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ART 98 W — Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity Through Daily Practice

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Online (System Requirements)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Apr 13—May 15
Drop Deadline: Apr 16
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $345
Instructor(s): Michael Azgour
Limit: 65
Status: Open
Please Note: The full tuition refund deadline for this course is April 16 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is April 21 at 5:00 pm (PT)
Apr 13—May 15
5 weeks
Drop By
Apr 16
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Michael Azgour
Please Note: The full tuition refund deadline for this course is April 16 at 5:00 pm (PT); 50% tuition refund deadline is April 21 at 5:00 pm (PT)
This course is designed for students of all levels who want to enrich themselves by having a creative art practice in their daily lives. Unlike a traditional art studio course, this five-week intensive will guide participants through daily exercises in which the focus is spending more time making and less time analyzing. By experimenting with mixed media in nontraditional ways, students will turn their attention toward engaging the creative process instead of seeking to master a specific medium. Daily prompts will offer students guided explorations using a variety of media—including graphite, felt-tip pen, ink, acrylic paint, photography, and collage. Each experiment is intended to be completed in a short sitting, although students are free to dedicate as much time as they feel is necessary and may complete exercises whenever it’s most convenient for them. Two optional assignments will allow students to focus on a single topic and develop it further. Students will have the opportunity to share their results with the rest of the class and the instructor for feedback, if they desire it.


  • Course sizes are limited.
    You won't have 5,000 classmates. This course's enrollment is capped at 65 participants.

  • Frequent interaction with the instructor.
    You aren't expected to work through the material alone. Instructors will answer questions and interact with students on the discussion board and through weekly video meetings.

  • Study with a vibrant peer group.
    Stanford Continuing Studies courses attract thoughtful and engaged students who take courses for the love of learning. Students in each course will exchange ideas with one another through easy-to-use message boards as well as optional weekly real-time video conferences.

  • Direct feedback from the instructor.
    Instructors will review and offer feedback on assignment submissions. Students are not required to turn in assignments, but for those who do, their work is graded by the instructor.

  • Courses offer the flexibility to participate on your own schedule.
    Course work is completed on a weekly basis when you have the time. You can log in and participate in the class whenever it's convenient for you. If you can’t attend the weekly video meetings, the sessions are always recorded for you and your instructor is just an email away.

  • This course is offered through Stanford Continuing Studies.
    To learn more about the program, visit our About Us page. For more information on the online format, please visit the FAQ page.

Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $35–$50 on these materials. Because of the higher enrollment compared with a traditional on-campus art studio course, students will not receive instructor feedback on daily posts. Students may request light instructor feedback on two assignments during the course.

Michael Azgour, Artist; Lecturer, Architectural Design Program, Stanford

Michael Azgour's work addresses the impact of digital imagery on contemporary culture. Azgour’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. His work can be viewed at azgour.com.