Celebrating Kanga with Muna Ally

Easter Workshops 2021

Saturday 03 April 2021

Live Online Zoom


Last orders taken Saturday 27 March 2021

Materials included in your pack:
  • Templates featuring traditional motifs and phrase
  • Stamps to return your design (please re-use the envelop your materials are sent in)
  • 1 x A4 card for you to build your pattern onto
  • Tracing paper
  • Your design digitally printed onto a cotton tote bag and returned to you

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Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for ages 16+
Max. 12 people

About Kanga
The kanga is a colourful fabric worn by women and occasionally by men throughout the African Great Lakes region. It is a piece of printed cotton fabric about 1.5 m by 1 m, often with a border along all four sides (called pindo in Swahili), and a central part (mji) which differs in design from the borders.

What will be covered in the workshop
We are delighted to welcome Muna Ally, artist and founder of The Kanga Project; a charity initiative celebrating women with gifts of Kanga in the villages of Zanzibar, this Easter for a hands on workshop with Milton Keynes Arts Centre exploring the importance of the Kanga through design. 

Using simple techniques, surface designer Muna will guide you in creating your own Kanga inspired by traditional motifs, pattern placement and language, together embedding a deeper message into the fabric.

You will complete your design on A4 using paints, pens, pencils, collage or any other medium you prefer. Once complete and sent back to Milton Keynes Arts Centre, they will be printed onto tote bags and returned to you.

What you need to find at home

  • Plain pieces of A4 paper (to create your motifs and test design ideas)
  • Drawing and painting mediums
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pritt stick or other glue
  • Magazines or found images which you may choose to use for collage

Muna Ally

*Concession rate applies if you receive any of the below:

  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Allowance/Personal Independence Payment
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit/Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance

Please provide proof of your claim to hello@miltonkeynesartscentre.org
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