Creative Conversation: Aaron Douglas & The Harlem Renaissance
Founder of Oxford’s African School Natty Mark Samuels explores the dynamic work of Aaron Douglas (1899-1979). Often described as the Father of African-American Art, this interactive, inter-generational workshop celebrates Douglas as an outstanding visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance and the movement of which he was an integral figure. This workshop is part of a series of African School events taking place this year.
Since setting up the African School in 2009, Natty Mark Samuels has pioneered accredited African Studies provision in the general community, focusing on the sub-Saharan regions. He has delivered courses and workshops to a wide range of community groups including those with learning disabilities, homeless people, senior citizens, secondary schools, colleges, youth clubs and universities.
“We can go to African life and get a certain amount of form and color, understanding and using this knowledge in development of an expression that interprets our life.”