Kente Cloth: Draw and Design
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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,
where 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 X.
Registration and Ticket Purchasing
Thursday, December 21, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm