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The Indigo Sugar Vat with Kibibi Ajanku

June 29, 2022

9:00 am - 12:00 am

$150

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Dive into West African dye traditions with Kibibi Ajanku as she creates her version of the traditional Nigerian Indigo vat. You will learn the history and legacy of the Indigo dye vat. Through observation and participation, you will learn to create, tend and dye in the vat. Kibibi will demonstrate West African design techniques using wax stamps.

This class is for all skill and experience levels. Everyone will learn techniques to achieve beautiful deep colors, a variety of blues, how to balance the vat, and how to keep it going to extend its uses.
You will leave this class with a materials list to experiment with creating your own Indigo dye vat at home.
Immerse yourself in the rich West African dye traditions with Kibibi Ajanku as she introduces her unique interpretation of the traditional Nigerian Indigo vat. Gain insight into the historical significance and enduring legacy of the Indigo dye vat through a blend of hands-on experience and informative discussions. Explore the art of creating, maintaining, and dyeing in the vat under Kibibi's expert guidance. Witness the application of West African design techniques using wax stamps, and discover how to achieve vibrant hues and a range of blues. This workshop welcomes participants of all skill levels, offering valuable insights into vat balancing and maintenance for prolonged use. Walk away with a comprehensive materials list to continue your exploration of Indigo dyeing in the comfort of your own home.

The Indigo Sugar Vat with Kibibi Ajanku

Kibibi Ajanku

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Kibibi Ajanku attended Morgan State University, received an MFA in Curatorial Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); and currently, Ajanku is an Educator in Coppin State University Fine Arts Department and the MICA Fibers Department. Ajanku believes that when presented properly, art is the perfect vehicle to move forward into greater intercultural awareness for the global community.

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