Spaces available for batik workshop with artist Nicholas Sironka

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Keeping Watch
Batik by Nicholas Sironka

Spaces are still available for a Batik Painting Workshop with artist Nicholas Sironka on Friday, October 21, 10:00 - 3:00pm at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Visual Arts Building, #2068 (campus maps) Small fee for parking.

The workshop is free for Shoreline CC students and staff and open to community members for $25.
There will be a reception for the artist, following the workshop from 3:30 - 5:00pm at the SCC Art Gallery, Building 1000 (Lobby).

Wedding Gift
Batik by Nicholas Sironka

Nicholas Sironka, a former Fulbright scholar, was born in Narok, in the Rift Valley province of Kenya. Sironka teaches the techniques and history of Batik art, along with an understanding of traditional Maasai culture.

Through his artwork, Sironka is preserving the wisdom and the knowledge of Maasai traditions.

Although Batik is not of African origin, its roots as an indigenous fabric art are closely aligned with the spirit of simplicity and unity that Sironka is sharing with the world.

As a Maasai, Sironka is determined to portray his people's culture truthfully, with dignity and beauty.


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