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The Urbana Free Library
Register here: https://urbanafreelibrary.libnet.info/event/5702272
Learn all about Kwanzaa! Each registration is for one household, so if you have multiple children but you are one household, please only register once.
In this interactive lesson, young creatives will learn about the principles and cultural history of Kwanzaa through the arts as a pre-cursor for a City-wide Kwanzaa celebration (December 26th – January 1st).
Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration held in the United States that honors African heritage in African-American culture. The seven principles (nguzo saba) of Kwanzaa utilize Kiswahili words: unity (umoja), self-determination (kujichagulia), collective work and responsibility (ujima), cooperative economics (ujamaa), purpose (nia), creativity (kuumba), and faith (imani). Seven candles signify the principles. Kwanzaa 365, a community initiative sponsored by an array of local organizations, aims to infuse the principles of Kwanzaa all year long and provide a local celebration of Kwanzaa in our community. This Young Artist’s Studio workshop lends itself to that mission.
Due to the pandemic, participants are asked to be patient with social distancing requirements they will encounter during the program. Masks will be required to attend this program.
To keep everyone safe, space is limited. Register to reserve a spot. One household per registration.
The Young Artist’s Studio is a series of art workshops sponsored by The Urbana Free Library and The Urbana Arts & Culture Program designed to offer youth an opportunity to explore cultural learning and the arts. All events in the series are free and open to the public. The series is designed for children ages 5 to 11 (7 and under with a caregiver.)
AGE GROUP: | Families | Elementary Students |
EVENT TYPE: | Children |
TAGS: | Kwanzaa 365 | Crafts | Black History | arts@UFL | Art |