World Art History Certificate: Elective Courses
The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia
All-Day Tour

Matisses, Modiglianis, and Monets are among the treasures found in the downtown home of the Barnes collection. Join art historian Bonita Billman to view the museum’s stunning post-impressionist and early-modern works. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
All-Day Tour

Led by tour leader Bill Keene, explore spectacular Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterwork of organic architecture and only remaining major residence with its setting, original furnishings, and artworks intact. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Lessons in Genre Painting from Vermeer
8-Session Weekend Course

The ideal complement to the National Gallery’s exhibit Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting, this intermediate course explores the artist’s paintings and the distinctive techniques that you can incorporate into in your own work. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 7 to December 9, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 11 and Nov. 25)
Introduction to Sculpture
8-Session Afternoon Course

Here’s an ideal opportunity to explore the history, basic materials, and methods of sculpture through hands-on studio work in a variety of media and lectures. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Tuesday, October 10 to December 5, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Mosaics: Ancient Motifs, Modern Materials
8-Session Evening Course

Students create a modern interpretation of a classical mosaic design using unglazed ceramic porcelain, an ideal material to mimic the look of traditional mosaics. The class includes a review of the history of mosaics to provide an understanding of classical design and fabrication. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Tuesday, October 10 to December 5, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 21)
Introduction to Sculpture
8-Session Evening Course

Here’s an ideal opportunity to explore the history, basic materials, and methods of sculpture through hands-on studio work in a variety of media and lectures. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Thursday, October 12 to December 7, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Color Theory
8-Session Evening Course

Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experimentation, students enhance their experience of color as they learn about the color wheel, the Munsell color chart, and the attributes of value, chroma, and hue. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Thursday, October 12 to December 7, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Matisse and Picasso: Artistic Rivalry and Mutual Inspiration

In this richly illustrated daylong program, explore the important works made by both of these seminal artists, and how their mutual influence, respect, and rivalry served to make each other’s work richer. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Learn To Paint From the Impressionists
8-Session Afternoon Course

By viewing paintings at the National Gallery of Art and hands on-practice in the studio, discover the techniques that artists like Monet, Renoir, and Degas used to created their signature styles—and learn to apply them to your own art. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, October 16 to December 4, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art: Or, Who Was Fibonacci and What Did He Do for Art?
2-Session Daytime Course

Through lectures and drawing exercises, learn how Renaissance artists used the Golden Ratio, the Rule of Thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral—as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your own compositions, no matter the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Tuesday, October 17 and 24, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Design and Architecture in Focus: The High Line, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, and Yale
Overnight Tour

Explore the creative synergies between architecture and design as you spend two fascinating days in New York City and Connecticut in a tour led by architecture and urban studies specialist Bill Keene. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Depart: Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 11:00 p.m.
Washington’s Mosaics: Treasures in Unexpected Places
All-Day Tour

Join mosaic artist Bonnie Fitzgerald for an inside look at a variety of mosaic treasures at notable public sites, contemporary spaces, and federal and private buildings that contain unexpected gems. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Portugal’s Golden Ages: An Artistic and Cultural Mosaic

Portugal’s famous voyages of exploration in the 15th century led to the creation of global maritime trading empires in Asia, Africa, and Brazil and fabulous wealth in the homeland. Art historian Lawrence Butler explores the art and architecture of Portugal and its dependencies during several of the country’s golden ages. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
From Neoclassicism to Romanticism

Neoclassicism focused on order and the enduring values of Greece and Rome. Romanticism embraced exotic scenes and studies of nature. Art historian Joseph Cassar explores the artistic and cultural highlights of the two movements, from the Enlightenment to the age of revolutions, and their lasting impact on Western artists. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Composition
2-Session Weekend Course

This two­-session workshop examines fundamental concepts of composition and their practical application in studio-art practice, offering participants tools to enrich their own work as well to analyze and appreciate visual art in general. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Saturday, October 28 and November 4, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photography: A Hands-on History
6-Session Weekend Course

Trace the development of photography in this unique course led by art historian and photographer Patricia Howard. Sessions are enhanced by a hands-on component in which students create their own imagery using the techniques and processes of the 19th and 20th centuries. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Sunday, October 29 to December 10, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)
Visual Literacy: The Art of Seeing

In an illustrated daylong program, art historian Lisa Passaglia Bauman explains how art communicates, how to analyze and interpret it, and how it reveals something about the society that produced it. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tiffany at the Corning Museum of Glass
4-Day Tour

The stunning exhibition Tiffany’s Glass Mosaics is the centerpiece of a glass-lover’s dream visit to Corning. The four-day tour, led by museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker, offers participants a true insider’s experience and many curator-conducted sessions. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Depart: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 8:30 p.m.
The Spell of Vermeer

A master of light and color, Vermeer created a timeless world in which the smallest actions took on a beauty beyond their commonplace settings. Explore his artistry and legacy with art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Scandinavian Art and Architecture: Modern Aesthetic and Traditional Heart

Scandinavians are renowned internationally for their modern aesthetic and innovations in architecture and design. Explore the creative contributions of the region’s beautiful cities with art historian Karin Alexis. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Olmec Culture: Monuments, Masterpieces, and Mysteries

More than 30,000 years ago, important centers of Olmec culture flourished along the Gulf of Mexico. George L. Scheper of Johns Hopkins University provides a cultural overview of these achievements, and examines the Olmecs’ relationship and influence on neighboring civilizations. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Early-Renaissance Florence and Siena: Dueling Artistic Traditions

Lisa Baumann, professor of art history at George Mason University, explores the stylistic differences among artists working in the city-states of Florence and Siena at the cusp of the Renaissance. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.