Monday, March 5, 2012

A guest artist from Ghana!

Today was an exceptionally exciting day as our students were able to participate in a workshop put on by native Ghana artist, Kwame Awuku.  Kwame is here visiting Kent State where his wood carvings are currently on exhibit.  He captivated our children's attention through teaching them how to sculpt clay in traditional African style.  Some of the subject matter he tackled with them were spiders in webs, fish and African masks.  Students were mesmerized by his style and technique and loved hearing his stories of how when he was a boy in Ghana he would travel to the riverside to collect clay to create toy figures to play with.  Kwame speaks five languages and shared some native words today.  We were so thankful for this unique opportunity and would love to have him back again!  Below are some of the student's creations...

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