The Alternative Art School Online Art Courses

Accepting Applications for our Online Art Courses Until July 1st 11:59pm PT

Applications are reviewed Daily. Classes may fill before the deadline, apply early to secure your spot.
Spring 2024

Overstory: A colloquia on practices of listening and doing in community

with Raqs Media Collective

April 29th - May 10th | Mon, Thur, Fri 9 - 11:30am EST

$1,250 New Student
$1,000 Returning Student

‘Canopy’ draws its name and disposition from the practices of gathering, in joy, togetherness and anger, that the world has witnessed and is witnessing - in varying intensities over the last decade. It finds its form in the colourful tent canopies - shamiyanas - that marks places like Delhi - as shades to gather under. Occasions when people, often strangers, met face to face, sang, had conversations into the night and asserts their claims to space and time by being together. These moments and places reflect on how impulses move and moves many, and ruptures the settled rhythms of living and moving.

Independent Study Program

Making Art: Making an Art Life

An independent study workshop with Nato Thompson

July 10th - November 20th | Wednesdays 12 - 2pm ET

$300 per month
with 1st & last due at signup & Autopay

In this 5 month independent workshop, we are encouraging artists to sign up who want a course that operates in parallel to their artistic practice. This course will offer feedback and workshops on your art and offer a variety of methods to consider where it could lead to. In addition to both peer to peer and instructor-led feedback, the workshop will also consider a variety of methods for getting your art in front of a variety of audiences. And finally, we will consider the spiritual and mindful techniques available for artists to allow themselves to be both vulnerable and resilient as they pursue the magical, but difficult, life of an artist.

Independent Study Program

Carving Connections

An independent study workshop with Amber Imrie

July 13th - Nov 23rd | Saturdays 12 - 2pm ET

$300 per month
with a 5-month commitment* & Autopay

In Carving Connections, we will be following the threads through our practice, into our community and out into the world. Everything is connected, but to see through the chaos we must move with clarity, intention and passion. Over five months we will engage in exercises to further illuminate your authenticity through your art. We will focus on strengthening your daily art practice routines to build resiliency, confidence, and self-assurance.