Class Overview

Enjoy learning about captivating folk art created by diverse indigenous communities in Mexico.

Alebrije from Mexico - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College
Alebrije from Mexico

Discover fascinating cultural expressions through topics such as symbolism, the soul and afterlife, identity and the diversity of religious expression as folk art in Mexico.

Explore the customs, values, and beliefs related to artistic carvings, ceramics, masks, niches, and representative alebrijes.

Learn about the fascinating Huichol and Zapotec traditional cultures from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Explore colorful traditions from the Mexican states of Oaxaca and Nayarit along the Pacific coast.

In this class, you will be able to participate in an interactive classroom environment based on a micro-ethnographic project and also enjoy a short field trip with this classroom community.

This course is part of our Senior Series, courses designed for older students and offered during the daytime on diverse topics.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this class, you will be able to:
● Identify customs, values, and beliefs of Huichol and Zapotec traditional cultures from an
interdisciplinary perspective.
● Appreciate the creativity of indigenous people through artistic expression along the
boundaries of the Pacific in Mexico.
● Describe socio-cultural aspects throughout observation and interpretation.
● Become familiar with the mysteries behind pre- and post-colonial Mexico.

 

Who Should Take This Class?

Anyone interested in learning more about art and art history

People interested in learning more about the cultures and histories of our neighbors to the South

Anyone wanting to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on indigenous cultures in pre- and post-colonial Mexico.

 

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