Hello Friends – after much thought and deliberation, Kwasi has come up with a solution for the next phase of his digital Kente weaving course. As many of you know, Kwasi created the world’s first online Kente weaving during the 2020 pandemic, when so many of us were quarantined at home. Kwasi’s course was presented … More A New Distribution System for Kwasi’s Asare’s online Kente weaving Course
Kwasi Asare was at the Pontiac Arts Center on May 5-8, 2022 for a special presentation and workshop on Kente weaving. A great time was had by all! Hello Friends – Kwasi had a wonderful and joyous weekend workshop at the Pontiac Arts Center in Pontiac, Michigan!!! There was a diverse crowd at the three … More Kwasi Asare’s Kente Weaving Workshop in Pontiac, Michigan
Hello Friends – here are some photos from Kwasi’s recent Kente weaving workshop at the Roots Charter School in Washington, D.C., as well as pictures from another workshop Kwasi did at Calverton School, in Huntington, Maryland. As you can see, children respond very well when they can experience their own creativity working with Kente! Working … More Kwasi Asare’s Spring 2022 Kente Weaving Workshops
Friends – this past weekend Kwasi did a Kente weaving workshop at Roots Charter School, in Washington, D.C. The workshop was quite a success and had a very positive atmosphere! There were people of all ages – from elementary school children and young teenagers to community elders. Everyone had a great time learning how to … More Kwasi Asare holds Special Community Weaving Workshop at Roots Charter School in Washington, D.C.
Hello Friends – During these past two years, Kwasi used the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to create the world’s first online Kente weaving course. Despite that being a wonderful achievement, we regret to inform you that the platform Kwasi originally selected, will be closing down in early April of this year. This is an … More CourseCraft is Shutting Down – Kwasi’s Online Course is Transitioning to a New Platform
Hello Friends – We hope you have been keeping warm and in good spirits during this winter season. This past weekend Kwasi did a virtual presentation and educational workshop on the history and background of Kente weaving and its cultural evolution in our modern era for the Pontiac Center of Arts and Culture in Pontiac, … More Kwasi’s Asare offers Kente Presentations and Workshops at Roots Charter School and other Organizations
UPDATE: Unfortunately, CourseCraft is shutting down in April 2022. We are working on creating a new alternative for Kwasi’s unique online weaving course. We will either use another online platform or use a YouTube channel with private lessons. Please contact Kwasi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 569-5153 for more information. Hello Friends – we hope … More Kwasi Asare is offering a special Kwanzaa holiday discount for his online Kente weaving course!
Below is a fascinating article I found online about how the design patterns in Kente cloth can be used to teach students about mathematical algorithms that are used in computer programming. Because I am a mathematician, this article naturally caught my eye. I have done many workshops and seminars with students at elementary schools, middle … More Kente Weaving, Computer Algorithms and Creative Classroom Learning
Friends – we love this video clip of Kwasi at work in front of his large loom, plying his craft for the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C.!!!!!!!! This video is very short – it is less than 1 minute long – but it gives viewers a wonderful up close and detailed look at … More Kwasi Asare demonstrating Kente weaving at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Kwasi Asare conducting a special children’s Kente Cloth workshop in Richmond, Virginia on July 22, 2021. Despite the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kwasi is still conducting some live workshops and seminars! In this new era of COVID-19 and the Delta variant, we all have to make adjustments – but we can still find ways … More Kwasi Asare is still offering live Kente cloth workshops!