Outdoor Family Program

Parkway Pals @ Sister Cities Park | Found Wax Patterns

August 16, 2023
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Wax print sample prepared by Jade Alderman and Akira Gordon. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum returns to Parkway Pals at Sister Cities Park this summer!

What We Have in Who We Are

How can we see art in who we are, where we are, and what we already have? Inspired by Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange, explore the resources within yourself and within your city through printing, painting, assemblage, collage, map making, and mending with educators from FWM. We’ll have a new project each week so come back again and again! 

Today’s Activity: Many textile design techniques from around the world use materials to create a resist, including wax! The resist protects areas of the surface from dye, ink, or paint. Using patterned wax papers, created your own painted patterns with watercolor and oil pastel. 

Event Information

August 16, 2023
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sister Cities Park
210 N 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Free family activity—drop-ins welcome

Schedule is weather permitting and subject to change.


This program is made possible in partnership with Philadelphia Center City District Parks. Learn about more their free activities for kids here.

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