https://class.coursera.org/art-001/class/index (not too late to join)
The first optional art assignment was to make a self-portrait. Couldnt help but to prefer some sort of scrapbooking.
I actually registered for that class, although I don't think I'm going to have the time to participate.
Wow really? That's a shame. Though there's always next fall.
That's an interesting take on a self-portrait. I like how instead of just drawing a picture of the PHYSICAL you, you illustrated who YOU really are as a person. Cool.
This course looks great! Since I am in the middle of moving to another state, can't sign up right now, but maybe next year! Thanks for telling us about it.
@Cheryl Thanks! Though I wasnt the only one who thought of it.
(and for some strange reason I dont feel like drawing faces)
@Nan They say the next one is in autumn. It will surely only become better. Good luck with your move!
I love your self portrait!
This course looks great. Maybe I will sign up in the Fall.
@Mary Yay! There's even talk of a follow up course.
@Elizabeth Thanks Elizabeth!
That is very cool. Thanks for sharing! I love those free online courses!
@Kimberlee Oh yeah! Wish there were more patterned after the coursera, meaning real time and with deadlines and stuff. I need the discipline. XP
Thanks for sharing this!
Here are some lesson I have found:
Unfortunately, you can find ALL kinds of open-course studies for mathematics and science topics, but not a whole lot for art. I wish open-courseware were something that more art institutes, colleges, and universities would jump on.
I think we'll hopefully be seeing more in the future Mollie. Online courses are still relatively new, so I haven't given up hope yet!
@Mollie Thanks so much! XD (signs up) This looks so much better than the Sylor.org online art history course (nevertheless, it was very interesting, in case you want to give it a try.) I think I may want to work toward a degree.
Btw, the coursera intro art class is coming to a close. It wasnt comprehensive but it was fun, mostly contemporary. We got so addicted to the weekly challenge that we got one of the more experienced classmates to set up a facebook group.