Flamenco Workshop and a Tapas Sampling

Spanish 330 –Cultures of Spain– students and members of the Spanish Cluster at the Language House spent several hours together on Sunday afternoon, October 5, 2014, enjoying a Flamenco Workshop and a Tapas Sampling.

Flamenco Workshop – Students learned basic steps of Sevillanas. Students learned “palmeo” and “pasos”. Students practiced “zapateados”.

Tapas Degustation – Students from the Spanish cluster at the Language House prepared “empanadas de pollo, de queso and de ternera”; they made “patatas bravas with aioli” and “bocatas de atún”. Other tapas of “chorizo”, “queso de Mahón, queso curado Manchego, queso de cabra” and “pollo en pepitoria” were enjoyed and accompanied by a variety of juices: “piña, guava, tamarindo and durazno”.


A Visit to the Toledo Museum of Art

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During one of Kappa Sigma’s spring outings Ms. Connie Stark, docent at the Toledo Museum of Art, welcomes (from left to right) Kappa Sigma residents Rachel Casey, Ashley Heestand, Lauryn Page, and Elizabeth Crotts to an exhibit featuring some of the Museum’s outstanding African art. 

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Ms. Stark explains to the students the role of masks and head sculptures in much traditional African culture.

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Rachel Casey and Lauryn Page prepare to explain to the rest of the group what they had learned about one of the head sculptures.



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Ms. Stark introduces the students to an elaborate, millennia-old example of Chinese tomb pottery.


After being introduced to some of the TMA’s world-class holdings in African, Chinese, and Japanese art, the students had lunch at a Japanese Steak House in the Toledo area.