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Learning to See, Seeing to Learn

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Art historian Tory Raggett explores groundbreaking developments in 20th-century art in this three-part series. The European Roots of Abstraction concentrates on the early part of 20th-century Europe as painters developed abstraction by pushing through the visual barrier of representation. The American Passion for Abstraction moves through the mid-to-late twentieth century as artists created a variety of approaches to abstraction. Canada’s Group of Seven reveals how a band of plein air painters, based in Toronto, set out to capture the dramatic and vast Canadian wilderness.


Tuition: $40.00

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Mondays, Oct. 30; Nov. 6, 13 *10:00am – noon* (3 sessions)


Tory Raggett received her BA in art history from UC Berkeley. After graduation, she studied painting in Florence, Italy, before earning her MA at San Jose State University. Tory taught painting classes for the city of Carmel for many years, and continues to teach art history classes in the Monterey area and on San Juan Island, Washington


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