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Card Design with Adinkra Symbols
August 15, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us for an afternoon of design fun with local graphic artist and designer Sharmila Karamchandani! Developed and used by many different cultures in western Africa, adinkra symbols are visual representations of concepts and proverbs that originated from the Ashanti peoples of Ghana. Historically, they were used on funerary cloth by royalty and the wealthy to pay tribute to the legacy of the deceased. Today, however, their use has expanded across all types of textiles and design. Get acquainted with some examples of adinkra before incorporating them into a truly one-of-a-kind greeting card.
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. No registration is required, but 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.