NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

Teen Studio

Kente Cloth: Draw and Design

19th Century Kente Cloth, from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest

The Akan ethnic group of South Ghana is the largest in the Gold Coast, comprising approximately 20 million people. Their culture is rich and colorful, as they procure many of their everyday items from their own land. One of these items is Kente cloth, an Akan textile worn by people all throughout Africa.

Teen Studio in December will explore Kente cloth—its uses, patterns, and more—to better understand the culture of South Ghana, the birthplace where many of many of the arists included in Ghana Paints Hollywood derive from. Then, students will experiment with color, repetition, and shape to design their own Kente cloth with Lara Del PianoX.

Admission

$30 Members

$45 non-Members

Schedule

Thursday, December 7, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 14, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 21, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm