The MOA is very excited to announce that registration is now open for two 2016 summer programs focusing on the people and traditions of West Africa.
The Museum will offer two one-week sessions of “Cultures Up Close: West Africa: July 11-15 and July 25-29. Using music, art, stories, games, and other activities, campers will learn about the diverse cultures and traditions of West Africa. This half-day camp is designed for children ages 6 to 12. The fee is $125 ($100 for MOA Friends) for a one week session, which includes all supplies and daily refreshments. Each session is limited to 15 children.
The Museum will also offer a one-day workshop for teens, ages 12 to 16. “Talking Textiles” will take place on Monday, July 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The symbols and patterns used to create West African cloths have meanings, tell stories, and represent the wearer. Looking at different types of West African textiles, teens will learn how they are created and the what the symbols and patterns mean. After viewing Adrinkra and Adire cloths from the Museum’s collection, participants will create their own Adrinkra and Adire inspired works. The fee is $45 ($30 for MOA Friends), which includes all supplies and a snack. The workshop is limited to 10 participants.
Download the registration forms for both programs here!