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VAMPIRES TO ZOMBIES: THE SUPERNATURAL IN ART, FILM & TV

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

Tuesday Sept. 15 to Oct. 20, 2020, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

An affordable online seminar about supernatural creatures in film, television and art from 2000 to the present.

The course will focus upon the ways in which 21st century art, television, and film explore and interrogate philosophical, ethical, aesthetic, and political issues in relation to the theme of the supernatural.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Your only homework is watching one television episode and one film prior to each class!

Sept. 15: Vampires with Angel & Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013 (Germany)

Sept. 22: Werewolves with Teen Wolf & Ginger Snaps, 2000 (Canada)

Sept. 29: Ghosts with Ghost Hunters & The Orphanage, 2007 (Spain)

Oct. 6: Demons with Supernatural & Cabin in the Woods, 2011 (US)

Oct. 13: Witches with Witches of East End & Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, 2009 (UK/US)

Oct. 27: Zombies with The Walking Dead & Shaun of the Dead, 2004 (UK)

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

FEMINISM & POPULAR CULTURE

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

Wednesday, Sept. 16 to Wednesday, Oct. 21, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

How have feminisms both critiqued and transformed mainstream popular culture? What is feminist popular culture? What could it be?

 This seminar will examine representations of women and gender identities in popular culture through the lens of feminism. We will look at how feminists have both critiqued and transformed mainstream popular culture. 

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar. Each class is 2 hours.

Your only homework is watching one film or TV episode prior to each class! 

TOPICS:

Sept. 16: Feminism & Film with Miss Representation (2011)

Sept. 23: Feminism & TV with The Truth about Female Desire (2015)

Sept. 30: Feminism, Comics & Graphic Novels with She Makes Comics (2014)

Oct. 7: Feminism & Music with My Prairie Home (2013) & Lemonade (2016)

Oct. 14: Feminism & Video Games with GFTO: The Movie (2015)

Oct. 21: Feminism & Supernatural Creatures with “Witches.” True Horror with Anthony Head (2004)

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 pm

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

FEMINISM & FILM

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

Saturday, Sept. 19 to Saturday, Oct. 24, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

Affordable online seminar about feminism and film from 2000 to the present. This course will examine how gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are represented in 21stcentury feature length films.

Through an analysis of drama, romantic comedy, science fiction, animation, horror and crime/suspense films, we will discuss the similarities and differences of how tropes about gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are constructed and represented across various genres. We will focus on films with female, women identified, non-binary, and trans protagonists.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place live online via Adobe Connect or Zoom. 

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar. 

Your only homework is watching one film prior to each class!

TOPICS:

Week 1: Drama with The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)

Week 2: Romantic Comedy with Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Week 3: Science Fiction with Arrival (2016)

Week 4: Animation with Persepolis (2007)

Week 5: Horror with The Babadook (2014)

Week 6: Crime & Suspense with The Kitchen (2019)

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

SEXUALITIES & CONTEMPORARY TELEVISION

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

Saturday, Sept. 19 to Saturday, Oct. 24, 3:30 to 5:30 pm (EST)

How are sexual identities represented in television? In what ways have feminism and queer theory shaped popular culture and how we think about sexualities? What is sex positivity and how can we use it as a critical tool for interrogating representations of sexualities?

This course will examine how sex and sexualities are represented in 21stcentury television, including heterosexual, gay, lesbian, asexual, queer, trans, polyamorous, monogamous, pansexual, and bisexual subjectivities. Following the tradition of feminist cultural studies, we will consider a variety of television series as sites of struggle in which multiple and often-contradictory messages and mythsabout sexuality circulate. Through an analysis of documentaries, animation, reality TV, science fiction, fantasy, soap operas, comedies, and television dramas, we will discuss how popular culture depicts sexualities and how representations of sexualities intersect with gender, race, class, and culture.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching two television episodes prior to each class!

