Arts, Crafts & Photography
Art can seem so far removed from our everyday experience that it is hard to understand. Contemporary art can be especially difficult to the point of questioning it being art at all. Delve into a wide range of particularly thorny art issues, explain much-bandied-about but little-understood concepts such as “conceptual art,” “new media art,” “business art,” and more, as well as explore the central question of “What makes it art?” Join instructor Tamora Martin-Kowalski for an interactive and lively exploration of the enigmatic and surprisingly relevant arts of our time.
*This course will be offered online via Zoom. A meeting link and login information will be emailed to registrants within 1 week of the course start date.
The writings of Edgar Allan Poe influenced artists like Henri Matisse and Paul Gauguin to create paintings. Gertrude Stein once told Picasso that he abstracted art the way she abstracted her writing. Throughout history several famous writers and artists have influenced each other's creations. This presentation will focus on the influences between pairs like: Eugene Delacroix and Charles Baudelaire, Auguste Rodin and Rainer Maria Rilke, Roger Fry and Virginia Woolf, Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein.
*This course will be offered online via Zoom. A meeting link and login information will be emailed to registrants within one week of the course start date.
Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic techniques and basic composition principles with instructor Walt Calahan. You will need your digital camera and its manual.
Live interactive sessions with the instructor will be held online via Zoom, with additional course content available online through Canvas.