African Art Workshop
Segun Olorunfemi is a classically trained artist from Ibadan, Nigeria. Listed in “Who’s Who of Nigerian Art” published by Smithsonian institute, Washington DC.
He has Over 25 years' experience in various arts media such as Yarn Painting, Sand Painting, Linoleum Block Print on Fabric, Batik on Fabric and Batik on rice-paper, Oil Painting and Graphics. He teaches workshops in various medium through the lens of African culture.
He also has 20 years' experience working with people with disabilities through the arts. He served as Affiliate Director of VSA arts organization in Nigeria representing and advocating for people with disabilities.
Traditional Yoruba culture reflects a constant awareness of life as a sacred presence in the world. Segun's workshop creates opportunities for students and teachers to explore stories and traditions illustrated in his work. Participants develop a vocabulary of images for inclusion in a collaborative class project. The creative process generates interaction and consideration of cross-cultural concepts found in African proverbs and daily life.
Workshops and residencies include examples of Segun's work illustrating fables, stories and festivals drawn from Yoruba and other Nigerian cultures.
The creative process involves free exchange and cross-cultural exploration in a structured studio environment fostering collaboration