The past informs the present … In all forms of artmaking and design, understanding the past is essential — not only as a resource, but also to create something new. Examining movements and works of art can prompt you to take a deeper look at the way you work, enhance your learning, and provide a context with which to make your own work.

This fall, we’ve paired art history courses with studio courses to help enrich your visual language.

The History of Art / Making Art

Art History: Medieval to Modern

Visual Art: Introduction

Open Studio: Drawing

For the Collector (and Artful Collector)

Collecting Art: The Auction House

The Artful Collector: Composing, Drawing + Painting Your Personal Collections

Taking Pictures / Sourcing Images

Photography Foundations: Black-and-White

Sourcing Photographs for Your Artwork

Fashion History and Fashion Drawing

Fashion History: 1900-Present

Fashion Drawing: Introduction

Metalworking: Historical Context + Contemporary Creation

Silver: A Brief History

Jewelry + Light Metals I: Materials and Techniques

Evolution of Pattern

Textiles: A Retrospective

Surface Pattern Design: From Concept to Market