Dr. (Mrs.) Vincentia Okpattah Wemegah

Senior Lecturer

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Vincentia Okpattah is a senior lecturer in the Department of Integrated Rural Art and Industry (IRAI), College of Art and Built Environment of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana, where she teaches Fibres and Fabrics that encompasses knowledge into traditional textiles; dyeing and printing, weaving and off-loom weaving in Ghana and Africa, at both under and post graduate levels. She holds a PhD in Art Education and a Bachelor of Art (BA) degree in Integrated Rural Art and Industry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST). She has extensively published papers with other researchers in the area of design, weaving, colouration, technology and culture which has contributed to the promotion, invention and enhancement in the operational functionalities in weaving both on-loom and off-loom, fabric colouration and design in Ghana. As an artist, fashion designer and a weaver, she has taught and trained local mat and basket weavers and straw dyers in the Volta Region of Ghana, in weaving mats integrated with other materials on the loom for varied decorative usage. She has also organised training workshops to local dressmakers on the importance of creativity and innovation in garment designing. Her research interest is centered on Textile Art/Fashion, Design and Technology, Integrative Art, Education/Art and Culture. 

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