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Aims Community College offers an in-depth study of Southwestern pottery

Submitted on: 12-13-2011

Aims Community College students can learn about Southwestern pottery on-site at Mesa Verde National Park this spring. The class will practice pottery techniques from the Southwestern United States, including styles like Acoma, Zuni, Santa Clara, Hopi and more. During the last week, the class will take a field trip to Mesa Verde to explore traditional native arts of the ancestral Puebloans.

"This class has a wonderful crescendo of traditional Southwestern pottery styles that culminate in a final trip to Mesa Verde,” said Associate Art Professor Sonya PauKune. “I feel lucky to take this journey to one of the most amazing sites in the history of our culture with a group of eager students."

ART 175 Pottery of the Southwest is a studio hybrid course that meets both online and in the pottery studio in Ed Beaty Hall on the Greeley campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 13 through April 24. The class ends with a trip to Mesa Verde from April 26 through April 28.

Course costs in this three-credit class include a clay course fee of $30, cabin and park tour fees of $70, and personal expenses.

For more information, call (970) 339-6435.

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