Southwark School seventh-grade students, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s On-site Studio Program, Philadelphia. Plant to Portrait: Selfie Portraiture in the 21st Century, 2014. Hand screen-printed with mordants, natural hand-dyed cotton fabric. 84 x 84 inches. The Fabric Workshop and Museum Onsite Studio Program: October 3 – December 19, 2014. Major funding for this project is provided by the Coby Foundation Ltd.; Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation; and the Louis N. Cassett Foundation. Southwark School seventh-grade students, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s Onsite Studio Program, Philadelphia. Plant to Portrait: Selfie Portraiture in the 21st Century, 2014. Hand screen-printed with mordants, natural hand-dyed cotton fabric. 84 x 84 inches. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Community Partnership School 5th graders with screenprinted flag designs. Students from FACTS Charter School at their project reception. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. FWM High School Apprentices partner with teens from Spiral Q Puppet Theater to march in the Up North Puppet Parade. Greenfield School prints at FWM. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño. Student from Community Partnership School wears his printed fabric as a cape. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Southwark School seventh-grade students, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s On-site Studio Program, Philadelphia. Plant to Portrait: Selfie Portraiture in the 21st Century, 2014. Hand screen-printed with mordants, natural hand-dyed cotton fabric. 84 x 84 inches. The Fabric Workshop and Museum Onsite Studio Program: October 3 – December 19, 2014. Major funding for this project is provided by the Coby Foundation Ltd.; Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation; and the Louis N. Cassett Foundation.
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Southwark School seventh-grade students, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s Onsite Studio Program, Philadelphia. Plant to Portrait: Selfie Portraiture in the 21st Century, 2014. Hand screen-printed with mordants, natural hand-dyed cotton fabric. 84 x 84 inches. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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Community Partnership School 5th graders with screenprinted flag designs.
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Students from FACTS Charter School at their project reception. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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FWM High School Apprentices partner with teens from Spiral Q Puppet Theater to march in the Up North Puppet Parade.
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Greenfield School prints at FWM. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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Student from Community Partnership School wears his printed fabric as a cape. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
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K-12 On-site Studio Programs

The On-site Studio program extends art-making activities that take place through the Apprentice Training Programs and its Artist-in-Residence program to the school environment. A FWM-trained teaching artist works with a class of school students (K-12) and their teacher, meeting once each week over a period of six weeks, to facilitate a collectively designed hand screen-printed fabric. Two of these meetings will take place at FWM, the first focusing on screen-printed repeat design and exploring FWM's current exhibition and the final visit to print the students' collaborative design with assistance from the teaching artist. The finished project will be a 15-yard hand screen-print that derives from the schools' curricula and is designed by students. When possible, FWM provides bus grants to defray the cost of schools' transportation to the Museum. Please email tours@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org for more information.
 

Plant to Portrait: Selfie Portraiture in the 21st Century.  The outcome of this ten-week project from October 3 to December 19, 2014 is a large-scale, hand screen-printed and dyed textile with a photo documentation of the seventh grade class at Southwark School.  Please click here for the press release.