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The curriculum will cover applied art practices from all corners of the globe from ancient to modern times.  Although an elective, this course is instrumental in providing specialized technical skills in many different mediums.  Many of the techniques and principles from Global Crafts may be applied to Studio in Art and beyond.

            This course will satisfy the mind of the art and culture curious.  Each semester the class will examine art objects specific to a series of cultures from around the world. We will explore the ways in which these objects are used, made and how different cultures have their own concepts of beauty or aesthetic values.  As a class we will analyze art objects in a cultural context and learn in what ways these objects play a role in the lives of the people.  Students will employ techniques used by artisans to create their own objects inspired by and used within their culture. Many of the ideas and issues presented in class may be new to students.