Once again, Black History Month is here and this is a great time for schools, churches and community organizations to explore the history, beauty and artistry of Kente cloth! As always, Kente master weaver Kwasi Asare is available for both online and live workshops and presentations on Kente during Black History Month. Kwasi’s live workshops … More Exploring Kente Weaving, History and Culture for Black History Month 2023
Hello Friends – We’d like to wish you a happy December as the holiday season is upon us!!! This has been quite a long year for Kwasi, and hence you haven’t heard from him for a while. Kwasi has taken a new job teaching and has been doing some part time work in Washington, D.C. … More Moving into the Holiday Season
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 – 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 email@example.com 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
COVID-19 and the creation of Kwasi Asare’s online Kente weaving course 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 … More Introducing the WORLD’S FIRST online Kente weaving course – brought to you by Kwasi Asare!
This video is from a special workshop that Kwasi Asare presented for the Arts Facet of Old Dominion Virginia Chapter, the Links, at a Washington, D.C. Boys & Girls Club. The workshop was part of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program developed by the Links organization. This kind of workshop is particularly … More Kente Workshop at a Washington, D.C. Boys & Girls Club
Artist Joshua Mays describes this beautiful painting as “Advance possibility through advanced perspective.” I was immediately drawn to the painting, of course, because of its title. It has a feeling and an energy that expresses something of what I experience as a Kente weaver, which ties into the idea of the African Creation myth of … More The Weaver