Learn about Uli

National Museum of African Art @ 950 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

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Get inspired by art

Get inspired by art, old and new! Participants will first learn about uli, a traditional Igbo art form was created by women to decorate their bodies and the outside walls of their houses, and about the Nsukka Group, an artists movement that looked to uli and its fluid lines and symbols to inspire their contemporary practice. Then, paint your own masterpiece onto fabric.

This workshop is presented as part of the museum s series of Workshop Wednesdays. Every first Wednesday of the month, stop by the museum for drop-in classes from trained teachers. Stay for as little or as long as you like to complete your masterpiece. All skill levels and ages welcome; participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. While registration is not required to attend, please remember that these events are first-come, first-served.

Free and open to the public

Image:
Visual Incantations
Chike C. Aniakor
b. 1939, Nigeria
Visual Incantations
1996
Ink on paper
56.5 x 38.5 cm (22 1/4 x 15 3/16 in.)
Purchased with funds provided by the Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 96-18-1
Photograph by Franko Khoury



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