Moma Free Online Creative Courses
New York’s world famous Museum of Modern Art is running five free online courses during July. If you’ve got some spare time on your hands (or you’re in lockdown in Victoria), you can learn about fashion, photography, contemporary art, abstract painting and modern art theory – all for free and all at your own pace.
Fashion as Design will teach you to appreciate and contextualise both everyday and high-end fashion. You’ll learn about the history of garments and style, find out how fashion ties into history, politics, economics and culture, and get insight into the life cycle of clothing from production to consumption. It’s perfect for any emerging designers, label founders and other fashion-industry hopefuls.
Modern Art & Ideas is a great entry-level course for anyone hoping to gain a broad understanding of modern artists and their influences. While What is Contemporary Art? is a quick way to bring yourself up to speed with contemporary art forms and find inspiration for your own creative projects. You’ll learn about 3D-printed sculptures, museum performances, portraits and even art created by artificial intelligence.
For budding (or established) photographers, Seeing Through Photographs will help you understand photography’s role in modern culture and learn how context influences the ways images are produced and received. You’ll also find out how to experiment with photography and develop skills to better analyse images.
There’s also In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting, which offers insight into some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century – Yayoi Kusama, Jackson Pollock, Ad Reinhardt and more.
Courses are offered in several languages, run completely online and all take 24 hours or less to finish.