I’m starting a new course on Monday with the California Institute of the Arts (through Coursera) called Live!: A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers.
Explore art history from the artist’s perspective. Learn how contemporary artists, animators and gamers work from the art of the past as part of their creative process, while building your own skills in visual analysis and creative and critical thinking.
I’m really excited about the content of the course as well as the opportunity to learn from a school on the other side of the continent. If you’re not familiar with it, CalArt was founded and created by Walt Disney in the early 1960s.
The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) has earned an international reputation as the leading college of the visual and performing arts in the United States, and was recently ranked as America’s top college for students in the arts by Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions.