Patterns in Culture

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Patterns in Culture

Ages 6-9
9 am- 3pm

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Cultures around the world have indigenous patterns and rhythms that lend themselves to ways of life, traditions, and historic folklore. Join us to uncover these native designs from global destinations. Make Tangrams with patterns that hint at Indian mandalas, African patterns from Kitenge and Ankara fabrics, and motifs from Latin America, East Asia, and the Polynesian Islands. Sand and stack house-shaped blocks, decorate them to represent houses of the world, and test your balancing skills.

Delve into natural patterns outdoors using sticks, rocks, leaves, and found materials to make surprising art for park visitors to happen upon. Practice rhythms and beat patterns with body percussion exercises.

Fee: $85
Educators: Kiran Zaman and Laura McGowan

We strive to make our programs accessible to all. Please give us a call at 203.777.1833 to discuss opportunities for financial aid or sponsor a scholarship.

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