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Community Engagement - Art classes & Art Association
AHSC offers a continuum of social and support services in a culturally sensitive setting by reaching out to Asian immigrants, reacquainting them with the arts and culture of their homeland, providing opportunities for socializing, and fostering a sense of community. Our culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate community outreach includes our popular Ethnic Outreach & Meal Service Program for seniors and our Information Assistance Program.
Art classes & Art Association
In the old days, there was a saying that to be a scholar, in addition to being knowledgeable about books and literature, one must learn music, chess, calligraphy, and painting. These are the four subjects a scholar should possess. This philosophy is deeply rooted in our Asian culture. We related to art not only for its esthetic beauty but also as a tool to define personality.
The art classes we provide at the Asian Health & Service Center are aimed to serve our Asian community, to provide an affordable and comfortable learning environment, and to bridge people from diverse backgrounds: Caucasian, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese. Some are retirees, others are professionals, homemakers, and small business owners. This cultural diversity enriches our community; through sharing experiences and leaning on each other, the art students become friends and in turn build community spirit.
Established in January 2008 with the support and help from the art teachers: Mr. Jian Luo, Ms. Guifang Tang and Mr. Buliang Yan, the Asian Health & Service Center Art Association is aimed to unite everyone who has an interest in art; to advance our understanding and improve our art skills through discussion, study, and practice; and to contribute to our community. Any AHSC art student, past and present, are welcome to join the AHSC Art Association and become a member.
Korean Oriental Painting Class
AHSC provides a Korean Oriental Painting Class on the first and third Thursdays of each month from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the AHSC Beaverton office in the Beaverton Resource Center. The class focuses on traditional and contemporary styles of painting. The instructor, Soo Kim Gordon, is a well-known artist who provides basic and advanced techniques of oriental painting and calligraphy. The annual enrollment fee is $20. Beginners are always welcome to join and materials are not included. For registration and more information, please contact Mary Lee at 503-641-4113.