Take a creative journey into the world of batik and Adire (tie & dye) textile-making and discover the influence of the vibrant world of African textiles and their deep cultural significance. Drawing inspiration from his Yoruba roots and Nigerian heritage, Muyiwa, an expert in the field, will guide you through the process of using wax and dye to create intricate patterns and motifs. You will start by applying hot wax to 100% cotton fabrics to create patterns, then immerse them in vibrant dyes. Finally, we'll carefully remove the wax, revealing beautiful, colorful designs. You may infuse your designs with your unique voice, or use African patterns to create beautiful cotton fabric or a cotton shirt. By the end of the class, you'll have crafted textiles that reflect the beauty and essence of African traditions.
This class is offered in conjunction with Woodmere’s exhibition, Barbara Bullock: Fearless Vision. Barbara Bullock is one of the city’s most well-known and respected artists. The exhibition highlights her drawings, paintings, sculptures, and multi-media artworks often inspired by the mythology and culture of Africa and its diaspora. The power and beauty of her art shift between figurative and abstract forms filled with vibrant colors and rich textures.