Queen Mother Imakhu's Senior Citizen
African Sock Doll Class in Queens, NY
Queen Mother Imakhu's African
This image is based around a stylized
series of shapes. Design is one of
many created and taught by Imakhu.
African jewelry from Mama Imakhu's
"Molding African Beauty from Clay"
At Risk Youth class in Manhattan, NY.
Queen Mother Imakhu's "Recycled
Percussion" Parent / Child class in
This student's piece is a Cultural Collage based
on Outsider Art. From Queen Mother Imakhu's
Senior Citizen's class in Queens, NY.
Queen Mother Imakhu teaching in Virginia.
Photos courtesy BJ Robey
"Inside Outsider Art"
Queen Mother Imakhu's favorite art form is Outsider Art. What is "Outsider"
Art? A unique folk tradition where society's former "outsiders" (including
African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, the impoverished,
Women, prisoners) turned everyday objects into unique, edgy canvases
and art objects. Each student participant creates their own Eco-Friendly
art to display in this fun workshop. Many tools include recyclable
materials, various paints, and much more!
Class length is 2 hours. Offered as a residency.
Queen Mother Imakhu's African-themed collage class incorporates mixed-
media, cultural images, and positive esteem messages.Mama Imakhu
also shares pertinent info about African history and culture.
Ages 12 and up. 60 min., 90 min., or 2 hrs.
"African Wearable Art T-Shirts"
Queen Mother Imakhu teaches the right ways to use a T-shirt as a canvas
with acrylic paints and creative cultural design. Ages 10 to Adult. 60 or 90
"Molding African Beauty from Clay"
Making and shaping clay is a creative and therapeutic. Queen Mother
Imakhu shares her technique for making your own air-dry clay, and
shares two projects: African jewelry and African clay pots.
Great Parent/Child class, also for ages 10 through Teen, and for Adults.
90 min. or 2 hrs.
Queen Mother Imakhu leads the class in making decorative, yet practical,
usable percussion instruments out of recyclable materials. Participants
learn a song at workshop's end and join Mama Imakhu in a drum
90 minutes. All ages!
"Teaching Art to Youth in the Juvenile Justice System"
Queen Mother Imakhu has taught visual and performing arts to At-Risk
Youth throughout much of her thirty year teaching career. Her experiences
teaching New York City youth in juvenile homes and the juvenile court
system has given her greater insights into how best to bring positive
programming to this special population which faces oft times grim
Can be presented as an eight hour intensive, residency, or eight week
certification course. Certification course (two hour length) includes a
weekly craft project overview with instructions.
Ideal for artists, art teachers, volunteers, educators, administrators.
"African Sock Dolls"
Queen Mother Imakhu teaches how to make beautiful African dolls from a
brand new sock! Great for Teens, Adults, Senior Citizens. - 2 hrs.
A modified version available for very young children. - 60 min.
"Create Your Reality: Art for Positive Life Change"
Queen Mother Imakhu opens the world of visual, performing, and literary
arts to young people, employing positive African-centered themes that
emphasize the individual responsibility of creating a positive reality. This
multi-disciplinary approach exposes students to various aspects of the art
world, including art as expressive therapy. Projects are challenging and
engaging. Queen Mother Imakhu guides with technical discipline, yet
empowers the student by allowing choice in various aspects of
composition. She also encourages students to "think outside of the box."
Class length is 2 hours.
Offered as a residency.
"The ART of Spoken Word"
Queen Mother Imakhu's spoken word and poetry have moved audiences
across the country. Learn how to craft a good spoken word piece, how to
present it in front of an audience, and how to find and express your own
voice. First half of workshop focuses on writing a piece. Second half is
Pre-Teen to Adult. 60 min., 90 min., or 2 hrs
"True Urban Legends"(TM)
“Renegade Storyteller” Queen Mother Imakhu presents TRUE URBAN
LEGENDS, a fun, contemporary urban spin on classic fables, folktales,
poems, and true human interest stories in urban life. TRUE URBAN
LEGENDS is an engaging, interactive, and successful vehicle for
connecting urban youth to the healing, artistic tradition of storytelling. Also
ideal for adult rehabilitation and therapeutic settings. Queen Mother
Imakhu guides teachers and students use their creative juices as the
group both individually and collectively craft a new story.
Stories from Queen Mother Imakhu's recorded TRUE URBAN LEGENDS
series are currently heard on public radio stations around the world.
"Storytelling Techniques For Public Speakers"
Want to add memorable textures to your speeches and lectures?
Learn the art of a well told, well timed, well selected story.
Give the audience something to remember you by.
Increase your marketability, stage command, self-confidence, and public
speaking techniques in this master workshop by master storyteller and
lecturer Queen Mother Imakhu.
"The ART of Storytelling"
Every culture has a tradition of storytelling. Learn the art of weaving a
wonderful story and the artistry that goes into telling it from master
storyteller Queen Mother Imakhu.
"Mother Drum Healing"
Women's Groups, Black Cultural Groups and At-Risk Youth groups
Learn the history and application of the drum's original role as a healing
tool. African shamanic drumming techniques, healing methods, spiritual
& cultural history related to the significance of the African drum throughout
diaspora and the world.
Special Education Groups
Students discover the basics of playing hand drums and percussion
through tactile, visual, and auditory learning. More challenging classes
offered to music students.
"Tcheb Tcheb: Sacred Bellydance"
Learn the metaphysical application of this spiritual art form. Learn dance
prayers, rituals, dance techniques, and how to build a healing community.
More info here.
"The Sacred Artist: Practical Steps for the Divine Vessel"
An intensive, interactive workshop celebrating the artist as
The Divine Alchemist and Vessel. Practical application for the novice and
veteran visual, literary, and performing artist.
"Creating Sacred Theatre"
Queen Mother Imakhu guides workshop participants in applying the arts
to personal spirituality.
Throughout her thirty-five year career, Queen Mother Imakhu has
performed Sacred Theatre in settings ranging from theatres, outdoor
festivals, monument dedications, and churches. She has produced
numerous Sacred Art events. Known for putting independent spiritual
expression into the hands of multitudes, Queen Mother Imakhu, Kemetic
Elder High Priestess, Interfaith / Metaphysical ordained minister, sees all
aspects of life's work as Sacred Art.
"Kemetic Dream Weaving"
Queen Mother Imakhu's "Kemetic Dream Weaving " is motivational
speaking and life coaching you will never experience anywhere else.
An energetic blend of inspirational storytelling, audience participation,
African drumming, even bellydance! They are fun, yet focused workshops
that get everyone to look at their goals, behavior patterns, how to break
negative patterns and and how to set their goals in motion, all based on
Kemetic metaphysical law. Queen Mother Imakhu incorporates
storytelling, a DIY craft (smaller groups), teamwork, and guided