Black History Classes

EMMA DARNELL AVIATION MUSEUM AND CONFERENCE CENTER PRESENTS

FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH VIRTUALLY CREATIVE

All classes are FREE and open to the public. Must pre-register online. Click here to register.

Class schedule, offering, dates, & times subject to change. Refer to online schedule for up-to-date

The Bearden Experience With Tisha Smith
Family Art Workshop 

Saturday, February 5, 2022

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Time (Us and Canada)

Join Tisha Smith for this family oriented virtual workshop is designed to celebrate the life work of artist Romare Bearden.  Participants will learn how Bearden used African-American cultural history and literature as the source of his subject matter. They will also learn how he placed aspects of African-American life within the context of universal themes.  All ages and skill levels welcome. 

Click Zoom link for workshop supply list.

Zoom Workshop Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkduCrrTsuE9DWbM4I5fytLHHGtSVTpXUL


Virtually Creative Conversation With Printmaker Jess Hill: Fannie Lou Hammer Relief Print Commission

Saturday, February 12, 2021

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Eastern Time (Us and Canada)

Join us for a virtually creative conversation with Jess Hill, Printmaker, about her art commission from the Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrhian Fund, of a relief print of civil rights leader and activist Fannie Lou Hamer. 

Zoom Workshop Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdu2sqD4uEtFTu-eyvOUbzVuK-x67G-MW

About Jess Hill: Jess Hill's art explores the resilience of Black Womanhood and other marginalized groups and depicts their dream of overcoming many levels of oppression. Her art analyzes African folklore, quilted patterns and symbolisms.


The Legacy Of African American Spirituals With Aja Nile

Saturday, February 12, 2021

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern Time (Us and Canada)

Join Vocalist Aja Nile to explore the historical and living tradition of African American spirituals. This workshop will showcase performances, artists, background, styles, and the rich legacy of spirituals. Workshop includes live lyrical performance and audience will be invited to engage in call and response.

Zoom Workshop Link:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtfuugqDMtG9PSutpgcoosEkI5gUR5slxk


Creating Applique: Its In My Heart Workshop K. Joy Peters

Saturday, February 19, 2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time (Us and Canada)

Learn to paint with fabric in this one-day workshop lead by K. Joy Peters. Students will explore applique techniques using colorful patterned and textured fabrics, yarn, and a variety of machine stiches to make a small applique work of art.  Participants are required to bring their own sewing machines, fabric, pinking shears/scissors, and straight pins. Lunch will not be provided. 

Click Zoom workshop link for supply list.

Zoom Workshop Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqcuqvqTouGNHwKlWBHWdACW1IGQhsVmC8


Veganizing Soul Food History With Brooke Brimm 

Saturday, February 26, 2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern Time (Us and Canada)

Instructor: Brooke Brimm, EDAMCC Instructor

Learn how to modify your soul food dishes into a 100% plant-based dinner with dessert using ingredients from your local supermarket. Follow along with Brooke Brimm, Certified Yoga Instructor and Bestselling Author, as she cooks recipes from her newest cookbook “Vegan Soul Foodie Recipe Guide: Dishes So Decadent You Can Serve To Meat Lovers.”  

Click Zoom link for menu, grocery list, and cookbook link.

Zoom Webinar link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_421vVLB0TCyOkYvt5D45Xw