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Workshop Wednesdays
Creating with African Textiles

April 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

April 18
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Create your own custom apron out of African textiles with local artist Velma Crawford. Learn about the incredible diversity and richness of African textiles and about the symbolic meaning behind adinkra symbols from Ghana. Then, select your favorite adinkra symbol to create a pattern for your one-of-a-kind design. You can even add a favorite keepsake to make your apron extra special!

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. This workshop requires registration and space is limited! Please click here to reserve your spot, and visit here for a full list of upcoming workshops.

Asante artist
Asante artist
Ghana
Wrapper (kente) (detail)
Mid- to late 20th century
Silk
120.7 x 205.1 cm (47 1/2 x 80 3/4 in.)
Museum purchase, 74-31-29
Yoruba artist
Yoruba artist
Nigeria
Woman’s wrapper (adire) in sun bébé (“raising up the beads”) pattern
Mid-20th century
Cotton, indigo dye
195 x 174.2 cm (76 3/4 x 68 9/16 in.)
Museum purchase, 96-1-20

Free and open to the public.

Details

Date:
April 18
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

National Museum of African Art
Phone:
202-633-4600
Website:
http://africa.si.edu

Venue

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Phone:
202.633.4600
Website:
africa.si.edu