Sep 22, 2010

African Adinkra Bowls

Since we don't have a kiln and I'm not a huge fan of paper maché, I decided to use a paper making technique I learned in college. This was a great alternative and the results were better than I had anticipated! Way to go KIDS!

The Idea behind this project was for students to create a West African Adrinka Bowl using paper.

We used recycled paper...paper from copies that were incorrect, etc... and would just be trashed. The paper was blended up (in a blender) and then formed inside styrofoam bowls (which would too be recycled). After the paper dries, students painted the inside and outside of their bowls to represent the Adinkra bowls we've been studying. The middle of their bowls were stamped with ann Adinkra symbol.

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