Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe
Course #: EDUC_714J
Semester Credits: 3
This course is designed to take you on a journey through the life and work of contemporary Artist Georgia O'Keeffe (1887 – 1986), from her birth to death, and on to her legacy of today. We begin with O'Keeffe’s family life, where she grew up in the Midwest, and the education and encouragement she received. We look at her early adult years struggling to get a higher education so she could teach art to make a living, and how she struggled to keep practicing art while never giving up her dream of becoming a professional artist. We get a glimpse of her personal and professional relationships throughout her life and how these affected her progress. We see how her professional career was built through hard work in the studio, the creative process, gallery and museum exhibitions, Alfred Stieglitz, publicity, the critics, the art collectors, and the times in which she lived.
This course presents basic and detailed information on Georgia O'Keeffe through the use of biographical and art historical materials, reproductions of paintings, and drawings. We examine the creative process and the historical context in which her art was produced with an emphasis on the importance of Georgia O'Keeffe’s work today and how you can use this information in the classroom.
This course is applicable towards the following certificate(s):
*Art History and Appreciation for the Classroom
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