WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
every season, we teach hands-on workshops highlighting the fashion and arts spaces. these community events invite kids to get involved in learning something new!
outside of a traditional school setting, kids are immersed in a diverse range of cultural and artistic play. they're able to learn the origins of ideas, what it takes to develop an art form, and explore their own creativity within it.
occasionally, we'll pair these workshops with special market events, popping into local marketplaces and retailers to meet families in person!
discover past workshops and events below.
PUMA X YOU: SCREENPRINTING WORKSHOP
we partnered with PUMA to bring a one-of-a-kind screen printing workshop for kids to their Flagship store in New York.
children learned how t-shirts are made and designed their own tees by operating a real screen printing press with guidance from our founders.
the designs were an assortment of affirmations that kids read aloud and selected to design their tees. practicing positive-self talk through this hands-on activity was so sweet to witness. the affirmations they chose from were: I am creative, I am courageous, I am kind, I am enough.
DESIGN PHILLY: KIDS FEST
we joined forces with Shay and Fran Silvestre of Playful Modern Kids + IMAGENFOTOGRAFI to bring a family experience to DesignPhiladelphia: Kids Fest (2022).
through our cyanotype kit workshop, families harnessed the power of the sun to create their own works of art, using paper cut outs of daisy dots and wavy stripes from our universe and items found in nature (leaves, twigs, flowers).
our intention was to create a space within the festival families could reconnect, and enjoy themselves through play.
FARIS: JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP
a pop-up collaboration with Faris Du Graf of FARIS, introducing kids to the world of jewelry-making and all its intricacies.
hosted at the FARIS Flagship store in Seattle, WA, children were invited to make their own necklaces with direction from the designer herself, using the same real tools and beads from the FARIS archive, resulting in stunning pieces that matched their personalities.
THE FEELS: ART TOGETHER SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP
with a focus on racial equity, THE FEELS, a Seattle non-profit organization, provides youth with accessible and experiential learning programs that bridge the world of art and culture together.
it's never too early to talk about big feelings and ideas. through our Art Together workshop we started with a simple question to children: "what is a problem you'd like to solve?"
our creative students took a step-by-step process, designing unique graphics onto paper, followed by the process of burning their designs to screens, and applying their original graphics to t-shirts using a screen printing press. all hands on and all done by them.
FAMILY GOODS: PAROL MAKING WORKSHOP
celebrating the holidays, we took to our Philippine roots and shared the tradition behind the parol ng pag-asa (ornamental, star-shaped, paper lanterns), in collaboration with FAMILY GOODS, a Los Angeles-based, nomadic neighborhood art market party.
kids learned about the lantern's historical symbolism of bringing hope to the holiday season, and the now reclaimed meaning behind the 5 points of star: Kapaypaan (Peace), Karapatan (Rights), Katarungan (Justice), Kalayaan (Freedom), Katotohanan (Truth), while assembling their own lantern to bring home.
DEARGIANA: IT'S A COOL COOL WORLD
it's important to uplift youth and give them a platform to be seen. we want kids to feel centered and inspired through our clothing and the work we do.
we had the honor of hosting the (then) 7 year old Filipina-Mexican artist, DEARGIANA, for her first solo exhibition in Seattle, WA. it was a full on family affair as she showcased over 40 original works of her iconic half/half fashion illustrations put together over the course of two years.