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12/1-4 Pattern Making with Powders, with Anthony Amoako-Attah

12/1-4 Pattern Making with Powders, with Anthony Amoako-Attah

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December 1-4, 9am-5pm. 

Milkweed Arts is excited to bring Anthony Amoako-Attah from Sunderland, UK for this exciting workshop! Anthony will instruct students on how to design their own textile pattern and brain storm on collective patterns in relation to their own cultural traditions, both freehand and through the use of Adobe Illustrator. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to program the kiln and fire their own work. Topics include: basic and experimental screen developing techniques, printing of powders and enamels. Students will also study the significance of Kente cloth and Adinkra symbology in history.

Students should plan to bring a laptop or tablet with Adobe Illustrator installed. (You can get a free 7-day trial HERE if you do not already use Adobe Illustrator.) Anthony will instruct students step-by-step on using the software during class.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Anthony Amoako-Attah is a current PhD student at the University of Sunderland, in the UK. He started his artist career from KNUST-Ghana where he did ceramics and later continued to pursue his masters in glass at his current university. Amoako-Attah has taught as teaching assistant and ceramic technician in KNUST and Sunyani Technical University respectively.

Unlike many contemporary artists, Amoako-Attah is primarily self-taught, and his work focuses on migration, integration, dislocation and life chances.  Anthony puts his traditional Kente designs and Adinkra symbols on glass through printing of glass powders and enamels and using kiln forming techniques which make the glass look like woven or printed fabric.

“I see glass as a Host upon which I feed as parasite to bring about my personal and cultural identity." - Anthony Amoako-Attah

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