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!
Activities are 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. Listed below are participating organizations from our 2019 program.
Presented in partnership with the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.
Sponsored by the Joseph Robert Foundation in 2020
Learn more about upcycled crafts from plastic bags and the eco art focused exhibit Nordic Changes: Works by Diane Burko
The creation of these marionette puppets 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.
Make a personal journal with needle-felted covers and practice machine sewing to finish your own project to take home.
Comic Book Construction
Participants will craft their very own comics using collage and other colorful materials.
Inspired by nature, PAFA will help visitors create their own unique print.
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.
Be inspired by renowned artist Isaiah Zagar and create your own miniature tile.
Craft & Material Studies
Join the Craft + Material Studies program from UArts as they demonstrate wheel throwing, woodturning, jewelry making techniques and more!