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Learn how to mix clay with raffia fibers to give it new and exciting properties. Build sculptures that would be impossible to make with plain clay, as the fiber allows more delicate shapes and forms to be created with ease. OSH exhibiting artist Tahir Carl Karmali will teach about the history of this practice, and lead the group in creating two small to medium sculptures. This workshop uses the offcuts of raffia fibers from Karmali’s installation at OSH as part of our exhibition No More Water, on view through October 13. This workshop will also serve as the closing reception for the exhibition and will include artist talks and light refreshments.

$5 suggested donation for materials

Space is limited, so we highly recommend reserving your spot here!

Presented in conjunction with the Kings County Fiber Festival.

The Kings County Fiber Festival returns to OSH for an eighth year! Join us for this celebration of the handmade.

We’re proud to host a curated selection of vendors who will showcase their fine fiber arts and supplies for sale along the park on 5th Avenue and 3rd and 4th Streets. Workshop offerings will include “Arm Knitting”, and a “Fleece to Shawl Challenge”, and an artist demonstration by Tahir Carl Karmali & Jessi Highnet in partnership with the No More Water exhibition at OSH. New to the festival this year an artist talk and live exhibit with crochet artist Nassat_Nation who has a Sargent Pepper fashion style.

This year is also the 2nd annual “Make Warm Hats for the Homeless” hat drive, last year we distributed over 400 hats to two soup kitchens and an LGBTQ shelter. Bring hats to donate!