Class Overview

Many people feel a connection to the Celts.Celts: History, Art and Mythology - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

This may be because of ancestry, the beauty of Celtic art, or a love of travel and history.

Whatever your connection, in this class you can explore the history of the Celtic people through their artwork and mythology.

Discover answers to the following questions:

  • What were their interactions with the Romans?
  • What does their artwork tell us about their lifestyle?
  • What were cauldrons used for?
  • What information do we get from illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells or the Book of Deer?
  • Why do we find that so many people claim Celtic ancestry and know the mythology of the Greeks, Romans, and perhaps the Vikings, but not that of the Gaels – the Celtic people of Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man?
  • Can we still find Celts today?

Join us on this exploration of one of Europe’s great cultures!

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an expanded appreciation of Celtic history, art, and mythology.
  • Understand the context of articles, books, discussions, or artifacts they encounter in media, museums, or while traveling.
  • Acquire a basic understanding of the term ‘Celt’ and the history of the people for which that term is used
  • Develop an appreciation of Celtic art and artifacts
  • Gain exposure to the mythology surrounding the Celts, both that of the Gaels, and the Romans
  • Acquire an understanding of the relationship between the Celtic Revival of recent centuries and Celtic history.


Who Should Take This Class?

Anyone interested in the Ancient Celts, how their descendants evolved through the middle ages, and ultimately the ‘revival’ of the
Celts in the 18th and 19th centuries.

People who want to learn about Celtic art and mythology may be interested in this class.

Location, Instructor & Fees

  • Instructor: Geoffrey Sammons
  • Where: Online: Real-time and interactive through videoconferencing
  • Fee: $69