We were invited by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to bring you an evening of Crafty Fun! We hope you will join us!
Get crafty with Art Star
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join Art Star founders Erin Waxman and Megan Brewster and leading members of Philly’s craft community for a night of crafty fun! Stations will include screen printing with Candy Coated, paper crafts with Kayte Terry, sculpture with the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, ceramics with the Clay Studio, jewelry making with Maureen Duffy, weaving with Janell Wysock, cross-stitch with chez sucre chez, and heat press with Little Chair Printing. A selection of Art Star’s affordable, handmade goods will be available for purchase and Cut + Paste Photobooth will be on-site offering free prints.
Guests will be able to try their hands at a bunch of crafting techniques and get to take home what they make! Below is a full list of the craft projects that we will be hosting:
Learn (or practice) the basics of counted cross-stitch while making a quick and easy project that you can wear. Choose from a variety of motifs, stitch it onto fabric, and turn your small stitched masterpiece into a covered button that can be sewn onto clothing or turned into a pin. http://chezsucrechez.com/
Textile Artist and Designer Janell Wysock will demonstrate and invite participants to create their own small broach using remnants from her many processes in her daily studio practice. http://janellwysock.com/
The shift from summer to fall brings cooler nights, a crispness in the air and the turning of leaves from green to russet, red and orange. It’s a fleeting moment, one that we always wish we could hang onto for just a moment longer. Philadelphia crafter and author Kayte Terry shows you how to preserve the beauty of autumnal leaves with a mixed media project, a Falling Leaves Garland. We’ll use paper, fabric and felt to make a beautiful Autumnal garland that you can display for many years to come! http://www.thisisloveforever.
Philadelphia Sculpture Gym
The PSG Make + Take will be a plaster casting of press molded objects. Participants will be able to create small medallions by pressing forms into clay to create a negative and casting the finished piece in plaster.
Make your own thank you note or small art print for the fridge with expert screen printer, Candy Coated.
Little Chair Printing will bring her heat press and huge collection of iron on designs from the 80s. Design and heat press your own T-shirt! Tees will be for sale or bring your own! http://littlechairprinting.
Maureen Duffy will be demonstrating how to pierce out a pendant using a jeweler’s saw and bench pin. After the demonstration there will be silhouettes and copper sheet provided for you to create your own piece. After sawing and sanding your copper pendant there will be letter stamps provided to use for an added personal touch. When your pendant is complete you will be given a chord to show off your one of a kind work!
Claymation with The Clay Studio
Try your hand at clay and learn how to create stop-motion animation with your ipad! See your clay creations transformed into animated stories, then upload and share with your friends! www.theclaystudio.org
Cut + Paste Photo Booth is an open air booth that offers a curated collection of fun props and backdrops – no clown glasses here! This is the perfect excuse to squeeze in with some of your favorite people and take a picture! http://cutandpastephotobooth.com/
Learn More about the PMA’s Wednesday Night Series HERE