My Doll and I Stitch African Designs

My Doll and I Stitch African Designs

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Join Instructor Sheila Green for another "My Doll and I" workshop. This time, we will explore the exhibition "From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa." Offered Saturday, March 30, 2019, sessions are available in the morning from 10 a.m.-Noon and afternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The class will be based on Addy, the African American doll from 1864. We’ll learn what is in the kerchief she’s holding.  We’ll explore Addy’s African roots and learn characteristics of African textile traditions passed down through the generations.  We will study the images, colors, designs and techniques used in Africa.  Then, students will stitch their own designs on a wall hanging inspired by those in the exhibition.  We'll view photos of story quilts, including the Reconciliation Quilt and other quilts (and books) by Faith Ringgold, Yvonne Wells and others. 

The children are encouraged to bring their favorite doll to class. 

Join us as we discover history, art and culture through dolls, quilts, games and snacks!

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