Adire Inspired Art

We made art inspired by Adire textile art which is an indigo-dyed cloth made in Nigeria by Yoruba women. The women make the textile art using a variety of resist-dyeing techniques. We made patterns on watercolour paper using wax crayons. Then we painted over the wax crayon with a mixture of blue and black paint with added water. The wax then resisted the paint! We made birds with oil pastels to make tribal colours and patterns. After it was dry we stuck the birds on. We think they look great!

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