workshops for schools
By far our most popular textile workshop. Find out about the symbols and proverbs of the Akan people. Then either make your own symbol or use ours to print your Adinkra Cloth.
Explore a wide variety of cloths from West African including Kente one of the most famous and expensive. Looms mean there is a 15 student limit for this workshop.
Our highly accesible activities allow you to explore creativity whilst gaining a deeper understanding of African Culture. Why not let us know your learning objectives and we can see what we can design to suit you.
We Provide Experiences That Adapt To Meet Your Students Needs.
All of our printing workshops for schools have adaptable techniques and equipment to ensure they are fully accesible. Learning can be done at greater depth with links to symbols and proverbs activities are available on our learning resources pages, to gain access simply fill out this form.
Textile workshops for schools the details
How do we timetable?
Our team will work with you to get the best outcome to reach your objectives.
A session can be from 7 seperate classes a day or we can work intensively with one class.
How Many Students?
As standard we work with a class at a time, if you have space we are happy to work with 2 classes at a time (or up to 60 students) in your hall or larger room for Adinkra. For Kente we can only work with 15 students at a time.
How Long is a Class?
We recommend classes of 60 minutes, though 40 is possible.
We are very happy to work on longer more in depth projects and instilations, as an artist in residence, or simply by working with one class for a full day.
Can We Mix Activities?
Depending on the practitioner available you may mix in as many activities as you have time for. There is no additional charge for this so why not follow an arty morning with a musical afternoon?
What Do You Need?
Very Little! We will bring all of the materials with us for your workshop. There is an additioanl charge of £10 for the Adinkra to cover these materials in the form of cloth, paint and stamps.
How Much is it?
Options run from £2 – £16 per student. Please fill out our quick quote. Adinkra is the only workshop to carry an additioanl charge of £10 per 30 students to cover materials
Why Choose Us?
We are dedicated African Arts specialists, passionate about the transformative power of education
Our practitioners are all professional artists. The best in their field – fully trained, CRB checked and insured.
Our practitioners are all from Africa and the Caribbean. Enabling your students to explore, discuss, and learn in a context that involves real-world problems and experiences.
98.8% of teachers felt we met their expectations, including 95.2% who felt we exceeded them.
African Activities works hard to redress an imbalance that we, as Africans, perceive in the west. We simply do not recognise the one dimensional view of the rich and diverse continent that we derive from!
At African Activities we are proud to be the leading supplier of African themed workshops across England. An African Activities workshop guarantees an authentic and quality experience from our exceptional artists. We are proud to work with international musicians who we believe are the best you will find outside Africa, our musicians work across every continent except Antarctica and the Arctic! Of course we are CRB checked and insured.
You can view our workshops on CBeebies and the BBC. We invite you to view our testimonials and see what those who work with us think of our outcomes!
Our workshops will bring African into your school, workplace, community group or festival and we feel we have a lot to offer!
What our customers say
We are exceptionally proud of our outcomes.
“Thank you so much for a fantastic day.
The children loved the art and the drumming and learnt so much for you.”St Michaels Prep School
“The technique and Kwame allowed the students to really get involved in the activity. It was lovely to see them so proud of the work they created.”St Georges SEN, IOW