More than 75 CESJDS students and their families had an engaging day at the Lower School Family Fun Afternoon at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art on Sunday!
Highlights from the day included:
- A private tour of the museum's African Mask collection led by the education curator, Deborah Stokes. The students asked informed questions because they studied African masks in Mrs. Bergel's art class. The tour provided a great way for them to extend their knowledge. The parents learned a lot about Africa and African masks from the students and from Deborah.
- Three hands-on African crafts - weaving, beading, and drawing. All of the projects included patterning, a cross-cutting concept at CESJDS.
- An artist from Ghana, Kwasi Asare, taught the students how to weave. The children really enjoyed this activity - many of the boys spent more than an hour of engaged in the process of weaving. Their parents were amazed!