Mini Courses

Art history classes and boring lectures are passé. Mini courses that connect art history to your life with self-paced learning delivered in 10-minute segments with stories, interactive images, collages and videos are where it's at. Expand your perspectives by learning something new. Online. Anytime. Accessible from your laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Art-Shorts Live!

Interactive conversations about unique works of art. Online, in real time, guided by an art-enthusiast/instructor. Get the inside scoop on interesting, sometimes controversial artworks and artists. Expand your knowledge about art and culture. No prior art history knowledge needed! Bring your curiosity. One-hour in length. Best experienced on desktop, laptop or tablet.

Deep Dives

Deep Dives dig deep into focused areas of art-history. Self-paced, divided into 8 modules, courses include videos, images, interactive content, assignments and more. Gain advanced knowledge of art and culture, sharpen your skills of interpretation and analysis. Online. Anytime. Accessible from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Expand Your Mind

  • Get Inspired

    Art is about storytelling, we bring the compelling stories of art history to life by engaging you in the story. Reflection activities built into our courses and conversations guide you to discover new pathways to inspiration and creativity.

  • Develop Skills

    Looking at and studying art improves observation, analytical and critical thinking skills; it’s why medical schools across the U.S. have added arts appreciation to their curriculum. Our courses do the same, encouraging observation and reflection while honing your skills of analysis and critical thinking.

  • Gain New Perspectives

    Exploring art and its history encourages you to see things differently, have more empathy and perspective by considering views of different cultures, subjects and people through artists’ perspectives. Expand your thinking by reflecting on art across cultures, groups and nations.

Meet Your Instructor

Debbie Morrison

I love art and sharing it with others. As a museum-lover, docent and educator I saw how people wanted to learn about and engage with art but couldn’t because of the barriers inherent to museums and cultural institutions. I started Art History for Real to change how people experience art by providing approachable, unique online courses and conversations.

My goal is to make art history relevant to your life—to inspire, sharpen and stimulate. I’ve put my 20+ years-experience developing curriculum, Master’s Degree in Education, Certificate in Museum Studies and in-progress Master’s in Art History to work, to create approachable, enriching learning experiences. I look forward to sharing the inspirational world of art history with you!
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