Share
  • Share this post on Delicious
  • StumbleUpon this post
  • Share this post on Digg
  • Tweet about this post
  • Share this post on Mixx
  • Share this post on Technorati
  • Share this post on Facebook
  • Share this post on NewsVine
  • Share this post on Reddit
  • Share this post on Google
  • Share this post on LinkedIn

Oak Parkers Make Adire Elecko in Arts and Cultural Class

20140720textile06Oak Parkers Make Adire Elecko in Arts and Cultural Class

(C. Proxmire, photos Ron Warren, July 20, 2014)

The classic technique of Adire Elecko cloth art has found its way to Oak Park as part of the Oak Park Arts and Cultural Commission’s Third Thursday program. Participants learned the resist dye technique from artist Eileen Toro, and were able to bring home their own creations.

Adire Elecko is a technique used by the Yoruba People of Southwestern Nigeria where creators paint designs on fabric with a starch Candlewickshop_May2014paste and then use indigo to dye the material. The process was a staple of the area’s economy in the early 20th century before mass production imitations stifled the demand.

Toro, who is a teacher in Clawson Schools, earned her Masters in Art Education through Wayne State University. Rudy Serra campaign adThe Oak Park Arts and Cultural Commission hosts experts and performers to share creative endeavors with the community.

Learn more at www.facebook.com/OPAACC.

Find interesting classes and events throughout Oakland County on our Event Page at http://oaklandcounty115.com/events/.

Thanks to Ron Warren for providing photography:  https://sites.google.com/site/ronwarrenphotography/.

 

20140720textile01 20140720textile02 20140720textile03 20140720textile04 20140720textile05  20140720textile07 20140720textileTTTTTTTTTTT

About the author

Oakland County Times has written 13208 articles for Oakland County Times

Contact editor@oc115.com for any questions or story ideas! Please support this work by becoming an advertising sponsor or by chipping in through the PayPal button on the right side of the page.

Comments are closed.