Essential Knowledge

 

Students will be able to learn and understand the world around them. They will learn about African people, places, and cultural values. Students will be able to create a collaborative project using African technique and designs as well as creating a personal piece.

Curriculum Standards  - Visual Art K-12

  •   Apply appropriate media, techniques, and processes.

  •   Identify and apply the elements of visual art and principles of design.

  •   Select and apply a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.

  •   Analyze the visual art in relation to history and culture.

  •   Analyze, interpret and evaluate their own and others' artwork.
    SS: GE:2: Places, People, Cultures, and Regions

 Workshop Schedule:

  •  Group assembly — PowerPoint show - pictures & Talk about Africa

  •  Learning the technique and creating your masterpiece.

  •  Learning the finishing and presentation of your work

  •  Ground finale — showcasing the artistic excellence of all participants.

 

Sand painting is a therapeutic and creative way of expressing feelings, thoughts as well as telling stories. The bright colors, glittery and the soothing feeling when touched makes the technique the favorite for people of all ages. Sand-painting has its roots in West African as well as many other cultures around the world. 
Participants will learn how to use colored sand to create both collaborative and personal painting. Workshop could be thematic or free expression of thought or story

 

(This technique is recommended for all ages)

 

Workshops and residencies include examples of my work illustrating fables, stories, and festivals drawn from Yoruba and other Nigerian cultures.  The creative process involves free exchange and cross-cultural exploration in a structured studio environment fostering collaboration.

 

Batik on rice paper is a unique technique I have used over the years to illustrate my stories. It is a technique whereby hot melted wax is used as a resist to distribute colors on the artwork. Batik technique was well known to the people of Indonesia as a textile design process. Today it is now well known to many other cultures. Rice paper also has its origin from Japan and other Asian culture. The combination of this uncommon technique and material gave birth to my style of painting.
Participants will learn how to use common tools to wax as well as learn various ways of coloring rice paper.

The workshop could be thematic or free expression of thought or story

 

(This technique is recommended for 4th grade - adult)

 

 

Linoleum block print  

This is a medium that gives me the flexibility to create my cultural esthetics and illustrate stories from my memory. Though printmaking is popular in many cultures, it is one of the media I learned at the beginning of my career. Linoleum block is created by using carving tools to create a negative and positive impression on the material for printing purposes.
Participants will learn how to prepare block for printing, how to use carving tools and learn various printing process.  Workshop could be thematic or free expression of thought or story

 

(This technique is recommended for 4th grade - adult)

 

 

 

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