What You Will Need For The Class:
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Take a plain paper lantern and make it unique and beautiful with your own design, while learning the basics of Chinese brush painting. Enjoy the creative and meditative art of Chinese brush painting, while learning about Chinese visual arts, culture and aesthetics.
This workshop is designed for anyone interested in basic Chinese brush painting and applying those techniques to a 3D object. Let your creativity soar as you create something special for your home, a gift, or to show off at your next summer picnic!
* Find these online or at art supply stores. The instructor will discuss details in class.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Gain a better understanding of how Fascism evolved in Italy, including some of the most significant events and movements that led to its rise. Learn about the execution of Mussolini, the horror of the civil war and the Nazi occupation. Examine the role the Allies played in Italy and the war. Reflect upon on past events and their implications on the current political environment in Italy and beyond. No prior knowledge of the subject required.
By the end of this class, you will:
Who Should Take This Class?
Do you have Scottish or Irish ancestry or an interest in Gaelic culture, history and sites? People around the world feel a connection to the lands of Scotland and Ireland. Many people can trace their ancestry back to Scotland and Ireland, but often the language and culture of those who emigrated has been left behind. The Gaels, the speakers of the Gaelic language, have a long and fascinating history.
In this course, gain an understanding of this history and how it manifests itself in the art and mythology of the people. Explore who the Gaels are, the reasons why people left their homeland, and how this was expressed in their art and culture. Discover the relationship between language, culture, and identity for the Gaelic people. Learn about the history of Scotland and Ireland from the Roman period to the present. Gain a greater appreciation of the rich and lively Gaelic culture today.
By the end of this course you be able to:
Words like ‘mysterious’ are often used when describing the people called the Picts. Learn about these ancient people from Scotland and their fascination history and culture. They are known in archaeological records from their hillforts and unique carved symbol stones. They appear in writings as victorious barbarians attacking Roman Britain or as victims of the Vikings. When Christianity took hold, they started carving elaborate Celtic crosses and making exquisite metalwork. What role did they play in creating medieval Scotland and why did they ‘mysteriously’ disappear? Explore the history of the Picts, including their notorious carved symbol stones, crosses and metalwork. Gain a better understanding of the history of Scotland and Europe, as well as the limits of historical records of that time. Enjoy learning about other peoples from other times while reflecting on the many mysteries that abound in history.