African Art and Culture: Ghana

Have you ever been curious to learn more about African art and culture? Ghana is a country in West Africa, and this two-session course will introduce you to a bit of the art and culture of Ghana by looking at Adinkra. Adinkra is a set of symbols, each with their own image and meaning — much like hieroglyphs! We will learn some of the Adinkra symbols and the sayings related to them, discuss the long history of printing adinkra symbols, explore the contemporary practice of composing poems by combining Adinkra, and then end session 1 by giving ideas for Adinkra art projects that students of all ages can do with materials at home. Session 2 will be a gallery show and tell for students to report back and show others what they have created!

with Erin McDonnell

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