Upcoming Teen Program Using Reclaimed Materials at the Fabric Workshop and Museum !

Upcoming Teen Program Using Reclaimed Materials at the Fabric Workshop and Museum !

We’re so thrilled that The Fabric Workshop and Museum regularly uses reclaimed materials in their family programming events! For their upcoming event What Lies Beneath, they created props and costumes using a wide variety of materials found at The Resource Exchange. Participants will be able to see the artwork produced by teens from around the city and have a chance to explore screen printing, button making, or capturing self-portrait imagery in the FWM’s polaroid selfie booth! 

What Lies Beneath takes inspiration from their current exhibition Suzanne Bocanegra: Poorly Watched Girls, which celebrates the vibrant voices of teens, by inviting them to consider the experiences and feelings that lie just beneath the surface of the public self one presents to school, family or friends. 

Are you curious about what other teens experience in their daily lives and learning about their personal insights? Check out this month’s event details below:

FWM Teen Happening: What Lies Beneath?

November 30, 2018–from 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Opening Reception:

Friday, November 30, 2018—3:30 to 5:30 pm

The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Free and open to all teens
RSVP suggested; walk-ins welcome
Recommended ages: 13–19 years
Free snacks and drinks will be served!

Click here to register for this event.

For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at reservations@fabricworkshopandmuseum.org or (215) 561-8888.


Earlier this summer The Fabric Workshop and Museum also used reclaimed materials from The Resource Exchange for their Teen Program: Feeling Free! A patch making activity inspired by Ursula von Rydingsvard’s collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, PODERWAĆ, 2017, a monumental-sized leather motorcycle jacket. Read more and see pics here

We’re able to provide discounted art and crafts materials to excellent local arts and educational organizations like the FWM because of donations we receive from film, theatre, artists and YOU every year. Thank you for your ongoing support of our creative reuse mission!