This spring Bard Graduate Center is partnering with Textile Arts Center to run monthly hands-on workshops for kids and family that respond to our two exhibitions, Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles and The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity.

In this workshop, students will learn traditional embroidery stitches, image transferring techniques, and how to create lines and textures on cloth while developing their own style. Students will leave with an embroidery sampler and embroidery hoop to continue practicing.

Other Workshops in this Series:

May 16

6–9 pm

Introduction to Bookbinding

June 16

3–6 pm

Introduction Bead Weaving

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. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.

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