This spring Bard Graduate Center is partnering with Textile Arts Center to run monthly hands-on workshops for kids and families that respond to our two exhibitions, Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles and The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity. In this workshop, families will work collaboratively to create a hand-woven wall hanging on a loom, while experimenting with painting on the warp, a technique inspired by ikat.

Other workshops in this series:

April 21
11 am–2 pm
Drawing with Thread

May 19
11 am–2 pm
Handmade Notebooks

June 16
11 am–2 pm
Woven Beaded Jewelry


Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. TAC aspires to unite the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes that reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven—common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world.


Leading support for Public Programs at Bard Graduate Center comes from Gregory Soros and other generous donors.