This program will incorporate art, science,
education, and community outreach. We will examine patterns in nature
and patterns in thought and learn how to describe these patters in art,
science, computers, and mathematics. We will learn how our perceptions
and understanding of the world are encoded in symbolic systems that can
be communicated to others. By learning to recognize the simple
processes that often underlie complex patterns, we can begin to see the
magic inherent in our universe.
Mercy and Elisa in the News at the Procession of Species
From The Olympian:
"When it comes to pattern and nature, everything has a form. As an African, this is part of our nature, part of our African heritage."
-- Mercy Kariuki-McGee, 40, Olympia, a native Kenyan who participated with her daughter, Elisa McGee, 8, as part of The Evergreen State College's "Art Nature Pattern" class
"She's very creative and I knew she'd love being in something like this. She just loves to create."