Cynthia Hopkins, Memorabilia Family Program Memory Pillows: Print and Stitch Your Memories! Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 1:00–3:00pm. Image: A young artist embroiders onto a printed fabric, 2015 Both/And Richard Tuttle Print and Cloth FWM Family Jam: See, Sew, Sculpt! Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 1:00pm–4:00pm. Image: A young artist embroiders onto a printed tote bag, 2015. By the Work of Her Hands Public Moroccan Embroidery Workshop, Thursday, June 4th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Image: Traditional hand-embroidered patchwork. Photo credit: Lonnie Graham. Artist Joy Feasley will lead informal craft workshops incorporating flowers Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 during the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. This is event is part of the Shaker Inspired Workshops at FWM in March 2015. Photo credit: Aaron Igler. Youth participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event, Let 
Participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event held in the Museum’s print studio.

Youth participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event held in the Museum’s print studio.
Family participants interacting with Cai Guo Qiang
Cynthia Hopkins, Memorabilia Family Program Memory Pillows: Print and Stitch Your Memories! Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 1:00–3:00pm. Image: A young artist embroiders onto a printed fabric, 2015
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Both/And Richard Tuttle Print and Cloth FWM Family Jam: See, Sew, Sculpt! Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 1:00pm–4:00pm. Image: A young artist embroiders onto a printed tote bag, 2015.
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By the Work of Her Hands Public Moroccan Embroidery Workshop, Thursday, June 4th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Image: Traditional hand-embroidered patchwork. Photo credit: Lonnie Graham.
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Artist Joy Feasley will lead informal craft workshops incorporating flowers Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 during the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show. This is event is part of the Shaker Inspired Workshops at FWM in March 2015. Photo credit: Aaron Igler.
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Youth participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event, Let's C What Happens, Saturday, February 11, 2012 celebrating Nick Cave, Let's C exhibition, held in the Museum’s print studio. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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Participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event held in the Museum’s print studio.

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Youth participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event held in the Museum’s print studio.

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Family participants interacting with Cai Guo Qiang's Fallen Blossom exhibition as part of FWM's Year of the Tiger Celebration.
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Family Programs

FWM Family Programs are designed for families to explore and learn about contemporary art in new and exciting ways. Using FWM's exhibitions and unique studio environment as a foundation for learning, Family Programs feature hands-on activities designed to spark interest, arouse curiosity, and encourage children and adults to learn about art and culture together. Workshops allow families time and space to share in the creative process and expression inside and outside the Museum walls. Please email tours@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org for more information.
 
Past Events

Drag, Drop, and Roll! Body Drawing Family Program

Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pmFree and open to the public
Recommended ages: 3-12 years
RSVP required for drop-in sessions
To make reservations, click here

Event Description
Children and parents can explore the connection between movement and drawing in Drag, Drop, and Roll!, a family program organized by The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM). This interactive “body drawing” event is inspired by Ally, FWM’s current exhibition of art and dance by Janine Antoni, Anna Halprin, and Stephen Petronio.
When families enter the event space for Drag, Drop, and Roll!, they will find our print studio covered in paper, which will serve as the large-scale surface for participants to make their mark. Garments—such as aprons, hats, gloves, and shoes—covered in cast chalk will be available for all to wear. Wall projections of Antoni’s performances, as well as past FWM Artists-in-Residence—William Anastasi, Daniel Arsham X Jonah Bokaer, Trisha Brown—will serve as visual examples of the ways artists use mark-making as a record of bodily movement. After Drag, Drop, and Roll!, FWM will produce our own record: a time-lapse video that documents the drawing progress.

Major support for Ally has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Initial support for this project was provided by Creative Capital. Additional funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Shipley-Miller Foundation, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Memory Pillows: Print and Stitch Your Memories!
Kids and grown-ups will take inspiration from performance artist Cynthia Hopkins’ “quilts” in her exhibition Memorabilia (on view through January 3, 2016) that memorializes several of the artist’s large-scale, music theater performances.
Hopkins worked in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) to stitch together remnants from her former performances to preserve their memories in collaged quilts. After touring the exhibition, kids will screen print images onto their pillow cases and embroider details onto the surface. Participants will discuss their memories and images or symbols that may have personal meaning.
FWM Family programs are designed for kids ages 5 to 12, and led by FWM educators.
Cost for the workshop is $5.00 per family, paid upon entrance to the museum.
Participants can bring in a pillowcase from home or purchase one for an additional $5.00 at FWM.
Cotton fabric swatches will also be available without additional charge.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 1:00–3:00 pm 
Let us know you are coming! Please reserve your space by calling 215.561.8888, or RSVP directly through Eventbrite by clicking here, thank you. 
 
