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Workshop Wednesdays: Abstract Script Compositions with Uli Designs

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Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Avenue Southwest

Washington, DC 20560

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Get inspired by art, old and new! Participants will first learn about uli, a traditional Igbo art form created by women to decorate their bodies and the outside walls of their houses. You'll also discover the Nsukka Group, an artists’ movement that looked to uli and its fluid lines and symbols to inspire their contemporary practice. Then, you 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. Visit here for a full list of upcoming workshops.



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photo credit

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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