Join us as we discover how ancient trade routes altered the course of history, spreading new ideas and art from China to the Mediterranean Sea. Rather than one road, the Silk Road was a network of land and sea routes across Eurasia that for a millennium served as a route, not only for the exchange of trade goods, but also for ideas, technological and scientific innovation, and art. Buddhist caves; mosques; silk tapestries; handmade paper; maps; texts; miniature painting; coinage; weaponry – all reflect the complex history of the Silk Road. We’ll finish the course with a discussion of China’s Belt and Road project, a 21st century Silk Road. General Public/Members: $68/$62 Six Sessions
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 learning.