WORKSHOPS: Available In-Person
West African Adinkras
In this workshop learn the history and meaning of Adinkra symbols found throughout West Africa. Students will then create their own Adinkras utilizing either paints or T-shirt printing (to be decided on with the group leader prior to the program) to produce a finished piece of art.
Grades K-12, Adults and Seniors, Special Needs; 45-90 mins, 1-2 sessions
Found in many cultures, Zen Tangles and variations are used on fabric, decorating buildings and for paper products. In this residency something amazing is created with basic lines and patterns by using markers (fabric, crayola or permanent depending on request of group leader). Attendees learn how to make patterns and the mathematics behind it as they come up with their own design. This is a relaxing and fun activity.
Grades 7-12, Adults, Seniors; 45-90 mins, 2-4 sessions
The history and importance of beads and beadwork will be shared in this program. Where they are found, how they are used and valued throughout the world and over the course of human history will be introduced. Following a pattern, the class will create their own bracelet, necklace, waist beads or keychain utilizing an assortment of beads.
Grades 4-10, Adults, Seniors; 45-90 mins, 1 sessions and residencies available
Wire wrapping (with/without beads) jewelry or sculpture
Bend, fold and twist wire to create jewelry or sculptures such as the Tree of Life, with or without beads as embellishments. Students will handcraft individual items using their imagination and some basic tools. The end result for each person is something both interesting and unique. The content and sophistication level of this workshop can be adjusted for experience and grade-appropriateness.
Grades 5-12, Adults, Seniors; 45-90 mins, 2-4 sessions