Program Dates, Times & Details

Session Dates

Session I: July 6 – 31, 2020
Duration: 4 weeks
Live (Synchronous) Session Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. EST
Cost: $344
Course Number: 72730

Dates & Deadlines  Registration Information

Course Description:

This class will explore Universal ideas that reoccur in both the art of the past and contemporary culture.  It will examine the relationships between the Venus of Willendorf, Andy Warhol’s Marilyn, and the Playboy Bunny as well as discuss idealization of the human form in both Super Heroes and the art of Classical Greece.

Experience in Art or Art History is not required

In this class we will explore questions such as:

  • What themes, concerns, and issues of art persist and reoccur across time, places and cultures?
  • What changes do we see in what is considered to be ideal form.
  • What incidents in history influence an artist’s concerns, efforts and worldview?
  • Are there really “universal” issues in art and if so, why?

The class will look at images from traditional art, film, comics, advertising, and contemporary culture. Participants will gain both visual and conceptual understanding of the art and artifacts created by past cultures and how they shape our views of the human condition today.

Program & Technology Requirements

Required Technology

  • Reliable internet access
  • Minimally, a laptop with webcam and audio. (Best would be a monitor connected to laptop or desktop)


Carmel Nicoletti

Carmel Nicoletti has been teaching art and design for over 20 years. Her teaching has included courses in design, typography, glass,  sculpture, drawing, color, and the history of art. She has an MFA degrees in visual arts and education. Nicoletti’s work has been shown in galleries across the United States and in public installations. “My teaching style emphasizes the flow of one idea to another. I see each student as having a path towards both professional and personal development. My job as a professor is to help in the discovery of this pathway; leading a student to find connections between percept and concept.”