Frank Gehry is to teach an online MasterClass on architecture and design.
The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, now 87, designed the Guggenheim Museum, set to open in Abu Dhabi.
He is also known for the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles as well as the Guggenheims in New York and Spain.
MasterClass takes you into Gehry’s model archive to get an insight into his creative process.
“Your creativity starts with whether you’re curious or not,” he says in the video trailer. “Promise me that every project you make or design, you’ll take the risk of doing something for humanity.”
Gehry will use case studies, progressive models, and storytelling to illuminate the universal lessons learned during his 50+ year career as an artist and architect. The course includes over 15 video lessons that are self-paced and don’t ever expire.
“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,” Gehry said at the launch of the project.
Established in 2015, MasterClass was founded on the idea that everyone should have “access to genius.” Classes have been taught by Serena Williams, Kevin Spacey and Gordon Ramsay.