Family Program participants. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Family Program participants. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

Family Program: Sole, Stamp, and Stomp!

June 24, 2017–from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Opening Reception:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
6th Floor Studio

Free and open to all families
Recommended ages: 4–12 years
For questions about the Family Program event, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.

Kids and grownups are invited to join The Fabric Workshop and Museum for collaborative art-making activities around the themes of shoes and movement. Led by Museum educators, families will also have a chance to explore artist-in-residence Lenka Clayton’s exhibition, Object Temporarily Removed. This program takes its inspiration from Clayton’s One Brown Shoe project, on view in a survey of the artist’s recent works.

Clayton’s art plays with accepted rules of everyday life, extending the familiar into the poetic and absurd. In this spirit, families will use “sole stamps” made from repurposed shoes to create their art on paper and plaster with their feet. Participants are encouraged to use the shoe stamps to evoke movement on paper by walking, stomping, and even dancing!

This program is taught by the Museum’s Education Staff, and all materials will be provided by The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Lenka Clayton: Object Temporarily Removed is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding was provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Arcadia Foundation.
Major support of FWM is provided by the Marion Boulton “Kippy” Stroud Foundation. FWM receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Additional support is provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Agnes Gund, and the Board of Directors and Members of The Fabric Workshop and Museum.