Explore the arts and architecture of the diverse cultures that surround the Pacific Rim, from their ancient beginnings to the present. Our tour of the Pacific Rim will include the arts of China, the artistic traditions of Japan; the advanced cultures of Pre-Columbian Mexico and the Andes; and the oceanic cultures of the Pacific Islands. We’ll finish the tour in our own backyard, looking at the arts of Northwest Native Americans. Along the way, we’ll look at a wide variety of arts including porcelain, monumental cities, woodblock prints and gardens, weavings and sculptures, and more. In the course of our journey, we’ll consider how spiritual beliefs, historical events, economic factors, and even the local geography shaped the art and architecture of each of the remarkable cultures we’ll study. Questions and lively discussion are welcome!
To register and pay, call 360.586.6181 or visit the Olympia or Lacey Senior Centers. Cash, check or credit card accepted. If you register by phone, you will have to bring to or mail to the Olympia Senior Center cash or check made out to the instructor for their half of the tuition – received no later than Monday, September 16, 2019, to help prevent classes from being cancelled prematurely due to lack of enrollment.
Your Teacher: Jane Stone recently retired from teaching art history and studio arts at South Puget Sound Community College. She Studied at Reed College and the University of Iowa, and continues to work in her home studio, teach part-time, and tutor English language learners.