Legendary Architect Frank Gehry to Teach a MasterClass on Design

Legendary Architect Frank Gehry to Teach a MasterClass on Design

Tara Bellucci
Feb 19, 2017
(Image credit: Courtesy MasterClass)

They always say, learn from the best. Well, it doesn't get much better than living legend Frank Gehry, who is teaching an online MasterClass this spring on architecture and design.

Even though the Canadian-born American architect turns 88 at the end of the month, the octogenarian is still trying new things. This course will be his first-ever online class.

The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient is best known for his trailblazing modern structures, such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Spain, and the Dancing Hall in Prague. He's also designed Facebook's Menlo Park campus, china for Tiffany, windows for Louis Vuitton, and even a poster for the Grammys.

MasterClass takes you into Gehry's never before seen model archive to get a peek into his creative process. "Your creativity starts with whether you're curious or not," he says in the video trailer. 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 in a press release.

"Promise me that every project you make or design, you'll take the risk of doing something for humanity," he says in the video.

Established in 2015, MasterClass was founded on the idea that everyone should have "access to genius." Classes have been taught by industry leaders like Serena Williams, Kevin Spacey, Gordon Ramsay, and Aaron Sorkin, with courses by Annie Leibovitz, Hans Zimmer, and Shonda Rhimes coming soon.

Watch the trailer below for a taste of what you can expect:

Pre-enrollment is open now for $90 over on MasterClass.

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