Thursday, March 3, 2011

West African Adinkra Symbols

This year's Artist-in-Residence was Jeh Kulu, a West African dance troupe.  They worked with all students at our school to teach West African drumming and dancing.  

Fifth and sixth grade artists learned about the Adinkra symbols found in West African art, particularly in textiles from Ghana.  Students chose a symbols with a meaning that spoke to them.  We used foam paper to make stamps, then used traditional print-making techniques print the stamps. 

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