FWM Family Jam: See, Sew, Sculpt!
Please join us for a FWM family workshop celebrating over five decades of work by American artist Richard Tuttle.
Kids ages 5 to 10 and their caregivers will tour the exhibition Both/And Richard Tuttle Print and Cloth to experience Tuttle’s textiles, sculptures, and prints.
Families will also screenprint and embroider their own tote bags, and make freestanding sculptures.
Ages: 5–10
Free and Open to the Public
FWM Family Jam
Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 1:00pm–4:00pm
Space is limited for this workshop. Please RSVP by clicking here, thank you.

By the Work of Her Hands Public Moroccan Embroidery Workshop, Thursday, June 4th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
This workshop is part of By The Work of Her Hands, an exhibition of embroidered and quilted textiles that demonstrate stories of a unique cultural exchange between the Quilters of Color Network of New York and the embroidery artists of Au Grain de Sésame (Rabat, Morocco) created through a museum partnership with Tangier American Legation Museum.
Ages: 14 +
Free and Open to the Public
Public Moroccan Embroidery Workshop
Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Space is limited for this workshop. Please RSVP by clicking here, thank you.

Shaker Inspired Craft Workshop Series, March 2015
1222 Arch Street

Free and Open to the Public
In conjunction with collaborative exhibition A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly by Philadelphia artists Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck three craft events will take place within their exhibition space and guided by Joy Feasley, Kelly Cobb, and Suzanne Maruska. For additional information or questions about this series of events, please contact Christina Roberts at christina@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Create the Spring Equinox with Crafty Bouquets!
This event is part of the Shaker Inspired Craft Workshop Series at 1222 Arch Street.
Saturday, March 7 drop in sessions between 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 8 drop in sessions between 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Instructor: Joy Feasley
All ages welcome
Free and Open to the Public
Philadelphia based artist Joy Feasley will lead informal craft workshops incorporating simple, fun flower-making techniques resulting in creative craft bouquets. The workshop sessions will take place within her exhibition A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly and all materials will be provided during these drop-in sessions. All ages are welcome to attend on the weekend of March 7th and 8th from noon to 5:00 pm during the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Betwixt and Between! Make Your Own Loom
This event is part of the Shaker Inspired Craft Workshop Series at 1222 Arch Street.
Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Instructor: Kelly Cobb
Ages: 8+
Free and Open to the Public

Betwixt and Between! Make Your Own Loom is a hands-on workshop that weaves together material, technique and storytelling for participants ages 8 to 18. Young visitors will have the opportunity to create one-of-a-kind, unique tapestries from textile materials and everyday objects. This workshop adopts shaker weaving as a point of entry into the narrative potential of textile craft. Learning about this process allows visitors to develop skills of color mixing, planning, and constructing a loom. Additionally, participants can create a “social textile” through making, sharing, and learning together. 

Fabulous Felt! Make a Needle-Felted Mushroom
This event is part of the Shaker Inspired Craft Workshop Series at 1222 Arch Street.
FWM is pleased to announce that this craft event has been rescheduled for:
Saturday, March 21 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Suzanne Maruska
Ages: 12+
Free and Open to the Public
Teens ages 12 to 18 will learn to use wool as a sculptural material in this playful, hands-on workshop. They will experience the transformative qualities of natural materials and the traditional craft of needle felting, taking inspiration from Shaker crafts. The Shakers are famous for their handmade crafts that were both functional and elegantly designed. Participants will sculpt wool without using any soap or water, as in traditional wet felting techniques. This project complements The Fabric Workshop and Museum exhibition A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly, featuring artists Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck. In their exhibition, Feasley and Swenbeck took ideas from Shaker spirit drawings and magic to design a sculptural installation that includes sculpted figurines, a handmade braided rug, and Shaker woolen cloak. Teens will experiment with traditional textile methods that allow them to experience traditional aspects of American history and a new expressive process. Textile artist Suzanne Maruska will lead participants through this inventive hands-on workshop.

Family Program Event:
Rock! Paper! Scissors!
Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free to the Public
To register please click here.
For additional information or questions about this event, please contact Christina Roberts at christina@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org
We're celebrating Sarah Sze's exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum!  Kids and adults will have the opportunity to explore Sarah Sze’s fantastical site-specific works. Taking inspiration from Sze’s work, families will work together to make clay objects, print silkscreen images to redesign a newspaper, and try their hand at weaving.  FWM Family Programs are designed for children ages 4-12 years of age and their families to learn and enjoy hands-on contemporary art and museum experiences.
"...Sze creates exuberant installations that provide the viewer with a sense of wonder, visual pleasure, and a novel way to look at familiar space." -- MacArthur Foundation ("Meet the 2003 MacArthur Fellows," October 5, 2003)
FWM showcases new work by Artist-in-Residence Sarah Sze in her first solo exhibition in the Philadelphia area.  Sze’s immense and intricate site-specific works are akin to drawings in space, manipulating architectural space to profoundly affect the way it is viewed.  Sze represented the United States in the 2013 Venice Biennale.
Funding for this exhibition is provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, National Endowment for the Arts, and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM).