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Korean Folk Art

Course number : 0224X   
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New!Minhwa, the extraordinary and unconventional form of traditional Korean folk art, illustrates the common people's freedom of expression to reveal their innermost thoughts and dreams. This traditional Korean folk art of colorful painting was popular from the 17th to 19th centuries, until the end of the Joseon era. Many were painted by anonymous artists and shared among commoners to enrich the everyday lives of people in Korea. Free from formal contents, Minhwa expresses one's honest desire and good wishes for others in bright colors, humor, and hope. Using this art form, the common people of Korea were able to express their desires using various forms, from birds and flowers, to tigers and dragons, and also incorporated the ten longevity symbols. While evoking profound empathy and familiarity in the observer, it is an invaluable part of Korea's cultural heritage. Note: Students must provide their own materials and bring them to the first class. The supply list is available at:

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Class Details

6 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

PCC Campus

Seung-Yeon Oh 



Registration Closes On
Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 2:30 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/27/2024 - 6/1/2024 Weekly - Sat 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM Pasadena, PCC Campus  Map, Room: CA305 Seung-Yeon Oh 

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