LOS ANGELES, March 1 — Internet-based education platform MasterClass has announced that the architect Frank Gehry is to join its list of online tutors. From spring 2017, users will be able to sign up to design and architecture classes from one of the 21st-century’s biggest names in the field.
For his first ever MasterClass, the architect who designed the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, will share his unconventional philosophy of design and architecture. Frank Gehry will also share material from his previously unseen model archive to help students understand the architect’s creative process.
Using case studies, sketches and models, Frank Gehry will present the fundamentals of the discipline, learned over the course of his 50+ year career as an artist and architect.
“I have tried to give the students insight into my process — how and why I did things. I hope this gives them the wings to explore and the courage to create their own language,” said Frank Gehry.
The architect will teach a total of 15 classes at a cost of US$90 (RM400). The classes are scheduled to start from spring 2017. Students can already pre-enrol at www.masterclass.com.
Frank Gehry’s most famous work includes the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic. Frank Gehry has been awarded several honours for his work, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize and, most recently, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Established in 2015, the San Francisco-based MasterClass platform seeks to give everyone “access to genius.” The online education platform provides affordable, engaging and inspirational online classes taught by world-renowned instructors. Current MasterClass course tutors include Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey (acting), Usher (performance), Gordon Ramsay (cooking) and Serena Williams (tennis). — AFP-Relaxnews