Traditional Yoruba Batik, Adire Eleko and Tie-Dye with Indigo

August 1 - 6, 2021

Gasali Adeyemo  ·  africancraft.com/artist/gasali


Workshop at a glance

Learn traditional Yoruba batik, adire eleko, and tie-dye techniques using natural indigo dye from a native Nigerian artist.

Techniques

  • Traditional batik, adire eleko and tie-dyeing techniques
  • Using color and pattern on cloth
  • Batik and tie-dyeing

Materials

  • Cloth and silk
  • Wax and paste
  • Indigo dye

Outcomes

  • Traditional tie-dyeing techniques
  • Knowledge of the arts and culture of the Yoruba people

Artist Bio

Gasali Adeyemo grew up in Ofatedo, Nigeria and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He studied for six years at the Nike Center for Art and Culture and taught there for four years. His artwork has been exhibited in Bayruth, Germany. A participant in the World Craft Summit, the Maiwa Symposium, and the World Batik Conference, Adeyemo conducts workshops and presentations about indigo textiles and the Yoruban culture.
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Workshop Description

Students will explore traditional batik, adire eleko and tie-dyeing techniques while learning about the arts and culture of the Yoruba people from a native Nigerian artist. You will experiment with patterns and vibrant color using wax, paste resist, indigo and fiber dyes to produce beautiful cloth. Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $600  ·  materials list



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