Batik Creations with Saihou Omar Njie
Saturday, September 18
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (lunch break 12:00-1:00 p.m.)
$45 per person
Internationally known, Gambian artist Saihou Omar Njie will educate workshop participants on the history of batik making, an art form commonly employed in East Asia and West Africa, and instruct participants on how to make a batik of their own. Saihou guest-starred on an episode of the critically acclaimed PBS show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, in which he demonstrated how to create Batik art and sewed a vest for Mr. Rogers in the process. It was the only episode in which Mr. Rogers did not wear his signature cardigan and instead wore the artist’s vest!
View a clip from the episode of Mister Rogers Neighborhood featuring Saihou Omar Njie here: https://fb.watch/7aDPFy-HpB/
Advanced registration is required. Call Latrobe Art Center at 724-537-7011 or vist https://www.latrobeartcenter.org/new-products/batik-creations to reserve your spot(s) in this class!