After School Classes are hands-on classes in the textile arts. For Fall 2020 we are introducing TAC Young Makers at Home! These classes are a way to engage with textiles from the comfort of your own home. TAC Young Makers is a 2-hour class combining skills-based textile instruction with opportunities to troubleshoot and freely experiment with processes and materials. This program runs from 4pm–6pm with options Mon-Wed (Ages 5-10)*. Classes run in 6-week cycles, rotating through Natural Dye, Marbling and Weaving.

*For ages 5+6 we recommend parent assistance during After School times

Class Descriptions

Natural Dyeing
TAC Young Makers at Home Natural Dyeing Project Kit includes all the materials and tools needed to create a natural dye kitchen at home. Work with raw natural dye extracts and learn to make your own extractions, identify dye plants in the wild of NYC and beyond.
Marbling
TAC Young Makers at Home Marbling Project Kit includes all the materials and tools needed to marble at home. Marbling is a method of aqueous surface design- an exciting term explaining that color is floated on either plain water or a viscous solution and then carefully transferred to an absorbent surface such as paper or fabric.
Weaving
TAC Young Makers at Home Weaving Project Kit includes all the materials and tools needed to weave on one of TAC’s cricket looms. TAC Looms will be provided already prepared for hours of weaving experimentation. Weavers will work with an assortment of weaving materials and learn new techniques along the way. Looms are on loan from TAC and available for purchase at the end of your cycle!
TAC Enrichment Options
We are excited to introduce TAC Craft & Project Kits as well as optional add-on enrichment programming to fit your needs this season. Kits are available to purchase on their own or with optional enrichment classes, homeschool art classes, group classes / virtual field trips, and professional development for teachers. Please reach out to TACyouth@textileartscenter.com for pricing and options!

2020/2021 Schedule

Each class starts at $285* before material add-ons and takes place once a week for six weeks. Space is limited. Scholarships are available for Young Makers at Home programming.

Cycle 5

April 13—May 27
Online
Monday: Weaving

Apr 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24

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Wednesdays: Marbling

Apr 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

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Check out our other Youth Program options for 2021!

Intergenerational workshops

Intergenerational workshops are intended for all ages. In these 2-hour at home workshops young makers are invited to pair up with a parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, caregiver, friend, or sibling to create together! We recommend participation starting at age 5+

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* Select discounts are available:
Early Bird Discount: Save 10% off if you register for after school by June 30th
Sibling Discount: Save 10% off each additional youth you register for a session at the same time.
Multi-Session Discount: Save 10% off each additional session when you register for them at once.

School Pick-Up

We offer school pick-up for our After School Classes. Not all school pick-ups are available for all days, please be sure to read availability carefully below! *Please note there are no After School pick-ups currently available.*

Manhattan

Brooklyn

  • PS 321:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • PS 372:
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • PS 58:
    Monday
  • PS 32:
    Monday
  • Berkeley Carroll School:
    Wednesday, Thursday
  • PS 118:
    Wednesday, Thursday
  • PS 39:
    Tuesday, Wednesday