August 12, 2020
Adinkra symbols, visual representations of concepts and proverbs developed by the Akan peoples of Ghana, were originally used on funerary cloths by royalty and wealthy individuals to pay tribute to the legacy of the deceased. Today, they are used extensively as decorative elements in textiles and design. Join graphic artist and designer Sharmila Karamchandani live online to learn about adinkra symbols before incorporating them into a one-of-a-kind card.
Scissors, glue, heavy stock or textured paper, pencil (HB/2B), colored pencils or markers
optional: tracing sheet, decorative paper, watercolor and brush, yarn, buttons, sequins, beads