Made by Hand: The Slow Craft Tradition

Eli Whitney Museum

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for ages 6-11


2024 Summer Program

The Arts & Crafts movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries was a response to industrialization. The mark of the hand had been removed, our goal is to emphasize the handmade in this weeklong workshop.

We will step away from machinery (and technology) and use our hands to make pottery, furniture, paper, textiles, and more…

Campers will craft heirloom pieces to take home while learning new skills and honing others. We teach campers how to use various tools to achieve an artistic outcome safely. Weave a basket, try your hand at handcrafted jewelry, and emboss copper sheets to create a decorative screen.

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