Topics:

Week 1: Heterosexual Representations with Sex and the City & This is Us

Week 2: Lesbian Representations with The L Word: Generation Q & Vida

Week 3: Gay Male Representations with Please Like Me & Sense 8

Week 4: Bisexual, Pansexual & Asexual Representations with Lost Girl  & Bojack Horseman

Week 5: Polyamory and Monogamy with She’s Gotta Have It & You, Me, Her

Week 6: BDSM & Kink with Bonding & Mercy Mistress

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 3:30 to 5:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

HISTORY OF VIDEO ART

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

Tuesday, Nov. 3 to Tuesday, Dec. 8, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

An affordable online seminar about the history of video art from the 1970s to the present.

The course will trace the history of video art from the 1970s until the present through an examination of performance, installation, theatre, narrative, experimentation, feminism, identity, postcolonialism, interactivity, embodiment, surveillance, installation, and activism. We will also consider how technological changes have created shifts in the production of video art, particularly with the introduction of digital video and online streaming sites.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

The first five classes will focus on a different decade. The last class will focus on student works in progress, presentations, and discussion.

Topics:

Week 1: 1970s

Week 2: 1980s

Week 3: 1990s

Week 4: 2000s

Week 5: 2010s

Week 6: Group Critique, Presentations & Discussion

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists and optional readings are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

Photo credit: Kristen Hutchinson, Whispering Voices on the Phone, 2008

CONTEMPORARY ART & THE BODY

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

Wednesday, Nov. 4 to Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

How and why do contemporary artists portray the body?

We will be exploring numerous themes including gender, sexuality, illness, the environment, race, culture, globalization, and the absent body through a variety of media: painting, photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, video art, performance art, animation, and documentaries.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Your only homework is to watch one documentary film prior to each class!
 
Topics:

Nov. 4: Bodies, Gender & Sexuality with !Women Art Revolution (2010)

Nov. 11: Bodies & Illness with My Name is Alan and I Paint Pictures (2007)

Nov. 18: Bodies & the Environment with Waste Land (2010)

Nov. 25: Bodies, Race & Culture with The Art Star & the Sudanese Twins (2008)

Dec. 2: Bodies & Globalization with Manufactured Landscapes (2006)

Dec. 9: The Absent Body with Here is Always Somewhere Else: The Disappearance of Bas Jan Ader (2007)

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists and optional readings are provided.

Emailkristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

Photo credits: Zanele Muholi, Shirin Neshat, Yinka Shonibare, Ana Mendieta, Gregg Segal & Sarah Davies

SUPERHEROES TO ALIENS: THE SUPERNATURAL IN ART, FILM & TV

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

Saturday, Nov. 7 to Saturday, Nov. 12, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

An affordable online seminar about supernatural creatures in film, television and art from 2000 to the present.

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The course will focus upon the ways in which 21st century art, television, and film explore and interrogate philosophical, ethical, aesthetic, and political issues in relation to the theme of the supernatural.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom. Optional readings are provided and there are no assignments.

Your only homework is to watch one television episode and one film prior to each class!

Nov. 7: Superheroes with Heroes & The X-Men, 2000 (US)

Nov. 14: Woodland Creatures with Lost Girl & Pan’s Labryinth, 2006 (Spain)

Nov. 21: Angels with Supernatural & Dogma, 1999 (US)

Nov. 28: Sea Monsters with Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Gwoemul (The Host), 2006 (Sounth Korea)

Dec. 5: Magicians with The Magicians & The Prestige, 2006 (US)

Dec. 12: Aliens with Doctor Who & Attack the Block, 2011 (UK)

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 12:30-2:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

MORE FEMINISM & POPULAR CULTURE

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

Saturday, Nov. 7 to Saturday, Dec. 12, 3:30 to 5:30 pm (EST)

How have feminisms both critiqued and transformed mainstream popular culture? What is feminist popular culture? What could it be?

 This seminar will examine representations of women and gender identities in popular culture through the lens of feminism. We will look at how feminists have both critiqued and transformed mainstream popular culture. 

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching films or TV episodes prior to each class! 

