Near Time: Teen and Adult Workshop Series

March 19, 2022
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Museum Tour Manager Katie Parry hangs some examples of indigo dyed fabrics.
Museum Tour Manager Katie Parry hangs some examples of indigo dyed fabrics, 2022. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Near Time: Teen and Adult Workshop Series

Starting Saturday, February 26th
$40 per workshop (covers one teen and one adult)
$30 FWM Member ticket (covers one teen and one adult)

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, Made Institute, Second State Press, and The Clay Studio, invite you and your 11–18 year-old to learn and create alongside one another. In these intensive workshops, participants will learn new skills, interact with other families, and create artworks to take home with them. Workshops are 2 hours in length and will be limited to 14 participants. Some scholarships are available for interested families. Please contact if you have any questions.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
Screenprinting Indigo
Saturday, March 19th 2-4pm

Reimagine unwanted family fabrics into something new by screenprinting clay resist patterns and overdying with indigo. Participants will learn the processes of screenprinting and dyeing with indigo and leave with reimagined textiles and a printed, indigo-dyed throw pillow cover for your home. Each participant should bring one garment or textile that they would like to reimagine.



Other workshop descriptions and dates:

Philadelphia Magic Gardens
Everything but the Kitchen Sink: Making Mosaics with Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Saturday, February 26th 2-4 pm
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Isaiah Zagar, creator of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, has a very unique and, some say, liberating method for creating mosaics. In this special two-hour workshop for teens (11-18) and their adults, we will explore techniques used in the Zagar Method. Participants will examine Zagar murals on and off site, prepare and create materials, and make a mosaic. You will learn how to cut glass, break tile, work with clay, mix grout, and lay out a mosaic to take home (along with some other special handmade elements). This workshop will empower you and your teen with mosaic-making skills and inspiration for future joint-created endeavors.

The Clay Studio
All-About-Me Mug Making
Saturday, March 5th 2-4 pm
137-139 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Create your own personalized mug out of real clay with an artist from The Clay Studio! You will learn how to create a pattern out of your own designs based off of your favorite things and write your name or initials in clay so the piece feels like your own. After the workshop, the mugs will be glazed and fired at The Clay Studio and returned to you, food-safe so you can enjoy a hot beverage out of your own creation.

Second State Press
Color Reduction Prints
Saturday, March 12th 2-4pm
Crane Arts
1400 N American Street, Studio B103
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Learn how to make and print a color reduction block at Second State Press! Reduction relief printing is a method to achieve a multicolor print using just one block. Using their own drawing, participants will alternate between carving their block and printing on the press to create a multi-colored edition of prints. All levels of makers are welcome!


Made Institute
In the Knit of Time Workshop
Saturday, April 2nd 6 – 8pm
448 N 10th Street, Studio 501
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Learn how to upcycle a pre-loved sweater into a hat! Pairs will learn the basics of operating home sergers and sewing machines. Come prepared with a sweater or two and your excitement to get creative!