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As Philadelphia's creative reuse center it is important to us to connect artists, builders, crafters, and reusers of all kinds by providing not only a place where they can get supplies, but also a space where they can share knowledge. One way we accomplish this is by hosting low cost workshops that are instructed by local artists. Workshops are taught by local artists, usually our current re-Create Featured Artist, and offer instruction and demonstration in the discipline the teaching artist desires with an emphasis on creating with reclaimed materials.

Want to Teach a Workshop!?

If you're an artist who creates with reused, salvaged, or reclaimed materials and you would like to be a featured artist or teach a workshop at The Resource Exchange, please contact us! We are always looking for new local featured artists and workshop teachers.

  • Phony Bologna!

    At our July 2014 reCreate workshop with Featured Artist and local prop and set designer Chris Haig, participants leaned to make faux food with fabrics and other materials salvaged from local film and theatre industries.
  • Phony Bologna!

    At our July 2014 reCreate workshop with Featured Artist and local prop and set designer Chris Haig, participants leaned to make faux food with fabrics and other materials salvaged from local film and theatre industries.
  • Pattern Making Basics

    At our Pattern Making Basics Workshop, local costume designer and reCreate Featured Artist of September 2014, Heidi Barr, taught participants to make their own sewing patterns out of old theatre set draftings. Many brought sewing machines and started their garments using reclaimed fabrics.
  • Paper and Shadow Puppetry Workshop

    reCreate Featured Artist of September 2013, Alison Mae Hoban, instructed participants in the basics of making puppets from recycled paper and shadow play shapes using reclaimed lighting and fabric.
  • Paper and Shadow Puppetry Workshop

    reCreate Featured Artist of September 2013, Alison Mae Hoban, instructed participants in the basics of making puppets from recycled paper and shadow play shapes using reclaimed lighting and fabric.
  • Reclaimed Card Making

    At our card making workshop, participants got together before the holidays to make unique and festive cards from our wide array of salvaged paper goods.
  • Assemblage sculpture

    Bethany Rose Rusen, local artist, store regular, and reCreate Featured Artist of June 2013 taught an assemblage sculpture workshop in the gallery of our old building on Cedar Street.
  • Assemblage sculpture

    Bethany Rose Rusen, local artist, store regular, and reCreate Featured Artist of June 2013 taught an assemblage sculpture workshop in the gallery of our old building on Cedar Street.
  • Frame Making

    Artists from Cambridge Street Studios were featured in our old Cedar Street store's gallery during April of 2013 and taught a workshop on framing with reclaimed moulding.
  • Frame Making

    Artists from Cambridge Street Studios were featured in our old Cedar Street store's gallery during April of 2013 and taught a workshop on framing with reclaimed moulding.
  • reDiscovering Paper Mache and Collage

    With reCreate Featured Artist of May 2014, Maddie Hewitt. At The Workshop Participants learned to make wheat paste and use salvaged paper materials to collage.
  • Crochet with Reclaimed Fabrics

    reCreate Featured Artist of August 2014 lead participants in the meditative practice of crocheting length of salvaged fabrics to add to his "traveling wave" installation.
  • Other Workshops in the past have included:

    Ink and Dye Making, Weaving with Scrap Fabrics, Halloween Costume Making Happy Hour, Science & Art Insect Print Making, Felt Making, and of course our annual DIY holiday gift and decoration making party reJOICE!

Stay tuned for our 2017 Workshops and Events!