Monday, October 28, 2013

West African Mud Cloths

For the next two weeks, Jordan from Shidaa, a West African drumming and dancing troupe, is our artist-in-residence at Fayston School.  Students will work with Jordan to learn about his home country, Ghana, and practice drumming, dancing, printmaking and storytelling.  

First and second grade artists are learning about Mud Cloths, a type of printed fabric made in Mali and other West African countries.  We used this interactive site from the Smithsonian to create our own virtual mud cloths and inspire our own painted mud cloths.  
Mud Cloth from Mali

Our mud cloths 

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