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Courses I created for Online Arts Education

Michael Jackson’s HIStory as Autobiography Short Course

mj-history-as-autobiographyRediscover HIStory and expand your knowledge of Michael Jackson’s Past, Present and Future: Book I…

This short course is all about how Michael Jackson used history in his trailer for the HIStoryWorld Tour and in his songs. You’ll learn these important specifics and concepts:

  • Michael Jackson, as an editor of his own past (guest lecture with Elizabeth Amisu)
  • How Michael Jackson mixed his personal experiences with history
  • How Michael Jackson explores the writing of history
  • How to effectively read the HIStory trailer
  • How HIStory is an autobiography

 

 


Analysing Michael Jackson’s HIStory Short Course

analysing-mj-historyRediscover HIStory and expand your knowledge of Michael Jackson’s Past, Present and Future: Book I… with a 5-part online course with Karin Merx. Studying Michael Jackson is a brand new field in academic studies like musicology, film studies, history, and black history. In this course you learn about Jackson’s album HIStory, and the way he uses his artistry to convey his political and personal messages.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Certified Michael Jackson’s ‘HIStory’ Online Video Course

mj-historyRediscover HIStory and go in-depth to expand your knowledge of Michael Jackson’s HIStory album, and include new perspectives on this artistic highlight with a 6-week online video course with Karin Merx.

 

 

 

 

 


Michael Jackson’s Music Embraced by Classically Trained Musicians Short Course

mj-music-classicLearn how to appreciate Michael Jackson & Classical Music, learn how about the various ways the classical world has embraced his music …

This lesson is all about songs of Michael Jackson that are played by various classically trained musicians and how they interpret Michael Jackson’s music.  Karin will walk you through:

  • Smooth Criminal played by the Youngest String Quartet and 2Cellos
  • They don’t Care About Us played by 2Cellos
  • From Paganini to Michael Jackson
  • Earth Song played by David Garrett
  • Human Nature played by the Stringspace Quartet, Peter Bence and 2Cellos
  • Bad played by Peter Bence

 

 


mjclassicalmusicCertified Michael Jackson & Classical Music Online Video Course

Learn how to appreciate Michael Jackson & Classical Music, learn how Michael Jackson took from various sources to create his music, and the various ways the classical world has embraced his music …

 

 

 


Certified ‘Reading Michael Jackson’s Short Films’ Online Video Course: 6-Lesson Video Course with Karin Merx

reading-mj-short-filmsEnjoy and (re)appreciate Michael Jackson’s Short Films, and learn how to read the short films of Michael Jackson that changed the entire musical landscape.

Become a Certified Reading Michael Jackson’s Short Films expert* with this Online Video Course with Karin Merx.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Portrait Drawings by Michael Jackson Short Course

portrait-drawingsLearn how to appreciate the Visual Art of Michael Jackson, and learn to appreciate Michael Jackson as visual artist …

Studying Michael Jackson is a brand new field, and in this course you learn about Jackson’s artistry, his visual art, the one aspect of his creativity that has remained a hidden treasure for decades. Unlock the secrets of the portraits, self-portraits, sculpture designs and abstract artworks Jackson created in his private artist’s studio.

Experience the wonders and amazing visual expression of Michael Jackson’s portraits. You can even teach others, use your learning for a creative project, or write an academic article or essay for publication.

Studying Michael Jackson is a brand new field, and in this course you learn about Jackson’s artistry, his visual art, the one aspect of his creativity that has remained a hidden treasure for decades. Unlock the secrets of the portraits, and self-portraits Jackson created in his private artist’s studio.

 

 


mjcourseCertified Visual Art of Michael Jackson Online Video Course

Learn how to appreciate the Visual Art of Michael Jackson, and learn to appreciate Michael Jackson as visual artist …

Based on the German Book Kunstwerke von Michael Jackson, Karin Merx takes you on a journey through the book and discusses Michael Jackson’s artworks, his style and development. There is no need to know German, Karin Merx guides you through the key elements of the book.

Become a Certified Visual Art of Michael Jackson expert* with this Online Video Course with artist and illustrator Karin Merx.


Prince-Course-introPrince, Race and Sexuality

In this course we are going to look into the race (ethnicity), gender and sexuality of Prince’s persona and his art. Prince showed us non-conformist self-expression. He created a persona that showed us to be free, and not only as artists, but everyone can create or design his/her own life. Finally, and most importantly, he showed us the flawed premise of the dichotomy between black and white, male and female, and homosexuality and heterosexuality.

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basquiat-courseJean-Michel Basquiat: His Life and His Art

This is an academic online course on the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Focusing on Basquiat’s art works, including his notebooks, this course brings in new perspectives on Basquiat’s place in art and cultural history, taking into context the influences of music TV, comics, art, the cultural history of New York and the art market at that time.

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portraits-as-storyPainting Portraits as a Story

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This is a skills based course, and in this course I learn you about the joy of creating as well as giving you a basic understanding of portraiture in art history, and specifically the portraits of people of African origin, a topic that is not often taught. Creativity is for everyone, so no level is required.

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