Introduction to Art History IV--Contemporary Art (1960-Today) FLEX
Spend six weeks learning about the contemporary foundations of art today with a college professor, from Andy Warhol to Banksy, in this FLEX class!
Molly McGill, M.A.
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Completed by 11 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class
Over 6 weeks
No live meetings
Welcome to an Introduction to Contemporary Art! In this course, students will learn the foundations of contemporary art, which is considered to be art from the 1960s to the present day. The art of this period is fraught with identity politics, struggle with traditional art institutions and ideas, and discoveries of new media, all of which will be discussed in this class. Students will learn about twelve different art movements through lectures, discussions, and a handful of outside...
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.
College Professor, Art Historian, Writing Coach, Animation Historian, Disney Expert
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
810 total reviews
820 completed classes
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...