Well the time has come for me to go back to Skool!!!
I love learning and I love learning using the online platform http://www.Coursera.org. They offer a large variety of online courses from universities around the world for free! Yes, for free!! From business to art and pretty much everything in between. Of course I am mostly interested in taking art courses, and I have already taken a few of them over the last few years. This has also allowed me to meet some amazing people from around the world who are taking the same classes as me and with whom I have stayed in contact with to share our experiences and work… It’s so kool to meet people all over the globe who share an interest in the same subjects as I do and who are pursuing their art dreams too. At the moment, I am taking two art classes – check them out and join in if you like because Skool is Kool!!!
In The Studio : Postwar abstract Art – The Museum of Modern Art
Introduction to Image Making – California institute of the Arts
In other news, I have just gotten back to a very exciting Curators Workshop facilitated by Judith Williams, which started in the Fall and will continue until the end of May at The Cortes Island Museum. The workshop consists of curating the summer season’s upcoming show on Refugee Cove. I have learned a lot already and am very excited for the end results; I also look forward to sharing the show with you all. It’s a great team to be working with and a great opportunity to learn skills which I am sure to use in my future. xoxo
School is a strange thing !!! When you choose what you want to learn its amazing how fun it can be.In February (past and present) I have been inclined to take some online classes I seem to enjoy the courses I choose to take a lot.So today as I finish up week 3 I thought I would share the 4 online classes I have been doing from http://www.coursera.org .
-Modern Art+ Ideas
-Seeing Through Photograph
-Art + Activity :Interactive
These 3 classes are from MOMA
-Giving 2.0 The MOOC from Stanford University
Coursera is a great place to try courses for free that you are interested in.You can get certification that you completed them, I choose not to ,there is deadlines ,quizzes and discussions. It’s up to you to complete it your way .It’s Great and Inspirational you are also in class online with thousands of other people interested in the same things as you.School Is Kool !!!
They say it’s the month of LOVE !!! I say every month and every day should be spent doing something you love.
Creativity -the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
Every February I take a moment out getting past the resolution’s and moving forward with a new year it always seems like a good time to tie up loose ends and learn some new stuff or get requited with some personal goals.One thing I have been doing for the last many years is taken a few courses online.This year is no different. As I move forward with stage 4 of “That Wall” which includes assembling the art installation,mastering of the sound track,and preparing the art for the up coming shows and CD release,all to be announced before Spring.I have also started a few new online classes from MOMA to keep the creativity flowing.I well also be starting a drawing class on Cortes Island (a personal goal)and continuing of course art classes on Thursday with Lisa Gibbon . I look forward to sharing some new pieces I am working on. Continuing to grow,learn and share,are a few of the things I love.