Ghana Adinkra Cloth Visual Arts Printmaking Lesson for Grades 1 to 8
In Ghana Adinkra Cloth Visual Arts Printmaking Lesson for Grades 1 to 8 students will create an adaptation of the Ghanaian Adinkra cloth using printmaking. In grades 3 to 8 students learn about Ghanaian symbols and create their own symbol for class Adinkra Cloths. Students will draw a symbol that represents something important in their lives. While in grades 1 and 2, the learners use teacher created stamps to make patterned cloths.
Symbols have meaning and are used world wide. The images can represent proverbs of historical or magical significance, plus symbols represent ideas and concepts. Symbols are used in Ghana and one example are the Adinkra symbols. They are printed on cloth and transmit messages concerning the wearer.
The Lesson includes
PowerPoint “Ghana, West Africa”
Handout “Repeat until Full”
Handout “Pattern It”
Handout “Press Prints”
Handout “Adinkra Symbols”
Visual “Adinkra Stamps”
Visual “Adinkra Cloth Samples”
Visual “Making and Wearing Adinkra Cloth”
Background information packet
Samples of student work
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