Textile Art – Family Portraits

How can a collaborative work of textile art tell a story?

Program Description

Textile Arts brings communities together and encourages collaboration. Students discuss contemporary and traditional textile works that have encouraged storytelling. Students create a collaborative piece based on a cherished memory involving friends or family using recycled fabrics, collage and fibre arts techniques.

Program Objectives

By the end of the Textile Art – Family Portraits program, students will:

  • Explore contemporary and traditional textile works that have encouraged collaboration and story-telling.
  • Experiment with recycled fabrics, collage and fibre arts techniques.
  • Produce a collaborative, two-dimensional work based on a family portrait.

Support Material

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Booking Details

Grades 1–3 (Half-Day)

Available all year

Regular rate applies

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Curriculum Connections

Program Categories

Onsite Program, Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft

Students sit around a group of artwork on the floor