But, What Is It?

Sunday, Apr 26  1pm – 2:30pm
Ages 14 – 18

In this class, we will develop an understanding of artwork and form ways to think about, talk about, and appreciate modern and contemporary art – regardless if we “like” the works or not. We will take a closer look at the work of modern and contemporary artists while examining the progressive timeline of Western art, thinking about the context of why it may have been created. We will also develop ways to understand increasingly complex works. Sketchpads and pencils will be provided, but please bring questions and an open mind!

Class meets Sundays, Feb 23, Mar 22, Apr 26, May 31, Jun 14, Jul 19

Registration fee: $15 ($85 for all sessions)

10% TMA Member Discount
10% multi-registration discount


Cristian Andersson is an artist who works out of Matchbook Studio in Appleton, Wis. While he primarily creates abstract oil paintings, in 2016 he started branching off into installation and performance pieces that deal with contemporary concerns: the overwhelming nature of our news, navigating interpersonal communication as it becomes more abstracted through social media, and the balance between notions of the self and the greater community. He is also involved in community art events: curating small exhibitions of local artists, teaching classes to middle and high school students, and working with students from UW-Oshkosh in an annual off-campus invitational exhibition.