Mexico: Art and Ceremony
TESC Spring Quarter 2003
This program will explore the exciting creative and ceremonial traditions of Mexico. Students will design and create their own masks and use them in performance. They will also perform Mexican plays. This hands-on approach to art and ceremony will prepare us to appreciate and learn from the vibrant cultural traditions of Mexico
We will learn about the history and cultural significance of major themes in Mexican art, such as Mesoamerican spirituality, colonial artistic traditions, post-revolutionary murals, folk rituals of the Day of the Dead and Carnival, women painters like Frida Kahlo, and contemporary Mexican and Chicano art.
Credit will be awarded according to each student's individual focus but could include art history or cultural anthropology, communication and/or drama, multicultural studies, and/or analytical writing.
|Marla's theatre lecture illustrations|