Program Details

-Experiment with a variety of media including dyes, stamps, and weaving using Eco-friendly natural plant materials found in Ghana -Learn new skills in textile design and find inspiration which you can apply in fabric, accessory, furnishing, and other pro
Location:
Accra, Ghana
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Arts
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Textile Design Workshop is an educational tour that incorporates lectures, tours, and hands-on workshops exploring Ghanaian textile design techniques. This program is perfect for anyone with an interest in the arts and design. You’ll create your own unique designs using dyeing, stamping, and weaving techniques, while digger deeper to learn about the significance of Ghanaian textile design, explore the meanings behind motifs and symbols. In addition to hands on workshops, you’ll venture outside of the classroom with field trips to textile mills, museums, galleries, markets, and craft villages where you’ll learn about the evolution of Ghanaian textile design and production from artisans who have inherited the skills through generations. This experience will surely serve as inspiration that will influence your creative work and future career aspirations as you incorporate designs and techniques into your own creations whether it be in fine arts, clothing, furniture and jewelry design, architecture or other media.

-Experiment with a variety of media including dyes, stamps, and weaving using Eco-friendly natural plant materials found in Ghana -Learn new skills in textile design and find inspiration which you can apply in fabric, accessory, furnishing, and other projects -Gain global exposure and establish direct contact with suppliers through visits to craft villages, markets, and mills -Create designs that you can showcase in your portfolios and at trade shows -Understand the meaning behind symbols,and colors and the role they play in Ghanaian history and culture - visit fair trade organization connecting ghanaian craft people with the international marketplace

Setting Description:
The program will take place in and near Accra, Kumasi and Capecoast.
Cost:
$2,400.00

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