African Textiles Workshop

Jamie Root

The diverse textile traditions found on the African Continent are presented in this workshop. Fiber artist Jamie Root uses slides, woven examples, and other visual aids to discuss how symbols facilitate communication. In the workshop students select Adinkra symbols (used extensively in fabrics among the Ashanti Kingdom from Ghana) to create stamps and print on a t-shirt to produce a graphic and unique piece of art.


To schedule this program please contact us 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $127 single, $109 each for 2 or more on the same day; Materials fee: $5 per student / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Limited; please inquire

Program Length: 45 minutes

Teacher Guide: African Textiles_TPG

Requirements: a sink; table with chairs for students. Teachers must be present at all times during workshops.

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