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Lifelong learning course talks about art

“Conversations in Art,” a new course sponsored by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL), will take place at RCC’s Glenns Campus on March 8, 15, and 22 (Fridays), 1-3 p.m., with instructor Margaret Hancock.

This course offers an opportunity for participants to gain greater understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through slide presentations, dialogue, “looking” exercises, and other resources. Students will learn to walk into any museum or gallery and recognize the “how” and “what” behind the artwork they see. Among the elements covered will be art history, culture, elements and principles of design, and artists’ methods and materials.

Margaret Hancock holds the degrees of master of education from the University of Virginia and bachelor of arts in art history from Duke University. Her past responsibilities have included promoting art and design education for Savannah College of Art and Design and the University of Virginia Art Museum. She also spent several years with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.; completed an internship with the National Gallery of Art; has been a jury member for several art shows; and has served as curator and director of programs at the Virginia Center for Architecture.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information on “Conversations in Art” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707, or toll-free at 877-722-3679), or e-mail her at sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.

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