Victoria John

Victoria John Arts Instructor North Seattle College

Victoria is passionate about art and teaching. She values making connections between the arts, enjoys linking course content to students’ life experiences, and creates a meaningful and entertaining educational experience, as well as a relaxed environment for learning.

She has taught all levels for over 35 years but especially appreciates the rich interaction inspired by the combined energy and wisdom of adult learners. She has a Master’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University, with post-graduate study in Italy, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Sciences from Indiana University.

Victoria loves interweaving the arts into all parts of her life and delights in creating and discussing art with her two granddaughters.

It's Never Too Late to Begin Again: A Julia Cameron Journey - Meeting Online
Winter 2021

  • Jan 26, 2021 to Mar 02, 2021 (6 sessions total)
  • Fee: $129
  • Item: 7067
Women and Mythology - Meeting Online
Fall 2020

  • Sep 30, 2020 to Nov 04, 2020 (6 sessions total)
  • Fee: $129
  • Item: 7268
  • Old description: Myth has the power to enliven and enrich our everyday lives and dreams. We will examine the significance of multicultural female-centric epics, folktales, and fables, as we discuss the experiences of contemporary courageous women through literary, psychological, spiritual, and cultural perspectives. Many ancient myths were written from a patriarchal point of view, which either vilified or denied a woman’s value. We will study an updated model of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey, based on a new set of criteria for women, and aptly renamed the “shero’s” journey. Imagine revisiting Pandora and praising her for curiosity and independence, rather than disparaging her. Walk in spirit with Jane Austen, Frida Kahlo, Isak Dinesen, Maya Angelou, Joy Harjo, or Maxine Hong Kingston. Each class celebrates storytelling through the lens of ancient myths in addition to our own personal stories as inspiration for writing or art. We will explore collage, music, meditation and optional p
Twentieth Century Art: The Growth of Abstraction - Meeting Online
Winter 2021

  • Jan 27, 2021 to Mar 03, 2021 (6 sessions total)
  • Fee: $115
  • Item: 7068