Kids of TAC

TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 6!

The last week of camp at Textile Arts Center culminated in a glamorous finale. The campers visited The Met to see the exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. This exhibit highlighted the luxe fashion that was inspired by

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 6!

The last week of camp at Textile Arts Center culminated in a glamorous finale. The campers visited The Met to see the exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. This exhibit highlighted the luxe fashion that was inspired by

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 5!

In Week 5 of TAC Summer Camp, the campers visited the Museum of Art and Design to see the exhibition: Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft and Care. The core of Aguiñiga’s work is using materials and design to provide care and support

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 5!

In Week 5 of TAC Summer Camp, the campers visited the Museum of Art and Design to see the exhibition: Tanya Aguiñiga: Craft and Care. The core of Aguiñiga’s work is using materials and design to provide care and support

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 3!

In Week 3 of TAC Summer Camp, the kids visited the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to see their exhibit, Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color. This exhibit explores the ways that artists, scientists, designers, and philosophers saw and utilized

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 3!

In Week 3 of TAC Summer Camp, the kids visited the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum to see their exhibit, Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color. This exhibit explores the ways that artists, scientists, designers, and philosophers saw and utilized

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 2!

This week in TAC Summer Camp, the kids visited the Museum of Arts and Design to view Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro. Schapiro was an influential feminist artist who helped to make traditional crafts and decoration accepted into the

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 2!

This week in TAC Summer Camp, the kids visited the Museum of Arts and Design to view Surface/Depth: The Decorative After Miriam Schapiro. Schapiro was an influential feminist artist who helped to make traditional crafts and decoration accepted into the

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 1!

Throughout Week 1 of TAC Summer Camp, we delved into the power of text and textiles. The campers took a field trip to The Museum of the City of New York to see the exhibit, Activist New York. The exhibition

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TAC Summer Camp, 2018: Week 1!

Throughout Week 1 of TAC Summer Camp, we delved into the power of text and textiles. The campers took a field trip to The Museum of the City of New York to see the exhibit, Activist New York. The exhibition

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Kids of TAC: Pollock Inspired Skirts!

Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool’s Sewing and Fashion class focused on projects inspired by famous artists. For their final project of the cycle, students designed their own Pollock-inspired fabric and used it to create a garment! On the first day,

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Kids of TAC: Pollock Inspired Skirts!

Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool’s Sewing and Fashion class focused on projects inspired by famous artists. For their final project of the cycle, students designed their own Pollock-inspired fabric and used it to create a garment! On the first day,

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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Elemental Dyeing!

In Cycle 3 of TAC Afterschool, we recently made patchwork tote bags using elemental dyeing methods. We explored three different techniques that used unconventional techniques to dye fabrics for our bags. The first process was snow dyeing: First, we gathered

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Kids of TAC: Woven Scarves!

Cycle 2 of TAC Afterschool began with weaving scarves. We limited our materials to our own hand dyed cotton muslin, and an impressive array of chenille. These materials weave quickly, so seasoned and novice weavers alike could make long, warm

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Kids of TAC: Woven Scarves!

Cycle 2 of TAC Afterschool began with weaving scarves. We limited our materials to our own hand dyed cotton muslin, and an impressive array of chenille. These materials weave quickly, so seasoned and novice weavers alike could make long, warm

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TAC Summer Camp: Week 5!

This week the children learned about high fashion while studying the designs in the Comme Des Garcons: The Art of the In-Between exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The show centers around the unconventional designs of Rei Kawakubo, who

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TAC Summer Camp: Week 5!

This week the children learned about high fashion while studying the designs in the Comme Des Garcons: The Art of the In-Between exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The show centers around the unconventional designs of Rei Kawakubo, who

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TAC Summer Camp: Week 3!

Week 3 was dedicated to our senses, new flavors and food stories. As result, the textile projects show the camper’s own relationship to the topic. What’s your favorite dish? What reminds you of home? Which spices can be used for

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TAC Summer Camp: Week 3!

Week 3 was dedicated to our senses, new flavors and food stories. As result, the textile projects show the camper’s own relationship to the topic. What’s your favorite dish? What reminds you of home? Which spices can be used for

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