On Saturday, November 3rd, craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with CraftNOW Create, a hands-on exploration of craft at the Kimmel Center. All activities are FREE and family friendly. Stop by and join in at any time!
Presented in partnership with the The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Made possible with funding from Blick Art Materials with additional support from the American Craft Council and Freeman’s.
Free art activities include:
Spinning Tops with The Center for Art in Wood
The creation of these wooden tops is an easy three step process that allows artists to take as much or as little time as they want to bring to life a beautiful piece.
Claymation with The Clay Studio
Animate clay characters using the art of stop motion. One person or a group of people can create a story, supply voices for characters, and share your creation with the world.
Button Making with The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Create your own wearable message from an assortment of dyed fabrics, thread, and printed texts to cut, collage, and press the materials into souvenir buttons.
Fabric YoYo’s with Handcraft Workshop
Come learn the tried and true art of making yoyo embellishments. Sewing experts will be available to give you a sewing machine demonstration.
Nature Embroidery with Philadelphia Museum of Art
Inspired by their craft collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art will help visitors create a small masterpiece using embroidery techniques.
Digitizing Clay with Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Watch live demonstrations of 3D printing in clay and see forms emerge from molds that were digitally fabricated.
Glass Blowing Studio Tours with The University of the Arts
Watch a video of the UArts glass studio from the comfort of the Kimmel Center – and then head next door to see everything up close. Escorted tours leave every half hour.
Handmade Jewelry with Wayne Art Center
Cathy Darlington will conduct a make-and-take with metal jewelry. Go home with a brand new piece of jewelry that you made for yourself!
Wooden Toy Making with Wharton Esherick Museum
Create your own classic folk-art toys! Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about woodworking techniques with hand tools and to make and take their own pieces.