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On this day, families with kids ages 4-10 came to the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s inaugural Family Day event. FWM’s Family Day engaged over 135 children and adults with a range of hands-on art processes and contemporary art experiences. 
Youth participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event, Let
On this day, families with kids ages 4-10 came to the Fabric Workshop and Museum’s inaugural Family Day event. FWM’s Family Day engaged over 135 children and adults with a range of hands-on art processes and contemporary art experiences.
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Youth participants engaged at The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) hands-on educational Family Workshop event, Let's C What Happens, Saturday, February 11, 2012 celebrating Nick Cave, Let's C exhibition, held in the Museum’s print studio. Photo Credit: Carlos Avendaño.

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Rock! Paper! Scissors!

February 8, 2014–from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Opening Reception:

Family Program Event:
Rock! Paper! Scissors!

 Families received a guide that they could fill with artist-designed stickers as they participated in the following activities:

1. “Rock On!”

Taking inspiration from Sarah Sze, kids and adults played and worked collaboratively with an array of materials to transform manmade and natural materials into a visionary installation.

2. “Imaginary Places Collage”

 Children and adult caregivers used pre-printed rice papers to cut shapes and collage them onto fine art papers to invent imaginary landscapes and urban environments. 

3. “Weave Away!”

Families learned about weaving from two professional artists and added their own parts to a collective woven project.

4.  “Tectonic Textures”

Kids made silkscreen prints on fine art paper of images of moss, lichen, and rock textures inspired by Sze’s rock installation.

5. “Making Headlines”

Children designed their own images and copy for the Fabric Workshop and Museum Gazette, a fictional newspaper.  This project related to Sze’s manipulations of The New York Times in her exhibition.

6. Exhibition Tours

Every half hour, kids and adults participated in tours of the exhibition, Sarah Sze led by Sophie Sanders, Manager of Family and Community Programs, and Cary Zhao, Gallery Guide

In between participating in all of these activities and the tour, families socialized and enjoyed refreshments on the Museum’s 7th Floor.  Every child took home several art projects as a memento of their learning and experience at the Museum.


Performance and Reception:
 

Family Program Event:
Rock! Paper! Scissors!
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Kids and adults will have the opportunity to explore Sarah Sze’s fantastical site-specific works. Free to the Public. Please RSVP to christina@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org


We're celebrating Sarah Sze's exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum!  Kids and adults will have the opportunity to explore Sarah Sze’s fantastical site-specific works. Taking inspiration from Sze’s work, families will work together to make clay objects, print silkscreen images to redesign a newspaper, and try their hand at weaving.  FWM Family Programs are designed for children ages 4-12 years of age and their families to learn and enjoy hands-on contemporary art and museum experiences.
 
"...Sze creates exuberant installations that provide the viewer with a sense of wonder, visual pleasure, and a novel way to look at familiar space." -- MacArthur Foundation ("Meet the 2003 MacArthur Fellows," October 5, 2003)


FWM showcases new work by Artist-in-Residence Sarah Sze in her first solo exhibition in the Philadelphia area.  Sze’s immense and intricate site-specific works are akin to drawings in space, manipulating architectural space to profoundly affect the way it is viewed.  Sze represented the United States in the 2013 Venice Biennale.
 
Funding for this exhibition is provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, National Endowment for the Arts, and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM)