Textile Arts Center (TAC) is a NYC-based resource facility dedicated 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 that 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.
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 nurture innovations and leadership in the field.
Textile Arts Center was founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY. Its main workshop 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 hosts youth and adult programs, as well as textile-related events.
This class was great. Learned a bunch of basics and how they can be expanded upon. The class size was small so we were able to ask lots of questions and get the attention we needed to fix our mistakes and make a great project. I would recommend this class for anyone looking to understand more about macrame or just learn a fun new skill.
Amazing silk painting class by Naomi Clark. She is very experienced and is a wonderful teacher. Thanks!
The instructor was knowledgable, explained all processes with limited equipment and answered all questions well. I came away with a small project and enough confidence to make things on my own. I wish there were a list of tools and techniques covered as I did not take the time to write it all down. Also a short email a couple days before the first class to start thinking of ideas for the first project would have been helpful. Otherwise, it was a small and enjoyable class. Definitely worth the time and money.
Emma was excellent at explaining the steps and had a great sense of humor which made the class fun!
I learned a lot in the class but you don't get to keep the materials or accomplish any projects during the class
The instructor was great, very knowledgeable and knew how to teach a beginner. Was also very patient. I learned how to make lace! Looking forward to a little more advanced class.
Joey was amazing!! So knowledgeable and personable. We all had a ton of fun and left with all we needed to know to recreate and experiment on our own. I highly suggest this or any class at the textile arts center !!
So fun! Murphy Theil is wonderful, really knowledgeable and excited about leather and new techniques. I made a couple things, got a lot of inspiration, and will keep it up on my own! One suggestion- open studio time at the Textile Arts Center would be great.
It was amazing. I enjoyed it a lot , the class was super clear and informative.
It was good, although not with the instructor advertised, Nadia Albertini, whose course I had taken before. I had been looking forward to learning more from her so was a disappointed when another teacher was there when I arrived. Edward was very good however and I appreciated learning new techniques from another pro with a different aesthetic.