CraftNOW Create

Saturday, November 3, 2018

11:00am – 4:00pm

Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street



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On Saturday, November 3rd, craft steps out of the studio and into the heart of Philadelphia with CraftNOW Create, a hands-on exploration of craft at the Kimmel Center. All activities are free and family friendly. Stop by and join in at any time! 

2018 activities will be presented by The Center for Art in Wood, The Clay Studio, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of the Arts and more.

Presented in partnership with the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.

Made possible with funding from Blick Art Materials
with additional support from the American Craft Council and Freeman’s.

Spinning Tops

The creation of these wooden tops is an easy three step process that allows artists to take as much or as little time as they want to bring to life a beautiful piece.


Animate clay characters using the art of stop motion. One person or a group of people can create a story, supply voices for characters, and share your creation with the world.

Button Making

Create your own wearable message from an assortment of dyed fabrics, thread, and printed texts to cut, collage, and press the materials into souvenir buttons.

Fabric YoYo’s

Come learn the tried and true art of making yoyo embellishments.  Sewing experts will be available to give you a sewing machine demonstration.

Nature Embroidery

Inspired by their craft collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art will help visitors create a small masterpiece using embroidery techniques.

Digitizing Clay

Watch live demonstrations of 3D printing in clay and see forms emerge from molds that were digitally fabricated.

Glass Blowing Studio

Watch a video of the UArts glass studio from the comfort of the Kimmel Center – and then head next door to see everything up close. Escorted tours leave every half hour.

Handmade Jewelry

Cathy Darlington will conduct a make-and-take with metal jewelry. Go home with a brand new piece of jewelry that you made for yourself!

Wooden Toy Making

Create your own classic folk-art toys! Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about woodworking techniques with hand tools and to make and take their own pieces.

Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street