Saturday, November 5, 2022
10am – 1pm
Smith Memorial Playground
3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia
Craft steps out of the studio and into the hearts of Philadelphians with CraftNOW Create!
This year Smith Memorial Playground has invited us to host CraftNOW Create outside on their beautiful campus Saturday, November 5 from 10am-1pm. Demonstrations and take-home kits will be set up on their wrap-around porch and immediately in front of the Playhouse.
Up to 100 kids will be accommodated each hour. Demonstrations and take-home kits will allow for safe learning and social distancing. Enjoying the playhouse and playground will also be encouraged!
CraftNOW Create 2022 is funded by the Joseph Robert Foundation
Most projects are ideal for elementary-aged students. Details from our 2021 program are available below.
Plarn Woven Bowl
Put your recycling skills to work and create a woven bowl with yarn made from plastic bags and a paper plate
Learn about the importance of sustainability in art-making while creating fun sculptures using recycled materials
Wooden Bead Creatures
Let your imagination loose with just a few beads and a pipe cleaner! Add googly eyes, and you have a new little friend
Together we will transform 500 pounds of clay into a fun collaborative sculpture inspired by nature
Nature Screen Printing
Gather inspiration from fallen leaves with the Fabric Workshop and Museum to screenprint with nature
Cut up glossy images from Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and use the pieces to create your own mosaic
Body of Work
Explore movement and the human body from head to toe with special highlights from the Emma Amos: Color Odyssey
Creating marbled paper is easier than it sounds, just look around you for some easy supplies that you may already have in your home
Soft Coaster Making
Work on laser-cut fabrics to stitch and assemble your own design. Fabric, yarn, and a tapestry needle are provided
CraftNOW Create 2020
At last year’s CraftNOW Create, 500 take-home kits were put together each containing 7 different activities. The kits were made available for pick up at 16 locations, which included partner galleries, retailers, schools, and community centers.