Place and Space of the Folk Art Object

How we understand the meaning of an object has a lot to do with the context in which it is seen. This section of lessons demonstrates how folk art is understood within its specific place and space.

 Sister Meal Festival: Exploring Rituals Sister Meal Festival: Exploring Rituals:
Examine varying meanings of the ritualistic experience, the ways in which our five senses engage in them, and how place and space affects the ways in which they take place.
 The Wolf and the Dough Children: Investigating a Folktale The Wolf and the Dough Children: Investigating a Folktale:
Experiment with varying ideas about folktales, ways they can be told, and how the context in which they are told changes a tale’s interpretation and meaning.
 Miao Performance at Shilong -- Analyzing the Tourist Experience Miao Performance at Shilong -- Analyzing the Tourist Experience:
Investigate ways in which cultural tourism affects both tourists and residents of a community. Analyze how places are changed to accommodate visitors and how traditional artworks become tourist items.
 Kites: Seeing and Shaping the Wind Kites: Seeing and Shaping the Wind:
Analyze shapes and figures on kites, learn to see the wind through movement and sound, and explore ways in which the wind can be used in other kinds of artwork.
 Mud Toys: Situating Symbolic Toys in Context Mud Toys: Situating Symbolic Toys in Context:
Investigate the ways in which symbols are related to time and place and analyze the power their messages convey when utilized in toys created for children.