Family First Saturday: Foam Block Printing, African Cultural Influences: Past – Present – Future
Start Date: 07/10/2023
End Date: 07/10/2023
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 12:00 pm
Cost of Entry: Drop-in, pay what you can on the door, suggested donation £4 per child
Milton Keynes Arts Centre Parklands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5DZ, GB
Help us celebrate Black History Month with a self-led family-friendly foam block printing activity, inspired by the colours and patterns found across African culture. Participants will be able to design and print a three-coloured artwork, representing Cultural Influences: Past – Present – Future.
This activity is adapted from a workshop developed by the Artist Shepherd Manyika, for Milton Keynes Arts Centre in 2021, as part of our A Celebration of African Arts and Culture schools project.
The project was designed to address the lack of awareness of cultural heritage amongst young people in the city. You can read a case study on the project and download resources for schools including full session plans on our website here.
Most countries in Africa have a tradition of storytelling. Stories can be a way of talking about the past, the present and the future. Some of these stories are cautionary tales, similar to in western society. Colours and patterns are also used as a way of telling a