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Learn about the Yoruba traditions of Adire, translated at “Tye and Dye,” at this textile design workshop taught by Oluwaseyi Awoyomi, known as Shayee. Students will block print Yoruba signs and symbols to design textiles telling their own story narratives.

Shayee is an artist steeped in the Nigerian traditions of her Yoruba background and parents who developed her artistic expression. As a fifth generation Adire artist sharing folklore through textile and performance, Shayee is well versed in bead art, reverse applique, quilting, wood carving, batik, and metal work. Immersed in the world of art from both her mother Chief Nike Davies Okundaye and her father the late Twin Seven Seven, Shayee’s talents are reflected in her most recent exhibitions and shown at the Southampton History Museum; Hampton Fine Art Fair; and UpSouth, 2022-2023 public installation, just to name a few. Organized in collaboration with Harlem Needle Arts.

Limited spots available. Register below.

Saturday, May 4
Penthouse North, 38 W. 86th St. | 1–5 pm

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