Lisbon has a long tradition of ceramic arts derived from multiple cultural roots.¬† Prof. Anne Simpkins brought her mixed media art class to the Jer√≥nimos Monastery in Lisbon, built in the 16th Century, for the class's in-port class (field lab) to learn about the stylistic traditions of Lisbon's many cultures. The monastery is one of Portugal's finest examples of Manueline-style architecture. Simpkins, an art professor at Elon University, teaches painting and mixed media art on the Fall 2013 voyage. “The students really do get to see the building from a completely different perspective when they are asked to draw or paint details, which take time, and not just snap a picture and move on,” said Simpkins.
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