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DATE: October 16, 2009 5:01:44 PM PDT
WWU's Art Department Offers Art and Art History in Japan This Summer

Contact:  Julia Sapin (360) 650-3670 or Seiko Purdue (360) 650-4832.

BELLINGHAM - Western Washington University is offering a Summer Art and Art History Program in Japan, from June 16-July 7, 2010.

Associate Professors Julia Sapin and Seiko Purdue from WWU’s Department of Art will lead the program, which is open to the public.

Program participants will travel to Japan to engage in on-site study of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.  The trip includes visits to historical sites, galleries, studios, markets, museums and stores.  Some planned cultural experiences are the opportunity to view or participate in dyeing and papermaking, and participating in a tea ceremony.

The program cost is currently estimated at $5,000 and includes:

Program fees do not include airfare to and from Japan, lunch and snacks, art supplies and incidental expenses. Airfare is estimated to be between $1,300 to 1,600.

The program is limited to16 participants and early registration is encouraged. Applications are being accepted now at WWU’s Extended Education and Summer Programs office located at 405 32nd Street, Suite 209, in Bellingham. The priority deadline is Jan. 25, 2010.

An informational meeting for details of the trip will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, on the WWU Campus-Fine Arts 238, or call (360) 650-3670 or (360) 650-4832.

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