TOPICS:

Nov. 7: Feminism & Film with Makers: Women in Hollywood (2014) & Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada (2012)

Nov. 14: Feminism & TV with The Ascent of Woman: Revolution (2015)

Nov. 21: Feminism & Animation with NFB Short Animated Films (2010-2016)

Nov. 28: Feminism, Science Fiction & Fantasy with Advantageous (2015)

Dec. 5: Feminism, Robots & AI  with Ex Machina (2014)

Dec. 12: Feminism & Social Media with Black Mirror: Nosedive & Hated in the Nation (2016)

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 3:30 to 5:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY ART & TELEVISION

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN JANUARY 2021!

Tuesday, Jan. 12 to Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

This seminar will examine prevalent themes in contemporary visual culture through an analysis of contemporary art and television drama series produced during the last decade.

This seminar will focus upon the ways in which contemporary artists and American, Canadian, and British television drama series explore and interrogate contemporary philosophical, ethical, aesthetic, and political debates. We will look at contemporary artists from around the globe who work in a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, video art, performance art, photography, painting, and drawing.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching two TV episodes prior to each class!

TOPICS:

Jan. 12: Narrative & Language with Deadwood & The Wire

Jan. 19: Identity, Gender & Sexuality with Vida & Grace and Frankie

Jan. 26: Morality & Medicine with House & Nurse Jackie

Feb. 2: Place with Lost & The 100

Feb. 9: Surveillance with Person of Interest & Mr. Robot

Feb. 16: The Fantastical with The Magicians & Sense 8

Each class is 2 hours, once a week

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

HISTORY OF FURNITURE

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN JANUARY 2021!

Wednesday, Jan. 13 to Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

This seminar will explore the history of furniture and interior design from Ancient Egypt to the present day.

We will cover major furniture styles and interior design from the classical to the contemporary in Europe and North America; the relationship of art, architecture and the decorative arts to historical furniture and interior design styles; and social, political and economic forces that influenced the periods of interior design and furniture styles.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Topics:

Jan. 13: Egyptian to Renaissance Furniture

Jan. 20: Baroque & 18th Century Furniture

Jan. 27: 19th Century Furniture

Feb. 3: Early 20th Century Furniture

Feb. 10: Mid-century Modern Furniture

Feb. 17: Contemporary Furniture

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists and optional readings are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 1839 to 1969

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN JANUARY 2021!

Saturday, January 16 to Saturday, February 20, 2021, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

The seminar will focus on the historical developments, trends, styles, and movements that have shaped our understanding of photography from 1839 to 1969. Topics to be discussed include science, colonialism, portraiture, pictorialism, modernity, movement, war, Dada, Surrealism, the cold war, social change, Pop Art and street photography.

We will look out how photography informs our knowledge of history and talk about  how the photograph as a documentary tool and a form of objective truth has been questioned and re-envisioned.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching one film or TV episode prior to each class!

TOPICS:

Week 1: Origins of Photography, Science & Colonialism

Week 2: Early Portraiture & Pictorialism

Week 3: Modernity & Movement

Week 4: Early War Photography, Dada & Surrealism

Week 5: WWII, The Cold War & Social Change

Week 6: Pop Art & Street Photography

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists and optional readings are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

MORE FEMINISM & FILM

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN JAN. 2021!

Saturday, January 16 to Saturday, February 20, 2021, 3:30 to 5:30 pm (EST)

Affordable online seminar about feminism and film from 2000 to the present. This course will examine how gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are represented in 21stcentury feature length films.

Through an analysis of drama, romantic comedy, science fiction, animation, horror and crime/suspense films, we will discuss the similarities and differences of how tropes about gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are constructed and represented across various genres. We will focus on films with female, women identified, non-binary, and trans protagonists.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching one film prior to each class!

