Hands on art

***image1***Ramstein American Middle School family and consumer science teacher Jane Yocum assists sixth-graders Bria Moore (left) and Brianna Cooper in trying on traditional African dress items from the collection of Betty Slusny, RAMS intercultural education teacher. Both students are wearing jewelry of the Kenyan Maasai tribe. Bria is also wearing a west African turquoise booboo dress. Mrs. Slusny collected these and many other items of African art and dress during eight years of living in Nairobi, Kenya, and two years in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Mrs. Slusny displayed her art in the RAMS library for African American Heritage month, allowing more than 400 students to experience it first-hand.