Sonya Clark, The Hair Craft Project Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño
Sonya Clark, The Hair Craft Project
Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño

Teen Program: Fashioning Hair

May 17, 2019–3:30 to 6:30 PM

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 17, 2019, 3:30 – 6:30 PM
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free event; RSVP via Eventbrite
For questions about this program, please contact
The Fabric Workshop and Museum at or (215) 561-8888.

For many of us, hair is an expression of identity. What does your hair say about you? How does it symbolize who you are? Have you ever thought of your hair as a way to connect with your community?

FWM invites you to celebrate the historic process of weaving and its parallels to hair braiding, defined as "the original fiber art" by artist Sonya Clark. As part of her exploration of cultural symbols, Clark's work has long investigated African hairstyles and their relationship to weaving and other textile processes. 

Join us for an afternoon of printing, weaving, braiding, music, and making, featuring:

hair braiding sessions with local experts | DIY hair accessories and extensions | studio portraits | weaving demos | screen-printing braid-inspired patterns (bring your own shirt, tote, etc. to print on) | gallery tours | music | snacks and refreshments

Click here to add to our Spotify playlist, interweaving songs from different genres to create a soundtrack of unexpected collaborations and mash ups!