TOPICS:

Jan. 16: Comedy with Suicide Kale (2016)

Jan. 23: Musicals with Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Jan. 30: Action & Adventure with Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Feb. 6: Documentaries with The Red Pill (2016)

Feb. 13: Superheroes with Captain Marvel (2019)

Feb. 20: Fantasy with The Love Witch (2016)

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 3:30 to 5:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.5Braw%5D%3Cform%20action%3D%22https%3A//www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr%22%20method%3D%22post%22%20target%3D%22_top%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22cmd%22%20value%3D%22_s-xclick%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22hosted_button_id%22%20value%3D%22SQ5DNBBR3S9CY%22%3E%0A%3Ctable%3E%0A%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22on0%22%20value%3D%22Register%22%3ERegister%3C/td%3E%3C/tr%3E%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Cselect%20name%3D%22os0%22%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%226%20Week%20Seminar%22%3E6%20Week%20Seminar%20%24200.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%221%20Class%22%3E1%20Class%20%2435.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%226%20Week%20Limited%20Income%22%3E6%20Week%20Limited%20Income%20%24150.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%221%20Class%20Limited%20Income%22%3E1%20Class%20Limited%20Income%20%2425.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%3C/select%3E%20%3C/td%3E%3C/tr%3E%0A%3C/table%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22currency_code%22%20value%3D%22CAD%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22image%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif%22%20border%3D%220%22%20name%3D%22submit%22%20alt%3D%22PayPal%20-%20The%20safer%2C%20easier%20way%20to%20pay%20online%21%22%3E%0A%3Cimg%20alt%3D%22%22%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif%22%20width%3D%221%22%20height%3D%221%22%3E%0A%0A%3C/form%3E%5B/raw%5D

MORE THEMES IN CONTEMPORARY ART & TELEVISION

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN MARCH 2021!

Wednesday, March 3 to Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

This seminar will examine prevalent themes in contemporary visual culture through an analysis of contemporary art and television drama series produced during the 21st century.

We will focus upon the ways in which contemporary artists and American, Canadian, and British television drama series explore and interrogate contemporary philosophical, ethical, aesthetic, and political debates. We will also look at contemporary artists from around the globe who work in a variety of media, including sculpture, installation, video art, performance art, photography, painting, and drawing.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

 Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching two TV episodes prior to each class!

TOPICS:

Week 1: Home with Dowton Abbey & American Horror Story: Murder House

Week 2: Memory with Unforgettable & Dollhouse

Week 3: Crime & Forensics with Dexter & Da Vinci’s Inquest

Week 4: Artificial Intelligence with Black Mirror & Humans

Week 5: Sex with Masters of Sex & Work in Progress

Week 6: Apocalypse with Survivors & Jericho

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and future viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 1970 to 2020

COMING AS A LIVE ONLINE SEMINAR IN MARCH 2021!

Saturday, March 6 to Saturday, April 10, 2021, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

The seminar will investigate the vast array of styles, artistic practices, and movements in the medium from 1970 to the present. We will examine how the photograph has been positioned as a documentary tool and a form of objective truth. We will look at how this approach has been questioned and re-envisioned.

We will explore the question of how our relationship with the photograph has changed given digital technology, and whether or not this technological influence has affected our attitudes towards the photograph.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching one film or TV episode prior to each class!

TOPICS:

March 6: Conceptual Photography

March 13: Appropriation & Postmodernism

March 20: Race, Gender, Sexuality & Culture

March 27: Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

April 3: Landscape, Environmentalism & Globalisation

April 10: Digital Photography

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists and optional readings are provided. 

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

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FEMINISM & TELEVISION

Saturday, March 6 to Saturday, April 10, 2021, 3:30 to 5:30 pm (EST)

Affordable online seminar about feminism and television from 2000 to the present. This course will examine how gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are represented in 21stcentury television shows.

Through an analysis of drama, comedy, reality TV, animation, horror and fantasy, we will discuss the similarities and differences of how tropes about gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are constructed and represented across various genres. We will focus on TV series with female, women identified, non-binary, and trans protagonists.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching two TV episodes prior to each class!

TOPICS:

March 6: Drama with Grey’s Anatomy & Unbelievable

March 13: Comedy with Broad City & Fleabag

March 20: Reality TV with Queer Eye  & Are You the One? 

March 27: Animation with Bertie and Tuca & Steven Universe

April 3: Horror with The Exorcist & Channel Zero: Dream Door

April 10: Fantasy with The Handmaid’s Tale & Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists, optional readings, and further viewing lists are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to reserve a spot for the entire seminar or a weekly topic.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

 

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