Who? This class is for Upper-Intermediate members. What is art? Most of us aren’t too sure. We either love it or we hate it, but we probably don’t understand it. Modern art, especially. Paint randomly splattered on a canvas, a porcelain toilet in the middle of a museum. Whether we understand it or not, art has the power of creating emotions and thoughts inside of us that are unexpected and new. The feelings that art inspires are a gift that we need to be able to share with others. If we understand art, then we can communicate our thoughts and feelings to others so that others can share in the experience.
What? In this class we’ll discuss our opinions about art in general, its purpose in society and for the individual. Next, we’ll look at several paintings and learn some useful vocabulary for describing a picture. From these paintings, we will see the particular time periods and philosophies each represents. Finally, we’ll practice what we’ve learned by selling a painting to an art dealer.
Maximum Students 10