Art Today courses are year long discussion groups. With no set programme, the course material and topics considered develop from current events in the art world, from Auckland, New Zealand, New York, London, Sydney or anywhere. The discussion covers exhibitions to visit locally, and interesting art places to visit overseas. Class trips are made to galleries in Auckland, and students have the opportunity to visit art events in other places with the group. There are no examinations, and students are encouraged to learn at their own pace. While enrolments are for one year, students tend to continue year after year as they gain in confidence.


From Art History to Art Today:

Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm, weekly Tutors: Lois Perry; Claire Chamberlain (half each) 4 terms with 9 classes each term (8 in Term 4), begins Thursday 14 February 2019.

An introduction course for those new to art. This course introduces the major art movements of the 20th Century, and develops students understanding of the connections between the art of today and the history and politics driving the art of “yesterday” - here in New Zealand and around the world. The course introduces people to the art world in Auckland, New Zealand, and around the world.

Art Today Weekly:

Wednesday 10:00am - 12:00pm Tutors: Lois Perry (half of classes); Claire Chamberlain, Mary Robinson. This class is suitable for 2018 AT1 and AT2 students. Others on application. 4 terms with 9 classes each term (8 in Term 4), begins Wednesday 13 February 2019.

This weekly class will discuss some (but not all) of the “big umbrella” topics such as Earth Art, Performance, Minimalism, Painting, Conceptual Art, the Body in Art, Sculpture… We ask – when, where, why, how, who?

Art Today Fortnightly A & B:

Wednesday 12:45pm - 2:45pm Tutors: Lois Perry (half of classes); Claire Chamberlain, Mary Robinson. These fortnightly classes are suitable for 2018 AT 3/4 students and AT5 (Perennials) and AT6 (Perpetuals). Others on application. 4 terms with 5 classes each term (4 in Term 4), A begins 13 February 2019 and B begins 20 February 2019.

We will consider and contextualise art works and exhibitions as they occur in New Zealand and internationally. In class discussion we learn from each other and look for connections – links to history, society, politics, language, place, space, and the inexpressible qualities of “good” art.

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