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Wearable Art: Bamboo Jewelry Workshop - Sankofa Cultural Collective

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Start Date:
April 08, 2017
End Date:
April 08, 2017
Classroom C, 2nd Floor of Rapides Foundation Building
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about bamboo's versatility. They will be introduced to various beading techniques and materials as they craft their very own bamboo jewelry. All crafting materials will be provided and participants will be able to take or wear their creation home. Ages 6 to adult will benefit most from this family-friendly event. (Children must be accompanied by adult.) Space is limited and preregistration is recommended, here

About the Artist
A native of Alexandria, Louisiana, Lavalais has crafted his unique bamboo, metal, and semi-precious stone jewelry for more than thirty years. A self-taught artisan who has lived in New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, he has innovated his own methods for dyeing, decorating, and manipulating bamboo into beads and jewelry of every description. His extensive travels to art markets and festivals across the United States have earned Bamboozle Jewelry a lasting reputation and faithful following. Sankofa Cultural Collective is honored to have him pass on his expertise through our workshops.

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Art is more than entertainment. Art is the most precious brain trust we have among the many treasures within our families, our cultures, our nation, and our world. Art outlives each of us, and is the purest history of the human spirit - not only what we are, but what we dream of becoming.    read more...

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