This is a great way of getting access to browse a rich catalogue of free educational art content!
If you like learning by watching videos or listening to audio there are plenty of art topics to find on the iTunes U app.
Download iTunes U app for free
You will need an iPhone or an iPad then you can download the iTunes U app. Choose from a variety of free lectures, videos, books and more on a range of subjects. All from leading educational and cultural institutions around the world, including Stanford, MIT, Yale, La Trobe University, University of Tokyo, Smithsonian Libraries, National Theatre and more.
Browse or Search the Art Category of the app
For art, they offer many materials related to art history and art practice. You will also find information on individual artists. It’s a matter of searching and finding something that interests you.
Examples of the sort of thing you can find in the app to learn about:
Modern Art History | Otis College of Art and Design
Videos discussing Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Modernity, Realism with examples.
Introduction to Visual Studies | Art 010 | Anna Divinsky
Search the iTunes university app for “Introduction to Visual Studies, Art 010”.
Art Demonstrations are a series of short videos presented by Anna Divinsky. Topic include : Acrylic ,Line, Watercolor, Shape, Collage, Value, Photography, Texture, and Brainstorming. The streaming videos in this online studio will teach you about a range of artistic tools and media, and offer good advice on what not to do as well as what will work well for you. The videos demonstrate basic drawing, painting, color mixing, photography, mixed media, and some ways to approach the creative process itself.
Enrolling in an iTunes U course
You will need an Apple ID to enrol in an iTunes U course. There are two types of courses:
Public courses are listed in the iTunes U catalog. Tap the Catalog option in iTunes U to browse and select courses.
- Private courses require an enrol code that is distributed by the course instructor.
iTunes U allows anyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to learn from a large collection of free educational content in public courses from leading schools, universities, museums and cultural institutions.