Collage Portraiture with Uzoma Samuel
Click the button below to sign up for Uzoma's hands-on workshop on August 24th and 31st at 4pm EST.
Uzoma will be hosting 2 workshops - August 24 and August 31, 2022.
4pm EST on both days.
Where we will join him in his studio to work along with him, creating a portrait of his model from a sketch he created that will be made available to you once you register.
Hit the ▶️ button👆🏾 and watch my interview with Uzoma where he shares his personal story and his artistic journey that brought him to this point.
Uzoma Samuel is an exploding Nigerian textile artist who was our guest at the just finished 2022 summit, where he shared his unique way of using African fabrics to create life-like portraits. He is one of the few Nigerian artists who works with fabrics.
I interviewed him Wednesday, August 3rd and he shared a demo of his technique to create fabric collage portraits.
A Glimpse Of Uzoma's Method & Technique.
He will be using the exact same techniques in the video above to teach us how to create a portrait from scratch.
What To Expect In Uzoma's Workshops
🔸You will get to watch and follow Uzoma step by step as he selects and applies the fabrics to create a collage portrait.
🔸Improve your collage skills by learning his intuitive approach.
🔸Learn new ways of using African Fabrics.
🔸Get together with creatives from around the world.
🔸Hear the stories about Africa and her culture and traditions from Uzoma as he shares his connection and unique narrative of being an African textile artist.
Click the button below to sign up.
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As an African who was not familiar with the process of modern day quilting, Miriam was fascinated with photos of the beautiful quilts displayed in Pinterest.
This led her to take the plunge and create her first quilt 5 years ago, using online resources as there are no quilt shops in her country.
The scarcity of resources on quilting with African Fabrics was the deciding factor in birthing the African Fabrics Movement and launching the annual Quilt Africa Fabrics Online Show and the virtual Quilt Africa Fabrics Guild/BOM.
Miriam is committed to sharing the stories and culture behind African textiles.
She speaks to quilting guilds and groups; hosts lectures, quilting events and workshops to encourage quilters and textile artist around the world to open themselves up and embrace creating their projects with African fabrics.
She believes that African fabrics speaks; listening to their language leads everyone to create their best works.
Miriam lives in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria in Western Africa with her husband and 3 children.