CraftNOW Create

Saturday, November 9, 2019

11:00am – 4:00pm

Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street



On Saturday, November 9th, craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with CraftNOW Create.  Enjoy a full day of hands-on exploration and take-home activities hosted at the Kimmel Center. All activities are free and family friendly. Stop by and join in at any time! 

2019 activities will be presented by The Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of the Arts and more.

Presented in partnership with the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.

with additional support from the American Craft Council and Rago.

Upcycling Craft

Learn more about upcycled crafts from plastic bags and the eco art focused exhibit Nordic Changes: Works by Diane Burko

Pecking Chick Toy

The creation of these pecking chick toys is a few easy steps! Discover the joys of working with wood through this kinetic project.

Bicycle-Powered Wheel Throwing

Enjoy watching and even participate by pedaling on this bicycle made to turn the potter’s wheel.

Galaxy of Games

Families and children are invited to create their own board game inspired by Jacolby Satterwhite’s exhibition Room for Living.

Journal Making

Make a personal journal with needle-felted covers and practice machine sewing to finish your own project to take home.

Landscape Construction

Participants will mosaic a fall-themed landscape collaboratively using recycled cardboard and other colorful materials.

Leaf Printing

Inspired by nature, PAFA will help visitors create their own unique print

Loom Weaving

Inspired by their craft collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art will help visitors create a large collective project as well as a takeaway small masterpiece using weaving techniques.

Mini Mosaics

Be inspired by renowned artist Isaiah Zagar and create your own miniature tile.

Portraits Clay

Watch portraits being sculpted from life in clay with Liza Masalimova.

Craft & Material Studies

Join the Craft + Material Studies program from UArts as they demonstrate wheel throwing, woodturning, jewelry making techniques and more!

Create Like Esherick

Using a safety adapted non-electric scroll saw, learn woodworking techniques that include cutting and finishing unique shapes.

Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street