Learn about and make South African Ndebele dolls
MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology will present its first-ever family workshop, “Ndebele Dolls,” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, in the center’s second-floor mezzanine.
Participants will join Donna Sewell, the center’s manager of visitor services, for the two-hour workshop.
Originating in South Africa, Ndebele dolls are dressed in ceremonial clothing that mark important milestones in life. Participants are invited to celebrate the art of Ndebele doll-making by creating a unique doll that represents a special achievement in their own lives.
Admission for the workshop is $10 for a parent and child pair, and $5 for each additional participant. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. All skill levels are welcome and all materials will be provided. Please RSVP by April 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (321) 674-6129.
This event is presented in conjunction with the center’s current exhibit, “Tying the Knot: Global Wedding Costume and Ritual,” which is on view through April 26.
Regular hours for the Ruth Funk Center are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The center is next to Evans Library on the Florida Tech campus, 150 W. University Blvd. in Melbourne. Admission is free. For more information, visit http://textiles.fit.edu or call (321) 674-8313.