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Bogolan t-shirts with Ssasi

Painting - Mixed Media

Students will render a design on their t-shirts with mud (imported from Mali, West Africa) – by painting it on with hands or through the use of stencils. Their 100% cotton white or pale coloured t-shirts must be provided a week in advance in order for a traditional (and organic) pre-treatment made from steeped leaves to be applied. After the class has completed applying the mud the t-shirts will be taken home by Ssasi and returned washed (to remove the mud) and dried. This can be the following day or arrangements can be made to wash them at the school.

Grade SuitabilityAll
Maximum Class SizeClass size
Time Required1hour class time plus 1 hour prep time for washing and drying after class
Material RequiredT-shirts to be provided by the school.
Material CostMali mud and pre-treatment to be provided by Sassi at $5 per student
Language of InstructionSsasi speaks French but can work with the students in English.
CommunitiesAll

Ssasi Mahamadou Sangaré

Sassi is from Mali, West Africa. He is  a singer/composer,  and plays the bamboo flute, djembe drum and some guitar. Sassi know several traditional dances from Mali, Africa. He also creates fabric art known as bogolan, or mud cloth. This works well for either wall hangings or t-shirts.

Contact the artist

  • 867-334-5960 (French) 867-335-1787 (English)
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