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Walk-up Wednesdays: Kente-Inspired Paper Weaving
About This Program
While learning more about Ghanaian culture, participants will explore color theory while making a Kente-inspired paper weaving. During this Walk-up Wednesday art workshop, students will experiment with color, creating patterns and weaving. This activity is great for the whole family or even a date night – so stop by for a fun Wednesday evening!
This workshop is open to all ages and experience levels. As a drop-in experience, the workshop will not require you to stay the entire 2 hours.
About The Artist/Instructor
Natalie Chanel is an artist, small business owner and a Visual Arts Specialist for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She has ten years of experience working as an art teacher and teaching artist throughout the east coast and the Midwest. She received her B.F.A. degree from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA and her M.A. degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
During the summer months, Natalie travels to different countries to learn about different ethnic cultural practices and the different textile and artistic traditions that have been passed down over time. During her traveling journey, she has developed a deep passion for observing, photographing and meeting different people from all over the world. She has photographed people and cultural traditions in Africa, Europe, Asia, South America and India. Some of her photographs can be found in two published books entitled: Las Tradicionales Viven by Ñawpa Yachayninchiskunaqa Kawsanmi (2018) and Heirs' Property in the African American Community by Anderson Jones (cover art-2013).