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Museum Education at PAFA

Pre-College: Experimental Art: Wearable Work

with Caitlin McCormack


Expand your art making abilities and dive into the world of experimental art! Sparked by imagination, students will construct artful garments, masks, props, and more. Class attendees will gain familiarity with a variety of fabrics, sewing notions, glue, cardboard, and found objects, with a strong emphasis on using repurposed/sustainable or discarded materials as artmaking media. Each class meeting will be dedicated to building a different wearable piece of art; a mask, a glove/gauntlet, a hat, a prop for a character of the student’s creation to use (such as a tool, a talisman, etc.), and a tunic/cape/gown.

Unique to this course, most of the supplies will be provided, though there are some items that each student must also bring to class.

Additional materials list will be emailed to registered students two weeks before class and made available on PAFA's website.

If you are applying for the scholarship: WAIT TO REGISTER UNTIL YOU HEAR THE DECISION! Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively! For Scholarship information visit

Pictured: Artwork by course instructor Caitlin McCormack. Photo by Alex Yudzon.

  • Summer Intensive 2024: Jul 29 - Aug 2nd, 2024
    Mon - Fri for 1 week from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Will run

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