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Art-To-Wear

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK

Thursday, April 20, 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.


DROP-IN ART MAKING

Design Challenge: Materials Remix
Noon-4 pm | Studio 2, Create Space

Get inspired by WOW® artists who use everything from cable ties to kitchen utensils to create their outfits. Can you transform a handful of assigned materials into a hat or headpiece design within the time limit? Show off your creative thinking and try to earn a badge based on the official WOW competition criteria: wearability, originality and well-made construction. 

 

WOW® on Stage

3-4 pm | Morse Auditorium

Actors from New Repertory Theatre's Classic Repertory Company present staged readings of short WOW®-inspired plays written by museum visitors earlier in the week, plus a specially commissioned 10-minute play be local playwright Deirdre Girard. 

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