Curating plays an integral role in presenting art in contemporary culture—yet few outside its ranks exactly know what goes into the curation of a top-tier exhibit. This course provides an immersive encounter with curatorial practice in today’s art world, with an emphasis on curating contemporary art. Through thoughtful analysis of what successful curating looks like, you will develop the skills needed to navigate the field, from understanding the role of the curator to planning an exhibition. Introduction to Curating discusses the history of curating as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of a curator and examines how a curator builds a museum-quality collection. This course also explores the way the field is changing and addresses the increasingly complex nature of exhibiting art.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Introduction to Contemporary Art

Online Course

30 October–10 December 2019

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course 0 img As contemporary art continues to evolve and challenge, it finds new ways to engage the viewer. Introduction to Contemporary Art provides you with a roadmap for understanding contemporary art by examining critical works by artists including Donald Judd, Barbara Kruger, Tania Bruguera, and Alfredo Jaar, among many others. Through lectures and discussions, this course captures contemporary art’s complex trajectory, exploring the central themes, as well as the ideas behind some of the most important works of the past 60 years. By carefully studying the context of contemporary art, you will gain an appreciation of the impact that momentous social, political, and cultural events have had in inspiring dramatic innovation in the arts. At the end of the course, you will have acquired a comfort level with artworks that might have previously seemed challenging or inaccessible.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Running a Contemporary Gallery

Online Course

30 October–10 December 2019

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course 0 img As the landscape for art expands, the contemporary art market’s unprecedented growth calls for a more in-depth look at the central role of the gallery. This course explores the high stakes world of art galleries, integrating real-world examples with critical thinking around topics that shape the gallery business, including the increasingly integral role of art fairs. Running a Contemporary Gallery equips those considering a career in the field with practical knowledge of the day-to-day functioning and the strategic operations of a gallery, including managing artists and clients, preparing for and participating in art fairs, negotiating relationships with other players in the art market, and marketing through online channels.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Writing for the Art World - From Idea to Submission

Online Course

30 October–10 December 2019

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course 0 img Art may go beyond words, but it also demands to be documented, discussed, and better understood through written language. Writing for the Art World: From Idea to Submission explores a range of writing styles and genres, from artist’s statements and proposals to press releases, catalog entries, and short and long-form criticism. Through practice exercises and workshop-style critiques, this course guides you to express your ideas about art with clarity and style. By requiring weekly writing assignments with one-to-one feedback, you move through the various stages of developing a text, from idea to submission. This hands-on approach provides you with the diverse writing techniques necessary for translating visual art into written language, as well as the practical strategies for communicating more effectively with potential audiences. You also review significant texts on art, from poetic statements to critical analyses. The course is taught in English, and a good, working knowledge of written and spoken English is required.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Navigating Today’s Art World - From Studios to Art Fairs

Online Course

30 October–10 December 2019

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course 0 img From record-setting auctions to celebrity artists, to the increasing presence of art fairs and galleries in major cities—today's fast-paced art world can be a challenge. Navigating Today’s Art World: From Studio to Art Fairs defines the different institutions in both the commercial and nonprofit sectors of the global art infrastructure, and offers a deeper understanding of the methods and motivations that drive the business and viewership of art. This comprehensive review puts you on the right track to operate with increased expertise within the art world. Ideal for those new to the business of art, or looking to make a career change, this 6-week course acts as a foundational business course, and we recommend starting here before moving on to our more specialized courses.

Course fees: $1,485.00