Honoring and Celebrating African Harvest Traditions - Masks
It’s the third and final installment of our “Honoring & Celebrating” workshop series when we will “Celebrate the Fall Harvest!” Harvest is a significant time of year when the fruits
It’s the third and final installment of our “Honoring & Celebrating” workshop series when we will “Celebrate the Fall Harvest!” Harvest is a significant time of year when the fruits of the planter’s labor are celebrated. Various Harvest Festivals are celebrated all over Africa. They may differ according to their various seasons and ethnic groups. Still, these celebrations are all filled with music, singing, and dancing with dancers adorned in traditional masks and costumes. During this workshop series, we will creatively celebrate the season in different ways.
Sat 11/11, 11am -1pm: Savannah African Art Museum 2nd floor-Terracotta Gallery, 201 East 37th Street
Mask Making – Masks are an especially important part of African culture. Various masks are worn during rituals, initiations, veneration, celebrations, etc., by many different ethnic groups. Harvest Festivals are just one of many celebrations where masks may be worn. Join us as we take a look at a few Harvest masks, learn a few mask-making and wearing basics, and create our own masks using paper plates, fabric, paint, coloring pencils, and other adornments.
Please keep in mind that seats are limited, so you must RSVP for this event. Should you RSVP and find you cannot attend, please contact us as early as possible so we may make your seat available to someone else.
This workshop will be held in the garden/courtyard area of the Savannah African Art Museum.
(Saturday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Savannah African Art Museum
201 E. 37th Street Savannah, GA 31401