In this session, you will: 
Watch

Videos introducing you to the course and to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

Read

About how your work will be evaluated in the course.

Discuss

Introduce yourself and meet your classmates in the Orientation Discussion.

Big Idea 

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT AND HOW DO I TAKE IT?

Welcome to the online course, Art + Process: Creating a Body of Work, brought to you by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In this course, you’ll explore the works of several contemporary artists working with a variety of techniques. You’ll experiment with these artists’ techniques, ideas, and concepts by creating artworks of your own, inspired by their work. These experimental art projects will help you find an idea that you’ll develop into a body of work. Get ready to play with new ideas, create, have fun, and talk with other students about the process of making art!

This orientation session will introduce you to the course and make sure you are comfortable navigating activities. You’ll learn how your work will be assessed, as well as tips for being a successful student in an online learning community. To get started, click on the Activity 1 icon above.

Materials: sketchbook, pencils/pens, camera