Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation is a class designed to teach you Art History and Contemporary Art. You will gain an understanding of the timeline of Art over History and be able to compare and contrast Historical Artists with Contemporary Artists who are working in similar ways at different points in time.

Each week you will get a handout and an online video session about the weekly topic. Each topic compares two artists, one from art history and one contemporary, living artist. I will compare and contrast the two artists via Zoom session.

Each Topic has its own page on the website where you can find extra information and videos about the artists. After the session you can write a comment or make a piece of art that reflects your understanding of the subject.

About this class

The class is designed with a weekly lesson emphasizing an artist or art movement, along with video interviews and zoom sessions on weekly topics. There will also be a an activity each week which will be related to that week's topic.

As an online student, you will receive weekly emails detailing the coming topic, providing feedback and a link to the course page which will contain lots of readings and activities about that week's topic.

We will also offer a session each week delivered by computer to hear a little about the topic from me, and to enable discussion among classmates.

Weekly Zoom Session

Each week will feature a Zoom session a video conference that we can do from your home. You can log on at 1 pm Thursdays. You will receive an email link or you can jump on Just prior to the session, click here:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16699006833,5029535925# or +16468769923,5029535925#

Or Telephone:

+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)

+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 502 953 5925

International numbers available:

Or Skype for Business (Lync):

You may be asked to download a program. When you download the program once, you will not have to do it again on your computer.

NOTE: Some people who do not have a webcam or microphone will call in AND view on video. This way, you can see what we are doing and communicate with us.

Do you have a mobile device? Then go to the app store and download the free Zoom app and set it up. Then, when you click on the link it will automatically open in the app. Or, just as easy, open the app and tap join a meeting, then add the meeting ID (919 195 9460). Hope to see you there!!!