The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture is presenting a Kwanzaa workshop on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. It will take place online, on the Gantt Center’s Facebook page.
In lieu of the Gantt Center’s usual day-long celebration at the Gantt, they will commemorate the African-American cultural celebration, Kwanzaa, virtually this year. Learn about the fundamentals of the holiday, as well as the fourth principle Ujamaa.
They will also share several ways you can celebrate with the whole family during the seven-day observance.
2020 has shown us that our support of local businesses is crucial to their survival. For that reason, they have chosen to celebrate Ujamaa, which represents Cooperative Economics.
Ujamaa highlights the importance of supporting our community’s businesses and sharing in the wealth that we create.
Kathy Fogle, a local candle artist and owner of Happy Kat Candles & Gifts, will lead us in creating candles at home. In the spirit of Ujamaa, Kathy has candle-making kits available for purchase between Saturday, December 26 and Monday, December 28 at her Northlake Mall location if you’d like to follow along during the live presentation on December 29 at 7pm.
You can procure your materials however you like, or simply watch how it’s done. Here is a list of what you will need to acquire in order to craft your own candles:
- 1lb of Soy Wax
- Candle Dye (color of choice)
- 1- Candle Fragrance Oil
- 1- 8oz Glass or Tin Container
- 1- Candle Wick
- 1- Candle Wick Sticker
- 2- Wooden Craft Sticks (popsicle sticks)
- Small Saucepan or Candle Pouring Pot
- 4 Cup Measuring Cup
- Wooden Spoon
- Paper Towels
- Newspaper to cover/protect your workspace
More Kwanzaa Celebrations and Workshops
Learn about more Kwanzaa events in Charlotte or look at this condensed list here:
Tuesday, December 29, 2020