Batik Creations with Saihou Omar Njie

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.)


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:

Advanced registration is required. Call Latrobe Art Center at 724-537-7011 or vist to reserve your spot(s) in this class!


Sep 18 2021


Lunch Break from 12:00-1:00 p.m.
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Latrobe Art Center


Latrobe Art Center
Latrobe Art Center, Latrobe, PA

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