Bard Offering Fiber Arts Workshops; Sign Up Now!


Kids and Families $85 per family
(2 children + parent / 2 parents + 1 child)
Click here to learn more about Adult Workshops. This spring Bard Graduate Center is partnering with Textile Arts Center to run monthly hands-on workshops for adults and kids that respond to our two exhibitions, Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles and The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity. Kids will learn about backstrap weaving, embroidery, bookbinding, and beading.In the first workshop, Warp Painted Wall Hangings, on March 24, 11am to 2pm, participants will work collaboratively to create a hand-woven wall hanging on a loom, while experimenting with painting on the warp, a technique inspired by ikat—fabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving.

For more information and to register click here or email Bard Graduate Center is located at 18 West 86th Street, New York City.

Textile Arts Center is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. Textile Arts Center aspires to unite the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven—common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world.

April 21
11 am–2 pm
Drawing with Thread
In this workshop, families will work collaboratively to create a drawing using thread and different embroidery stitches and techniques.
Register here.

May 19
11 am–2 pm
Handmade Notebooks
In this workshop, families will learn the basics of bookbinding and book structures while creating a handmade notebook.
Register here.

June 16
11 am–2 pm
Woven Beaded Jewelry
In this workshop, families will work collaboratively to design and create a bead woven piece of jewelry: bracelet, necklace pendant, or keychain.
Register here.

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