Learn about seven phenomenal artists and their art. Get the inside scoop on the art, culture and social movements and find out why these women are so kickass! Expand your perspectives by exploring art and culture through the lens of seven artists' awesome lives. Get inspired to move towards something new!

Course Aims

  • Learn about the art of 7 kickass artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Tarsila and Amrita Sher-Gil through their compelling life stories

  • Explore ideas about GREAT artists through the lens of the controversial essay "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?"

  • Apply a new approach, strategy or point of view by discovering how the art and inspirational lives of these kickass artists is relevant to you!

  • Discover how these kickass artists’ relationships, search for cultural identity, and agency affected their creativity and career paths

  • Recognize unique art movements: Harlem Renaissance, Brazilian Modernism, Colour-Field Painting & more

What to Expect

  • Flexible Learning

    Course takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete with learning divided into 10-minute segments for ultimate flexibility! Do one segment a day or all at once. Customize your own learning path.

  • Thoughtful Activities

    Reflection questions and activities connect art and its stories to your life while giving insight into different cultures, points-of-view and ways of looking at life now. Expand perspectives by exploring the lives of these 7 awesome artists. Get motivated to move towards something new!

  • Awesome Content

    Content includes: 30+ images, videos exploring artworks, interactive digital collages, video-guided creative exploration, downloadable guides and more. Designed to expand your thinking and creativity by making art and these kickass artists’ stories relevant to you!

What's Included!

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    7 Kickass Artists

    • Sofonisba Anguissola: Renaissance Woman

    • Explore Sofonisba's Painting 'The Chess Game'

    • Augusta Savage: Harlem Champion

    • Reflection Activity: Explore Concept of Agency

    • Tarsila do Amaral: Simply 'Tarsila'

    • Explore Tarsila's Life Story & Art

    • Amrita Sher-Gil: Rebel!

    • Video: The ‘Salon’

    • Reflection Activity: Cultural Identity

    • Camille Claudel: Sculptor Extraordinaire

    • Activity: Observe and Interpret a Sculpture by Camille Claudel

    • Georgia O'Keeffe: The Original Badass

    • Explore Georgia O'Keeffe's Studio & Hear Georgia Share Part of her Story

    • Helen Frankenthaler: "My Way"

    • Activity: Look, Reflect & Sketch (or Write)

  • 3

    Conclusion and Resources: Be Awesome!

    • Conclusion: Go Forth and Be Awesome!

    • PDF Essay: "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?"

    • More to Explore! PDF Resource List

Meet Your Instructor

Hi! I hope you will enjoy this course as much as I enjoyed creating it for you! I love art and sharing it with others, and I am super excited about 7 Kickass Women in Art History! Not only have these artists created awesome works of art, but they have compelling stories to tell.

I created this course and the others at Art History For Real because as a museum-lover, docent and educator, I saw, and still see how people want to engage with and learn about art but can’t because of the barriers within cultural institutions. That’s why I started Art History for Real, to change how people like you experience art. My goal is to make the art and the women in this course relevant to your life—to inspire, sharpen and stimulate.

I look forward to meeting you in the course community forum, and hearing your thoughts on these 7 awesome artists!

Learn about 7 artists whose creativity and tenacity left us with not only remarkable works of art, but inspiring life stories that spark new ways of thinking, creating & living!

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