Mission and Vission :
Textile Arts Center aspires to unify and empower the textile community, and advocate for the handmade.
Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicate to raising awareness and understanding of textiles through creative educational programs for children and adults. At TAC, we aspire to unify the textile community and advocate for the handmade by providing accessible, skills-based classes the reinvigorate engagement with traditional crafts. Techniques like weaving, sewing, and dyeing are practical, connective, and process-driven -- common denominators for designers, artists, and creative practitioners around the world. Because these activities are so widely used, they help to foster community and bring creativity back into our daily lives. They are part of our collective history and vital to our ongoing expressions of design, art, and culture.
At TAC, we appreciate the unique values of textile arts and want to expand opportunities for new practitioners to engage with the medium. Participatory learning is the foundation of our model and enables students from all backgrounds to make meaningful contributions to a growing community of fiber artists. Workshops, courses, events, and special programs at TAC allow professionals and novices alike to explore their creative ingenuity through handcraft processes. By engaging with groups ranging from newcomers to experts, we increase the positive social impact of textile arts and nuture innovations and leadership in the field.
Textile Arts Center was founded in 2009 in Brooklyn. Its main workship hosts youth and adult programs in a wide range of media. The Brooklyn location also houses the Artists in Residency program, and is home to Sewing Seeds - a program dedicated to the dissemination of accurate information on natural dyes.
In 2011, TAC opened the doors of its Manhattan studio, which functions as a retail outlet, features events, and holds coures for children.
To learn more about our history, take a tour, or for press inquiries, please contact us. You can also learn more about our Board + Staff, here.
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time
WEBINAR hosted by Chinatown Manpower (conducted in Mandarin Chinese)
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 at 5:30pm Eastern Time
Streaming online via One Day University
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 at 9:00pm Eastern Time
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR