his 90 minute workshop is based on the 18th century traditional art form rooted in African American culture. Students are taught the basic techniques necessary to create their own three dimensional characters. This modern adaptation of the art form challenges the students to think outside of the box during the design and construction based on the recy-clable materials provided During the process as confidence is built the discussion is lead on the environment, bullying, art history or African American culture based on the needs of the teacher/student.
All About Kwanzaa
Since 1994, the storytellers have been demonstrating Kwanzaa ceremonies in public
venues. Dressed in authentic African Attire, a presentation customized for its audience
includes a reenactment of the seventh night of Kwanzaa, which includes the ceremony
for the Karmau(feast).With song, storytelling and food this spirited event comes alive
with audience participation and culminates with each participant presented with a
Beyond the Basics
Self-esteem through the arts
A workshop in self -development that seeks answers to the questions
of who what when where and how using various forms of art ie: Mask making,
quilting, doll making., scrapbooking and journaling.
Race Matters Who Am I ??
We cannot be effect in change if we aren't first honest about who we are.
Exhibits of the collection can be arranged for businesses, schools, museums, libraries,
and cultural organizations. .
Approximately fifteen dolls are displayed with various props and accompanied by 12 by 16
" text panels for each doll describing the artists, medium used and its role in history. Our
approach to the exhibit is primarily historical and cultural.
Each exhibit is professionally packed for travel and ready to install by our staff or yours..
We maintain a full range of preparation services and can fully customize an exhibit for any
size venue . Educational support in the form of guest lectures, books , films and workshops
can also be arranged.. Exhibit scheduling may change from day to day, we encourage you
to call and be placed on our wait calendar in order to receive updated information on
Booking Period : 4 week minimum
The African American Experience
Time line in decades.
Featured dolls in this exhibit includes,Tribal dolls, Buffalo Soldier, Tuskegee Airmen,Colin Powell,Vietnam Veteran,Windtalker and other in addition a 69x 30" horizontal quilt .Books and other materials can also be supplied.
Doll E. Monologues
In addition to the text panels this exhibit features 26 dolls that provide history of black doll collecting facts from A-Z,in addition to a 90x 30" vertical( banner ) quilt.
The Heart and Soul Of Boston
Exhibit Includes: Sojourner Truth, Ellen and William Craft, Chuck Turner, Jean Mcquire, A.Phillip Randolph all who are of significant to Boston's History.In addition there is a 48 x 30"
horizontal handcrafted & designed to quilt to further stimulate interest in African American history and culture.
Keys to the Movement
The civil rights era Dolls include Bayard Rustin, Huey P. Neton, Luther King, Rosa Park, Jessie Jackson just to name a few as well as the 48 x 30 horizontal handcrafted quilt. With books and other educational materials this display walks through a difficult era in History.
Seminars/LecturesBlack Doll as a Teaching Tool
ABC of Black Doll Collecting