October 18, 2017
Get inspired by art, old and new! Participants will first learn about uli, a traditional Igbo art form was created by women to decorate their bodies and the outside walls of their houses, and about the Nsukka Group, an artists’ movement that looked to uli and its fluid lines and symbols to inspire their contemporary practice. Then, paint your own masterpiece onto fabric.
This workshop is presented as part of the museum’s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained teachers. Stay for as little or as long as you like to complete your masterpiece. All skill levels and ages welcome; participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. While registration is not required to attend, please remember that these events are first-come, first-served. Visit here for a full list of upcoming workshops.
Free and open to the public
Image credit: Chike C. Aniakor
b. 1939, Nigeria
Ink on paper
56.5 x 38.5 cm (22 1/4 x 15 3/16 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 96-18-1
Photograph by Franko Khoury