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Introduction to Art History III: Modern Art--Impressionism to Abstraction (Flex)

Explore the development of Modern art in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a college professor! Is it art? Let's find out in this FLEX class!
Molly McGill, M.A.
740 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 23 learners
No live meetings
Over 6 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Aug 15

Aug 15 - Sep 26 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time

Mon Sep 5

Sep 5 - Oct 17 (6 weeks)
Flexible Time
Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

In this course, students will learn about contemporary art movements and be able to comprehend the art they see around them every day! Skills developed include:
--critical thinking
--descriptive writing and discussions
--identity politics and discussions of diversity
--engagement with various media formats
I have been teaching introductory art history courses at the undergraduate level for three years now and one of the biggest complaints I get from my own students, who are primarily college freshman and sophomores, is that they were not exposed to the arts sooner. I wanted to develop this introductory course for middle and high schoolers so that they could have a foundation for talking about the arts earlier than at the college level and be exposed to history in a new way! Additionally, I have been teaching on Modern art at a local museum for about six months, as well as this being my Master's program focus and I would love to share what I love with a younger audience! 
Homework will include minor art or research assignments each week, totaling 1-2 hours outside of classtime
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners are assessed on their engagement with the material and their responses to the prompts each week. Grading available upon request.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Some artwork my contain scenes of violence or nudity.


Molly McGill, M.A.
Lives in the United States
College Professor, Art Historian, Writing Coach, Animation Historian, Disney Expert
740 total reviews
658 completed classes

About Me

Hello Outschool families! My name is Molly McGill and I am so excited to be teaching on the Outschool platform and sharing what I love with students from all over the world. I earned my Masters in art history from the University of Colorado, where... 
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