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Art-To-Wear

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 10am - 4pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Art-To-Wear

Join us to explore the World of WearableArt TM exhibition and let the spectacular ensembles on view spark your imagination.


DROP-IN ART MAKING

Designing for Three Dimensions
10 am-4 pm | Studio 1, Create Space

Use recycled materials, paper and fabric to design wearable art for a 12-inch wooden mannequin. Explore how materials bend drape and move around a three-dimensional form. Model your outfit on our miniature runway and snap a photo to share on social media using #PEMwow.


COLLABORATIVE ART MAKING

Six-Word Memoirs with Salem Award Foundation
10 am-4 pm | Atrium

Can you write a personal narrative using only six words?  For its 25th anniversary year, the Salem Award Foundation is fostering a community dialogue about inclusion through six-word memoirs. Contribute your story to our wearable memoir, and mark your calendar for the celebration event on Sunday, June 11. Learn more at salemaward.org.


DRAWING ACTIVITY

Draw Your Dream Wearable Art
10 am-4 pm | Atrium

Use the supplies and drawing prompts provided to design your dream outfit inspired by the World of WearableArtTM exhibition. Explore reference materials about how artists, fashion designers and costumers render fabric and garments as two-dimensional art.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION

Artist or Mad Scientist: Creative Experimentation in Costume Production
11 am-noon | Atrium

Meet artist and costumer Collette Livingston as she shares her creative process and knack for concocting unexpected designs through experimentation. See samples of her work, discuss her experience with performance organizations like Cirque du Soleil and begin to look at your art-making materials in new ways. 


STUDIO DISCOVERY

Fabric Manipulation
1-3 pm | Studio 2, Create Space
Recommended for ages 7 and up
Register at pem.org/calendar or at the admissions desk

With simple stitches with needle and thread, learn how to reshape a flat piece of fabric to create intricate textures with artist Collette Livingston. Apply your design to an apron that you can take home. 

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