Sunday April 30, 1pm-4pm
TINY LITTLE THINGS:
THE DOLL/HOUSE & DIORAMA WORKSHOP
Drop-in doll/house and diorama workshops
We’ll have needle felting, origami display boxes, dollhouse chairs from cardboard tubes, and more.
BYOCB (bring your own cardboard box, though we'll have supplies too)
More info and updates: @dollhousediorama on Instagram
at The Rotunda
FREE and open to ALL AGES; youth under 12, please bring a grown-up
Info on the workshops and their facilitators:
Come and learn needle felting, an easy craft for making tiny cute things! You will shape balls of wool to make 3-dimensional animals, people, or objects. In this workshop, we will make tiny guinea pigs with pieces of colored wool and special needles. Vegan fibers will be available for those who don't want to work with animal products. Supplies (including finger protection !) will be available.
Taught by ALISON MINER, a librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she co-runs a needle craft group called Sew What?! Alison has been a fan of miniatures for her whole life and been needle felting for several years, slowly amassing an army of tiny guinea pigs which she swears will not be used for nefarious purposes.
Learn how to make a traditional, square-shaped box out of paper that we will decorate to look like your house, apartment, or any other place you'd like to live! You can decorate inside and out to turn your origami Masu box into your new favorite place.
DOLLHOUSE IN A BOOK
Make a dollhouse in a book; unfold to play out different scenes in different rooms
cardboard box edition
Make your own dollhouse from a shoebox or corrugated cardboard. Endless possibilities. Endless! CC RIOT is an artist and educator who works primarily in ephemera an d text-based media (zines, collage, concepts). Instagram: @CCRIOT / Www.carolynchernoff.com
DOLLHOUSE CHAIR FROM TOILET PAPER TUBES
This workshop will encourage folks to be creative with toilet paper tubes and paper towel tubes, designer paper, and other decorative elements as we craft adorable chairs made for dollhouses. If there is interest, we can also show people how to make dollhouse plants from these same items. GINA RENZI is a lifelong dollhouse and miniature enthusiast who recently discovered that she not only admires tiny things but also likes to make them from used/discarded/found objects lurking at the bottom of her recycling bin or encountered on her many walks around West Philly. She is focused on the joy of making little things and encourages imperfection and experimentation.
- Left side of the building toward the back: There are seven steps to enter the venue
- Right side of the building toward the back: There is a ramp equipped for wheelchairs, strollers, walkers, and all other assistive devices. There is a single-occupancy, all-gender ADA restroom on the first floor, almost as soon as you enter from the ramp
Masks are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Please consider wearing a mask while inside.
aaaaand!! SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday June 10, 5pm-7pm
opening reception of
TINY LITTLE THINGS: THE DOLL/HOUSE PROJECT
@40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program Gallery aka AIRSPACE, 4007 Chestnut Street First Floor
more info coming soon.