Kids and Family

Family Makers Day: A Celebration of Irish Traditional Crafts

Enjoy RTÉjr’s hit show "Makers" while making your own traditional Irish crafts!


$15 General / $12 Members / FREE for Junior Joyce & Family Circle Members

Sat, Dec 8, 2018



Box Office


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


Presented courtesy of RTÉjr and Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Explore a variety of Irish craft work and talent with a special screening of RTÉjr’s hit show Makers, featuring willow-weaver Beth Moran, ceramicist Gráinne Watts, and wood-turner Glenn Lucas. After the screening, showcase your own creativity by making traditional crafts with teaching artists from Textile Arts Center to give as holiday gifts or enjoy for yourself.

Appropriate for children ages 4 and up.

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Please choose 1 of 2 craft making sessions per person when checking out. 

Craft Session 1: Woven Holiday Cards 
Learn how to weave on a table loom and experiment with different fibers and materials to create a soft holiday card with teaching artists from Textile Arts Center.

Craft Session 2: Felted Ornaments 
Learn how to shape wool fibers using felting techniques to create holiday ornaments with teaching artists from Textile Arts Center.

Please note the screening portion of this event is free of charge, and the ticketed price covers the craft supplies/instruction after the screening. If you would like to solely attend the 30 min screening of "Makers," please reserve for the screening only.

RTÉjr is a children's channel operated by Ireland's national broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann, which targets a demographic between 2-6 years of age. Makers explores Irish craft making with weaver Beth Moran, ceramicist Gráinne Watts and woodturner Glenn Lucas.




Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; Delta Air Lines; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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