Summer Skill Building Series

Bed of Roses, Miniature Childhood Bedrooms

August 7, 2024
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Two artists look over a scale model of a gallery made of foamcore pieces.
Artist-in-Residence John Jarboe with FWM Studio Director Nami Yamamoto with a model of The Rose Garden. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

What messages of hope, encouragement, inspiration, or acceptance would you send to your younger self? What objects, colors, or patterns make you feel at home? In The Rose Garden, John Jarboe (she/her) invites you into her childhood bedroom, where she reimagines and reclaims her own narrative. Before beginning construction in the galleries, however, she and the FWM Studio built a miniature model of the exhibition, enabling them to imagine and reimagine the space. In this workshop, revisit and construct your own childhood bedroom in miniature using found imagery, recycled materials and textile scraps.

Organized in conjunction with John Jarboe: The Rose Garden

Summer Skill Building Series
Enhance your studio or teaching practice with a focus on sustainability. Each week, we’ll find inspiration in works on view and explore new materials to use in the classroom or your own personal art practice.

Event Information

August 7, 2024
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sixth Floor Print Studio

$15 Public | $10 FWM Members | $5 Teens
Advance reservations encouraged

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